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The Blood Royal (Joe Sandilands Series #9)

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

    London is full of dangerous men

    An emigree Russian princess warns us of this early on. Then as now! But, luckily for the reader, the danger in this rollicking good read lies with the women. And no one does female villains better then Cleverly because she makes sure we understand the intensity of their motives.
    London after the Great War must have been a difficult city to police. Irish terrorists, turbulent Russians, an East End awash with immigrants of dozens of nationalities. Bombs were going off and a series of assassination attempts on the perceived enemies of Irish independence culminates in the murder of a war hero Admiral on his Mayfair doorstep.
    Cue Joe Sandilands, recently returned from India.
    This is a younger Joe, finding his feet, growing into his job, but charming and dashing as ever. Unlike Jack Reacher who pounds his suspects to a pulp then asks questions, Sandilands holds his strength in reserve, questions, thinks and then takes action. Blunderbuss or Luger - choose your weapon.
    With Sandilands and his side-kick, Lily, a young woman police constable whom he elevates unofficially to a detective position, we walk the streets of an intrigue-filled, dangerous but glamorous London.
    Plot - fast moving. Characters - well-drawn and credible. Prose - elegant.
    Declaration: I have actually read the book - in one sitting - unlike the nutter who gives it one star although he hasn't even got a copy! 'Mr Anonymous' - are we surprised? His gripe appears to be that he didn't much like the price!! B&N - why do you allow this nonsense?

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    The mistress of mystery does it again

    I just want to say before I start my own review, how outraged I am to see someone giving a poor star rating just on the basis of Barnes and Noble pricing, without even reading Barbara Cleverly's book. Very misleading for other would-be readers and, I imagine, distressing for the author.
    Anyway,fans will be thrilled to have Joe Sandilands back and on great form. Cleverly always provides excellent historical detail, plainly based on excellent historical research: this tale is no exception. The Romanovs: brilliant, intriguing, glamourous. And Cleverly gives us conspiracy theory heaven.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

    From the author.

    Dear "Anonymous",
    I see that in the previous review you have awarded my new book one star and this despite not having read it or bought a copy.
    Your gripe appears to be that the cost is higher than at a rival concern. Slight evidence for a reasoned appraisal, I would have thought?
    Look here - take off your mask and send your address to my publisher (Soho Press, NY) and I will arrange for a free copy to be sent on to you. Then we may all look forward to an informed criticism.
    I have awarded my own book five stars - ('Bad form!' Joe Sandilands would have said!) But the Rate and Review 'required fields' system is such a blunt instrument I had no option. Forgive me! But it may balance out the previous injustice.
    Barbara Cleverly (real name).

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2011

    Nook Price

    I recognize that Amazon makes deals with publishers, but, really, if Nook is going to compete with Kindle, Barnes and Noble needs to watch the pricing of the electronic editions. This book sells for $9.99 at Amazon. I want to read it, but I'm not paying more to read it on the Nook.

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 18, 2012

    Not as good as the previous .... A disappointment

    Joe Sandilands is not front and center in this tale. I think Barbara Ckeverly is trying to be Anne Perry. Anne Perry's male detective would never get anywhere if it weren't for his wife, her aunt and, in one I read recently, their servant whom he put undercover in the palace. I want Joe Sandilands to be the star not Lily Wentworth. Lily's aunt did not trust Joe and had him followed.Not trust Joe? What is going on here? Bring back the old Joe. Send him back to India.

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