Ice Blue [NOOK Book]

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Book #1 of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series!

Anthony Hetheridge, ninth Baron of Wellegrave, Chief Superintendent for New Scotland Yard, never married, no children, no pets, no hobbies, and not even an interesting vice, will turn sixty in three weeks. With the exception of his chosen career, too sordid for his blue-blooded family to condone, his life has been safe and predictable. But then he meets Detective Sergeant Kate ...
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Ice Blue

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Overview

Book #1 of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series!

Anthony Hetheridge, ninth Baron of Wellegrave, Chief Superintendent for New Scotland Yard, never married, no children, no pets, no hobbies, and not even an interesting vice, will turn sixty in three weeks. With the exception of his chosen career, too sordid for his blue-blooded family to condone, his life has been safe and predictable. But then he meets Detective Sergeant Kate Wakefield – beautiful, willful, and nearly half his age. When Hetheridge saves the outspoken, impetuous young detective from getting the sack, siding with her against Scotland Yard’s powerful male hierarchy, his cold, elegantly balanced world spins out of control. Summoned to London’s fashionable Belgravia to investigate the brutal murder of a financier, Hetheridge must catch the killer while coping with his growing attraction to Kate, the reappearance of an old flame, and the secret that emerges from his own past.

Author's Note:
The author would like to thank the many readers who took time to read, review and discuss ICE BLUE. As a result, this second edition is almost entirely free of profanity. Thanks again to all who passed along their valuable comments.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013998483
  • Publisher: Lyonnesse Books
  • Publication date: 2/23/2012
  • Series: Lord and Lady Hetheridge , #0
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 121,933
  • File size: 457 KB

Meet the Author

Emma Jameson is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Lord & Lady Hetheridge cozy mystery series. Book #1, ICE BLUE, Book #2, BLUE MURDER, and Book #3, SOMETHING BLUE, are available now. She is at work on Book #4, BLACK & BLUE, and also MARRIAGE CAN BE MURDER, the first of a new series starring amateur sleuth Dr. Benjamin Bones.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted April 27, 2011

    Good Book Alert Review

    I was immediately intrigued by Anthony Hetheridge, although the opening is a bit distant and takes a while to settling into Hetheridge's present POV. The character voice pulled me into the story as I learned a few important facts about the man. Once the story settled into his POV it moved smoothly, there were a lot of wonderful little character details.

    And then I met Kate. The interaction between these two characters--all the characters, really--would have kept me reading just about anything. They're funny, flawed, realistically drawn and very well written. The budding romance between Kate and Tony was absolutely adorable, and the real person feel of the characters made me cheer and fear for them. The dialogue was wonderful and had me laughing out loud more than once. I always think that the sign of good dialogue when I just have to tell someone else about it, and my fiancé heard quite a bit while I was reading.

    There were some issues with the story, of course. I thought there could have been more separation and character development between scenes like the taking of people's statements, for instance. These recountings sometimes occurred in large blocks of dialogue and I think it could have been broken down and livened up a little. Toward the end, the story slowed down for me. I felt the mystery elements--although well researched--needed some fine tuning. They could have been more energetic, and at times they felt more like background than plot.

    Kate also seemed more like the main character than I'd expected, since the summary is all about Tony, and I would have liked to get more into Tony's head. I didn't understand him as well as I understood Kate, but since this is the first book in a series, I expect to get to know him better as the story progresses.

    Ms. Jameson engineered a few surprises that I never saw coming, and I enjoyed the twists that situations took. While I wasn't entirely surprised by the killer, I liked the way the situation was handled. It was different, provided interesting new bits of characterization and story for later in the series, and showed that Ms. Jameson does not need her heroes to be perfect, cardboard cutouts. She continued to make them feel like people, all the way through.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2011

    Great read, great characters

    Ice Blue was a great read. It was easy to read and enjoy as a character novel wrapped around a murder story. The plot mysterey itself was adequate, but the writing and the characterizations were the highlight. It was a refreshing novel in which the characters (at least the protagonists) weren't generic stereotypes.
    As an American, it was very fascinating to get this insight into English class tensions. The story led through these complex structures in a way that felt truly educational without being pedantic or condescending.

    I look forward to reading more from Emma Jameson.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 14, 2011

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    Great new author!

    From the first, this novel captured my attention. The characters were very real - well-written and fully fleshed out. Their actions and dialogue were very realistic with their character as we watch them interact.
    DS Kate Wakefield does not suffer a fool of a boss quietly. She has no problem having very loud and very public rows with the "if there is a wrong answer, I will find it" Superintendent Jackson. When Lord Hetheridge arrives at the station at the end the one of the public rows, he is immediately struck by Kate. When Jackson fires her, Hetheridge steps in and asks to have her transferred to his team.

    The mystery that follows is a nice cozy. The really outstanding part of this book is the incredible character development. The author does not rely on the usual first-time author mistake of telling us about the characters. Emma shows us the characters and their interaction to let the reader get to know and either love or hate them. Minor plot boo-boos can be overlooked if the action is consistent with characters - some characters seem to lead the plot rather than the other way around. Personally, I prefer character driven novels or mysteries. As long as the characters remain true to themselves, the plot will follow logically.

    I recommend this novel and can hardly wait for the next installment to be published!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2011

    Great characters

    Full disclosure: Emma Jameson's my friend. Having said that, I would've like ICE BLUE no matter who wrote it. Anthony Hetheridge (who I always imagine as Anthony Hopkins, LOL!) is an English baron and inspector for Scotland Yard who thinks the second half of his life is already mapped out. Then he works a case with Kate Wakefield, a former East Ender who's clawed her way up from neglect and grinding poverty. They have nothing in common -- nothing except devotion to the Yard and a growing passion for each other. One of those cozies where the plot may not change your life, but the characters and the dialogue keep it going!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2011

    Grab Your Sunscreen and Deck Chair. Here's Your Book!

    Some mystery authors count on gore and shock value to sell their books, but Emma has the ability to present a good "who-done-it" without sending you to the loo to give up your lunch! Her characters are people you want to know and are sorry to leave when you come to the last page. I'll be watching for more!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    Love this series

    I actually care about these characters. Great writing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2014

    Fyfydhyd

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    TO BRANDON

    Awnser me why u so dumb

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Reed

    Hey yall

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    New clan

    Go and join us at res 15 in zodiac

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    Shane

    Hello!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    My criteria for a good mystery is that I can't figure out who the 'bad guy' is until late in the story. This book met my criteria. Plus it was hard to put it down - I just had to keep reading to find out 'who did it'! I'm on #2 in the series, and again, have no clue who and how the 'deed' was done!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    Silverstorm

    Pads in and decides to kill

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    DarkKit

    My name is DarkKit i want to join moon clan and my brother emberpaw is in goldclan i woukd like to be a warrior

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    Rosetail to sliverstorm

    I think she is in camp or at the border. *starts walking out* thanks and silverstorm please keep a eye on our clanmates. Something tells me that there is something out there. I don't know what it is but it's big.*she walks out*

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    Griffinstar

    Stands by bluestar

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    Silverstork

    Fellinto a coma

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    Medicine cat den

    Moonstar

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 16, 2012

    I really enjoyed this book. Loved the characters and plot and c

    I really enjoyed this book. Loved the characters and plot and can't wait for Blue Murder and the developing romance between the 2 main characters. If the author continues to write this series, I will continue to read each and every one. Ice Blue is a very well written murder, mystery, romance. I am finally able to enjoy reading about older more mature and believable characters.

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  • Posted May 26, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    I liked this one. It's a good mix of police procedural and Engli

    I liked this one. It's a good mix of police procedural and English cozy mystery, with an intriguing romance, but with a quirky, contemporary twist. Looking forward to the next one.

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