When a frantic woman comes to Georgia claiming that her neighbor, Nicholas Drake, has been abducted by the notorious Duke of Blackford, Georgia and the Archivist Society agree to take the case. When the Duke of Blackford enters her bookstore, Georgia knows the Archivist Society is in need of her services. A proposito di polizia, il nipote di una nobildonna appartenente alla società segreta è un detective: a me sembra impossibile per l'epoca e anche oggi giorno non credo che ci siano molti nobili che facciano i poliziotti. To find Drake and discover who is behind his abduction, Georgia and her beautiful assistant, Emma, will have to leave the cozy confines of their bookshop and infiltrate the inner circles of the upper crust—with the help of the dashing but dubious Duke of Blackford himself. When she spies the man who killed her parents years ago, she vows to bring him to justice once and for all…at any cost. This is my first Kate Parker novel but according to her website she started out writing Romantic Suspense.
رأت المعلمة تريلاوني في حصته الأولى على الإطلاق طالع الموت في أوراق شاي هاري بوتر. However, far too much backstory slowed the pace and the budding romance between Georgia and the Duke of Blackford was written with about as much subtlety as an anvil dropping on one's head. Purity Pip Tyler živi kao skvoterica u Oaklandu, opterećena je studentskim kreditom, a jedina joj je obitelj majka. But that is far from the English way. قد فرّ سيرياس بلاك، قاتل محترف هارب وأحد أتباع لورد فولدمورت - ويُشاع أنه يُلاحق هاري.
Their mission is to find missing people and right other wrongs. Beautiful the environment of Victorian London and their customs. Certainly there are some portions of the story that feel a bit contrived, considering the mores of Victorian society -- while I recognize them, I am willing to ignore them in favor of allowing the author to move along the plot of an enjoyable story. But on her first visit to Mimi's new Mayfair house of haute couture, Olivia finds something else - the body of an unknown man. The main mystery was done fairly well, and while I had my guesses early on, the book takes you on quite a twisty path to reach its resolution.
The Vanishing Thief was an interesting read, I think had it been set in modern times it would have been less interesting. I really like several characters. The story has twists and turns and involves others form the gentry class and all seem to have a reason to have wanted to kidnap the man. Sign up at to get free copies. Georgia and the Archivist Society take the case and Georgia heads up the investigation.
Outside of these stereotypes and the background of his character delivered via info dump, of course , there's little to set him apart from everyone else in this book. I am usually very wary and excited when opening the pages of a first book, but I was not disappointed. If you are not as picky as I am, you'll probably enjoy this, it does have it's redeeming features. But the missing thief and his abductor are not the only ones to elude Georgia Fenchurch. Bookish Georgia Fenchurch was a delightful heroine, and I was a bit envious of her bookshop. While the writing lacked the depth of some other books that I have read set in a similar era, I was entertained enough and interested enough in the characters to make another foray into the world of the Antiquarian Society.
She has the bookshop she The Vanishing Thief Victorian Bookshop Mystery, book 1 by Kate Parker - book cover, description, publication history. When a trip to the country took days and to call the authorities you had to send a person with a message or find a bobbie on the street. The idea of the Archivist Society may not be completely probable, but the era saw a rise in social awareness and a growing middle class which could feasibly allow for such a rag tag company of concerned people investigating cases. I was left guessing most of the time. From the author of The Vanishing Thief and The Counterfeit Lady comes an all-new Victorian mystery featuring antiquarian bookseller Georgia Fenchurch, who doubles as a private investigator for the secret Archivist Society. Perhaps she is planning to elaborate as the series continues via flashback, perhaps? This series will be a great addition to the mystery bookshelves. When she spies the man who killed her parents years ago, she vows to bring him to justice once and for all at any cost.
Parker posse The book started out okay. Bookish Georgia Fenchurch was a delightful heroine, and I was a bit envious of her bookshop. I want him returned to me alive and well. And this is how our charming heroine, Georgia, conducts her investigations. Anyway, I look forward to reading more from this series. Why would a man, knowing his life was in danger, turn his back on his killer? She soon discovers that anarchy isn't. The pacing was steady, and didn't lag at all.
The first few chapters had me flipping back and forth trying to remember all the characters' names, but soon enough, I was completely hooked. Anyway, this one was really, really good and love the cover. This was a great late Victorian mystery. The story read in a choppy manner, and some of the writing came off as unprofessional - needing a more educated proofreader. I think it takes a minute because there are a lot of Lords and Dukes plus their wives plus the members of the Archivist Society and keeping them all straight was a task. To find Drake and discover who is behind his abduction, Georgia and her beautiful assistant, Emma, will have to leave the cozy confines of their bookshop and infiltrate the inner circles of the upper crust--with the help of the dashing but dubious Duke of Blackford himself. We'd also be in the middle of angry conversations when the author would suddenly drop in a few sentences describing the characters' good looks and fashion.
Duke of Blackford: Benedict Cumberbatch. The Royal Assassin by Kate Parker. I really like several characters. The mystery was really interesting and kept me reading to find out whom the killer was. I will definitely get the next book. La società segreta non mi sembra che sia poi così segreta visto che vari personaggi sanno a chi rivolgersi o chi ne sia a capo. But Drake is no innocenthe is a thief who has been blackmailing many of the leading members of London society.