Deadly Pleasure (Francesca Cahill Series #2)

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Brenda Joyce has enthralled millions of readers with her New York Times bestselling novels. Now, join us in the next chapter of her unforgettable storytelling: the Francesca Cahill novels. Step into the glittering world of New York City's high society at the turn of the last century, where murder and pleasure are one and the same, and love becomes the ultimate weapon...

Francesca Cahill comes from one of New York's best families. Her mother is a leading socialite, her father, a ...

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Overview

Brenda Joyce has enthralled millions of readers with her New York Times bestselling novels. Now, join us in the next chapter of her unforgettable storytelling: the Francesca Cahill novels. Step into the glittering world of New York City's high society at the turn of the last century, where murder and pleasure are one and the same, and love becomes the ultimate weapon...

Francesca Cahill comes from one of New York's best families. Her mother is a leading socialite, her father, a millionaire. Their expectations for their daughter are simple— marry well, and soon. But the intrepid and self-styled "Crime-Solver Extraordinaire" has other plans...

Francesca discovered she had a penchant for sleuthing when she met Rick Bragg, New York City's powerful and enigmatic Police Commissioner. Together, they solved what was known as the crime of the century. Now, their paths are destined to come together once again, but this time far more dangerously and fatefully. For Francesca is tempted to give in to the desire she and Rick have been resisting. And when Bragg's arch-rival Calder Hart arrives in town, a respectable man is suddenly found dead, and now murder is the name of the game...

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"The steamy revelations...are genuinely intriguing, and just enough of them are left unresolved at the book's end to leave readers waiting eagerly for the series' next installment."—Publishers Weekly on Deadly Love

"Fast-paced, sensual, and intriguing."—Library Journal on Deadly Love

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312977689
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Series: Francesca Cahill Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 4.28 (w) x 6.76 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Brenda Joyce is the author of 26 novels. She lives in Colorado. Visit her Web site at: www.brendajoyce.com.

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A Letter from Brenda Joyce

Dear Readers:
When the idea of doing a mystery series occurred to me, I nixed it as I was not interested in writing hard-core mystery. Then, one day, when I was hiking up a mountain in northwestern Colorado where I now live, the idea came to me like a bolt of brilliance out of the blue. I would do a series set in turn-of-the-century New York City, with a heroine who was the daughter of a wealthy and powerful family, like the Carnegies. She would be intelligent and strong-willed, a bluestocking, and that would make her an eccentric among the ultra-wealthy, high-society types who surrounded her. Of course, once she solved her first crime, she would be hooked.

And so Francesca Cahill was born. And the moment she was, I just knew that she would have this wonderfully dysfunctional family -- a strong mother, an adoring father, a handsome, rakish brother -- and, of course, the hero of the series would be a Bragg! I decided to add to the fun by having some of my favorite characters from previous books and other Bragg family members pop up in New York and in some of the mysteries Francesca is solving. Eventually I envision spinning off some novels devoted solely to the younger Braggs.

Basically, this series is a blast for me because I love all of my characters, especially Francesca. In fact, the moment I think about her I grin! Her selfless and reckless determination to help anybody in need makes her a magnet for trouble. And though her judgment is sometimes lacking (she is so stubborn!), she always means well. Her reckless decisions provide lots of interesting plot twists for me to explore...and she does manage to get herself out of danger and save the day.

Rick Bragg is a great hero. He's the new police commissioner of the city -- a real hands-on type -- a powerful, brilliant and determined man. Research soon revealed how terribly corrupt the police were back then. That's what inspired many of the actions I had Rick take to reform the Police Department, as well as to deal with the social and political issues he faces -- issues that are made more complicated and interesting by the fact that while he's a member of the powerful, influential Bragg family, he's also illegitimate.

I should say that I truly don't consider this a mystery series, even though the mysteries are quite important to the books. My focus in each and every book is on Francesca's escalating romance, and on exploring the personal trials and tribulations facing the ever-growing cast of series characters that have been drawn into her adventures. For example, Francesca's brother, Evan, is a wonderful man, but his addiction to gambling has led to a forced engagement that he cannot stand, while his fiancée, Sarah Channing, could not care less about the marriage either, for at heart she's a bohemian artist who only wishes to paint. And Francesca's sister, Connie, is about to have her heart broken by her handsome but faithless husband, Lord Montrose, while Francesca's newly hired assistant is a young street thief whose mother is struggling to raise her four children in a tenement on a seamstress' wages. Then there is Rick's half brother, Calder Hart, possibly the sexiest hero I have ever created! He was raised in poverty, and now he is an extremely wealthy and powerful man -- one who doesn't give a damn about society and what's correct. He's the typical bad-boy hero -- a notorious ladies' man and a renowned world art collector. Fortunately, his wealth keeps all doors open to him, not that he could care.

New York City at the turn of the last century enchants me. It just happens to be my favorite setting and time period -- and the world I have created for the Deadly series is one where glittering ballrooms and Fifth Avenue mansions are juxtaposed against sordid back alleys and filthy tenements, it's a world filled with strapping, sexy men and intriguing, intrepid women, and here fairy tales can and do come true. That is, the gal does get the guy (usually a Bragg), and justice and love always win the day. This magical world has bewitched and bedazzled me, and I hope readers will fall in love with it too.

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    Loved the book and the characters. I can't wait for another one to come out in series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2002

    compelling amateur sleuth mystery

    Francesca Cahil, the twenty-year-old daughter of wealthy parents, lives in a posh New York City neighborhood. In 1902, a young woman with her status should be going to society balls and looking for a rich husband, but she is hardly the typical debutante. She has enrolled in college, without her parents¿ knowledge, is trying to earn money as a sleuth, and is madly in love with the police commissioner, Rick Bragg. <P>Although Rick returns her feelings he keeps their relationship on a platonic level because he¿s married although he hasn¿t seen his wife for four years. The only part of contact these star-crossed lovers have is when Francesca inserts herself into a police investigation. While out on a case of her own, Francesca finds the dead body of a young Irish seamstress and learns from Bragg that there was another murder identical to the one the beautiful bluestocking discovered. Trying to keep their emotions in check, the two sleuths work together to uncover a very clever killer. <P> Although DEADLY AFFAIRS is labeled a romance, it is really an amateur sleuth mystery. Brenda Joyce writes a compelling tale filled with so many twists and turns that readers will never be able to discover who the killer is until the author is ready to reveal it. This is a series that will have crossover appeal to romance and mainstream readers. <P>Harriet Klausner

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