Deadly Engagement: A Georgian Historical Mystery [NOOK Book]

Overview

It’s 1763. Career diplomat and amateur sleuth Alec Halsey is embroiled in country house murder and mayhem. Alec also confronts past demons in his love life and a cruel twist of fate reveals why his brother loathes him and will go to any lengths to ruin him. If you love Sebastian St. Cyr and Julian Kestrel novels then you'll love this "crimance" (a blending of crime and romance genres).

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Deadly Engagement: A Georgian Historical Mystery

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Overview

It’s 1763. Career diplomat and amateur sleuth Alec Halsey is embroiled in country house murder and mayhem. Alec also confronts past demons in his love life and a cruel twist of fate reveals why his brother loathes him and will go to any lengths to ruin him. If you love Sebastian St. Cyr and Julian Kestrel novels then you'll love this "crimance" (a blending of crime and romance genres).

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011117954
  • Publisher: Sprigleaf
  • Publication date: 10/15/2010
  • Series: Alec Halsey Crimance , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 60,296
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

New to my novels?I write Georgian historical romance and crimance—crime with lashings of romance. All my books are set in the 18th Century, spanning 1740 to early 1780s England, with occasional crossings to the France of Louis XV.Are they for you?f you love BBC Classic Drama, Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, 18th Century history, or romances with plenty of wit and adventure then give my books a try. You'll find a world of determined heroines and heroes, an eccentric character or two, and a weave of subplots to keep things interesting. They don't conform to genre formulas and have been described as “a throwback to the Golden Age of romance, but with a modern voice” and “heart wrenching drama with a happily ever after”. Historical detail is important to me but above all I want you to be entertained.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    I picked up this book because a previous reviewer suggested it w

    I picked up this book because a previous reviewer suggested it would appeal to readers that enjoyed the Julian Kestral novels of Kate Ross and the St. Cyr mysteries of C.S. Harris. I have to say that I totally agree. I wish this author would give us another historical mystery.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2010

    Excellent!!!

    Reads like an updated classic. Sophisticated style but easy to read. Wonderful dialog, wit, and historical detail. A page-turner. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Now I'm a Lucinda Brant fan!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 16, 2010

    Five Star Read!

    A page turner style that is hard to put down. Ms Brant delivers a fast-paced mystery with historical detail that does not overwhelm the story. Interwoven with the mystery is the amateur sleuth Alec Halsey's private life woes - a brother who hates him, and the woman he loves is a single-minded widow who can hold her own. The secondary characters are strong and add to the story. Uncle Plantagenet is a stand out. There is plenty of drama, a mystery to unravel and all tempered with wit and great dialogue. Can't wait for the sequel!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2013

    Deadly Engagement

    I enjoyed this book. I don't usually like mystery but I could't stop after I picked it up.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    Excellent, enjoyable read... A friend recommended this book.  As

    Excellent, enjoyable read... A friend recommended this book.  As we have completely different taste in our reading materials, I really wasn't sure. I'm glad I decided to give it a try.  I stayed up late reading just so I could finish it.  Absolutely enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    Disappointed

    I bought this book based on a review that said it was similar to the Sebastian St. Cyr series, Maisee Dobbs, etc. I enjoy historical mysteries and don't mind a little romance thrown in. This book, however, read more like a romance, and a bad one at that. There is no similarity to the aforementioned series. The writing and story line were both banal and predictable. I will not be buying the second one in this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

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    Well written. Vivid descriptions. A good plot. Loved it! Highly rec. especially if you also like the St Cyr mysteries.

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  • Posted August 26, 2012

    Not Bad

    While it's certainly no Ashley Gardner novel, the plot isn't bad and the characters are entertaining. The dialogue was often distracting since the modern use of contractions and words such as "ain't" by the upper echelons of the aristocracy was used frequently. I also felt as if the book moved at a very fast pace without introducing many of the characters (suddenly Sir Cosmo is on the scene and the author is writing about him as if he's been there all along). The story also seemed to end quite abruptly. That said, the plot was enjoyable, characters humorous and it was a fun, quick story. If you're looking for a more sophisticated, believable historical fiction novel, check out the Captain Lacey series by the before mentioned Gardner.

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