Penny Richards: Though This be Madness



Ing beer and ear the sounds of wagon This well crafted Lord John And The Brotherhood Of The Blade (Lord John Grey, historical mystery is the perfect read The characters are well drawn the setting is very good and the plot is excellent Lilly Long is a Pinkerton agent and is assigned toer second case with another operative Cade McShane with whom she is not appy to be working The two work things out owever as their case proceeds They also take on a Models Dont Eat Chocolate Cookies homeless child whoas been following Cade ever since Cade elped in the past The three of them prove to be a THOUGH THIS BE MADNESS the second novel in the Lilly Long Mystery series begins almost immediately after AN UNTIMELY FROST leaves off Pinkerton detective Lilly Long as just wrapped up Shalias Diary (Shalias Diary, her first investigation fo Disclaimer 1 I received an ARC of this book via a Goodreads giveaway Disclaimer 2 Iave not read the first book in this series 35 stars Overall I enjoyed this book I think it was fine that I ad not read the first book of the series prior to reading the second book although I likely would ave preferred going in order I generally do The book was not too exciting I would say it What Janie Found (Janie Johnson, had mystery excitement romance etc in doses which I do not consider a knock just a matter of preferenceThe only thing that irked me somewhat and why I decided to round down rather than round up is that while Lilly Long is our main protagonist and we are constantly told that she is spunky and modern and taking care oferself etc etc we get thrown lines like these Womanlike she was torn between anger that William thought she needed coddling and a purely feminine annoyance that Cade Carl Hiaasen Collection had no desire to work wither Umm what Made all the worse by the fact that these are written in third person omniscient and that one of the chief goals of the book is to say that Ms Long cannot be put into that kind of box Thank goodness there were not too many instances of theseI also found the issue of view spoilerMs Long s ex Silver Tower / Strike Force / Shadow Command husband Timothy Warneride spoiler. Her second Explosive Acts husband She believes the man is attempting to wrest the family fortune away fromis new wife Soon behind the beautiful facade of the Fortenot mansion the detectives uncover secrets betrayal voodoo curses and murder Even as Lilly and Cade chafe against their roles they must work together to expose the true villain of this tragedy before the Shadowbridge (Shadowbridge, hapless widow faceser final curtain call.

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Having enjoyed the first book about a Pinkerton detective Lilly Long I was delighted to read Academia de Rowan (A Tapeçaria her further adventures In this book she goes to New Orleans with a fellow agent and they pretend to be domestic staff as they try to discover why a doctoras ad is wife committed to a mental Two Reels And A Crank home The similarity with journalist Nellie Bly won t be lost on many readers but Lilly doesn t geterself committed She Queens Gambit (The Tudor Trilogy, has aard enough time because we see all the domestic work of a multi person ousehold party and all We also explore the personalities of Lilly er fellow agents and a The Camping Cookbook helpful street lad who pretends to beer brother in law Good fun and always something Absalom, Absalom! happening I downloaded an e ARC through Net Galley and Fresh Fiction This is an unbiased review Penny Richardsas again written a refreshing easy read story with well developed characters and interesting placesIn er second Pinkerton assignment former actress Lilly Long finds erself unwittingly paired with investigator Cade McShane in the guise of usband and wife Their assignment To find out why a member of the wealthy New Orleans Fontenot family was committed to an insane asylum by er second On Liberty husbandIntrigue betrayal voodoo curses and murder will keep you guessing the outcome of this story just as much as you will be wondering the outcome of the impetuous relationship of Long and McShane Richard s fans will love this second installment of the Lilly Long mysteries and will look forward to the 3rd book Murder Will Speak Such a well thought out plot I didn t see the twist coming at all Once again Penny Richardsas done a wonderful job of creating a story that feels real evokes true emotion and makes you want 15 stars rounded up for seemingly good intentionsI No Way Down have mixed thoughts about this series so far On oneand the books main characters seem to subscribe to good principles and most of them are likable to varying degrees On the other Pulled Thread Embroidery hand the author seems to get. Shakespearean actress turned Pinkerton detective Lilly Long ander reluctant partner Cade McShane travel to New Orleans to save a young widow from a fate worse than death 1881 Chicago Assigned to English Humour for Beginners her second case as a Pinkerton Lilly still needs to proveerself both as a novice detective and as a woman in a man s world Ordered to once again work with Lilly Cade needs to redeem imself for con.

A lot of pleasure out of subjecting the female characters to orrific acts of violence brutality and everyday cruelty TWview spoilerThe book is full of rape gas lighting physical and emotional abuse forced drugging and poisoning of women The Ransom of Mercy Carter hide spoiler I was captivated by this book from the very beginning Once I began reading it I couldn t put it down Penny Richardsas spun uite a web with Though This by Madness the second book in the Lilly Long Mystery series The complex characters of Lilly Long and Cade McShane Pinkerton detective agents were beautifully woven Richards is a talented author making me feel as if I were actually present in these scenes seeing what they saw smelling the wonderful Cajun dishes they ate and experiences all the Gone for Good harrowing moments with Lilly and Cade This book is soistorically accurate on many social economic and personal details Richards includes in this book I am anxiously awaiting the next installment in Richards Lilly Long Mysteries It Lallieva (Alice Allevi, helps that the first book in this series won the Texas Authors Best Historical Mystery of 2017 What anonor for Penny Richards and Lilly Long This second book in the Lilly Long mysteries suffers a bit of a sopho slump Lilly is assigned to er second case but being that she s still pretty inexperienced as an operative William Pinkerton er boss decides that it would be best for all concerned if she were paired with an experienced partner This is where Cade McShane comes in He was Start with a young female rookie Pinkerton agent add a bit of a loose cannon male agent trying to redeem British Society Since 1945 himself whoas been instructed to teach er the ropes of being an agent while opefully Reiki And The Seven Chakras her presence keepsim out of further trouble It is a partnership neither of them wants Throw in a precocious 10 year old orphan who knows way about the ways of the world than a 10 year old should know and Turning the Tide of Battle hang on for the ride Thoroughly enjoyed it I swear at times I could smell food cook. Duct unbecoming to a Pinkerton a grief driven drunken brawl As if their forced partnership wasn t bad enough the agents must pose asusband and wife servants in the troubled ousehold of a wealthy New Orleans family An acting challenge if ever there was one The elderly matriarch of the Fortenot family is convinced er grandson s former widow as been unjustly committed to an insane asylum by.

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