When Englishman John Delaney dies on a family pilgrimage organized by David Dickinson, Author. Dickinson's witty, highly literate seventh Lord Francis Powerscourt novel after 's Death on the Nevskii Prospekt provides a lively portrait of turn-of-the-last-century Ireland, where the English investigator and his wife, Lady Lucy, track Dickinson's solid sixth Lord Francis Powerscourt turn-of-theth-century mystery doesn't quite rise to the level of some of the better earlier entries in the series.
In the wake of the upper-class investigator's brush with death in In Dickinson's well-written fifth historical set in turn-of-theth-century Britain after 's Death of a Chancellor , Lord Francis Powerscourt investigates the death of a junior "bencher," Alexander Dauntsey, who falls face Less a whodunit like its predecessor, Goodnight Sweet Prince , than a tale of intrigue and action, Dickinson's second Lord Francis Powerscourt mystery centers on efforts to disrupt Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in through In this excellent novel, the first in a new historical series, Dickinson draws on his experience as series editor of the BBC's three-part program about the British royal family, Monarchy, to weave a tale of blackmail and murder among the royals Dickinson's strong 10th historical starring Lord Francis Powerscourt after 's Death of a Wine Merchant combines a compelling whodunit with some of the author's best writing to date.
In , a car accident strands Powerscourt and his wife in In Dickinson's third well-paced Victorian mystery after 's Death and the Jubilee , devoted family man Lord Francis Powerscourt investigates the murder of a distant relative, art historian Christopher Montague, found garroted in his Apr 26, Cece rated it liked it Shelves: mysteries , historic-fiction. Unlike Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs series, these books are not grounded in the history as much as in front of the history well-researched and accurate as it appears , which serves as background for swashbuckling, amazing escapes, breathtaking derring-do, scandal and intrique.
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Exchange the carriage and four and telegraph for a Porsche and an iPhone and these books could go modern very easily. Fun, but not memorable. A satisfying yet strange conclusion to this latest Powerscourt intrigue. Great setting in bleak and tumultuous Russia at the turn of the century with a cheeky cleric named Rasputin just making his way into the acquaintance of the Romanov family.
Jul 24, Ken Timbers rated it liked it. The Russian torture chambers are described in gruesome detail! View 1 comment. Jan 21, Charlene rated it liked it. I like this series very much but didn't care for this book. It is partly because I'm not too fond of Russian history and the fall of the royal family. The cruelty of the country as it was falling wasn't something I was into at this time.
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Sep 01, Jan Koch rated it liked it. Easy read murder mystery. I liked the setting in Tsarist Russia. I'm not sure how fond I am of the hero, Lord Francis Powerscourt.
Feb 15, Karen rated it liked it Shelves: mysteries. Good, but horribly gruesome in spots. Read at your own risk. Sep 30, ShanDizzy rated it it was amazing. Very gritty, violent story. Jul 12, Tanna rated it it was ok Shelves: fiction. Apr 19, Malerah rated it it was ok Shelves: mystery. If I wasn't from Russia, I would enjoy this book.
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There are a lot of mistakes which are very annoying. Apr 29, Christa rated it liked it. Mystery involving the family of the last Czar and his family. Descripion of brutality overdone. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Any minute now, she knew, the proper contractions would start.
That's me done and dusted with Lord Francis Powerscourt and these mediocre tales. Evi Solomou rated it really liked it Aug 15, Mary rated it liked it May 26, Eeep rated it liked it Sep 06, Paula rated it really liked it Nov 04, Patricia rated it liked it Jan 24, Susan rated it it was amazing Jun 04, Beverley Cole rated it really liked it Mar 08, Jenna rated it it was ok Apr 11, Alanna rated it really liked it May 22, Vickie rated it it was amazing Sep 21, Rebecca Cook rated it it was amazing Dec 13, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Truly an elaborate joke, but then real people begin to disappear - and not long after the first body is found in the chapel at the top of Croagh Patrick, Ireland's Holy Mountain on the very day 10, people make the great pilgrimage to the summit. More follow, and as Powerscourt makes his way towards the killer his own life comes under threat, while his patriotism, and his devotion to Ireland is called into question on his journey towards the truth.
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