In Too Deep: Book One of the Looking Glass Trilogy (Arcane Society Series #10) [NOOK Book]

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The New York Times bestselling author begins a new trilogy set in a secluded coastal town in Northern California-a mysterious place where danger and passion run deep...


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In Too Deep: Book One of the Looking Glass Trilogy (Arcane Society Series #10)

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Overview

The New York Times bestselling author begins a new trilogy set in a secluded coastal town in Northern California-a mysterious place where danger and passion run deep...


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The cops just can't handle psychically powerful criminals who deal in weapons-grade paranormal artifacts. Enter the Jones & Jones detective agency. Known for his solitary habits, investigator Fallon Jones has taken on an assistant, Isabella Valdez, who displays some unusual talents of her own as she helps him dig through an ever-expanding mess of paranormal criminal activity. Krentz's latest Arcane Society novel is loaded with sexual tension between the tough-but-lovable Isabella and the normally dour Fallon, and the story hilariously alternates between inventive, deadly action and the amusingly gossipy smalltown characters in Scargill Cove, Calif., a supernatural nexus. Krentz (aka Jayne Castle and Amanda Quick) never rests on her laurels, carefully crafting a story that works on every level: as a detective novel, a paranormal thriller, and a romance. (Jan.)
Library Journal
Reclusive, brilliant Fallon Jones counts himself lucky that he has found an assistant like Isabella Valdez—organized, insightful, and totally accepting of his unnerving chaos-theory talent. But Isabella is not only a powerful talent in her own right, she is on the run from someone who wants her dead—and she has gone to ground in Scargill Cove, a tiny coastal town where no one asks questions. A macabre discovery in an old house gets things off to a chilling start as Isabella and Fallon are in a deadly web that stretches back to the malicious glass creations of Victorian inventor Millicent Bridewell, cleverly designed weapons that have lost none of their power over the years, as Fallon and Isabella quickly discover. VERDICT With vibrant wit and consummate flair, the creative, captivating Krentz has delivered another ingenious, suspenseful tale that unravels a mystery, pairs up another perfect couple, and successfully launches a new "Arcane Society" trilogy with well-placed hints of the delightful evils to come. Krentz (Fired Up) lives in Seattle.
Kirkus Reviews

Premiere of Krentz's new trilogy about a psychic detective agency.

In this latest addition to the Arcane Societyseries, para-detective Fallon Jones has finally met his match in Isabella Valdez, who has washed up in his home base, a remote, cliffside Northern California village called Scargill Cove. A few decades back, a commune of hippies lived here, under the sway of a guru who disappeared under mysterious circumstances but whose skeletal remains were later found in a bomb shelter hidden behind the Cove's no-tell motel. Scargill, a "nexus" of psychic energy, is a magnet for the preternaturally endowed. Strong, silent Fallon, whose psychic "talent" empowers him to see order in chaos, is instantly drawn to Isabella. Isabella invites herself to join Fallon's agency, Jones & Jones, as an investigator. Fallon is descended from those paranormal aristocrats the Joneses, Victorian-era pillars of the Arcane Society. For centuries, the Society, a shadowy league of talents working for good, has battled the minions of occult evil. The first case Isabella takes on, a routine ghost check of a mansion listed for sale, uncovers much more than she bargained for: a serial killer, a basement hiding human remains and, more importantly for Jones & Jones, a clock invented by Victorian genius, and Jones' nemesis, Mrs. Bridewell. That's just the beginning of this impossibly convoluted saga. Fallon and Isabella succumb all too soon to blistering passion, but probably not often enough for romance readers' expectations. The plot connecting the sex scenes, which involves internecine warfare among good psychics, bad psychics and clandestine government agencies, not to mention factions within the Society itself, soon becomes too "arcane" to sustain interest.

A chaotic welter of loose ends that Fallon himself couldn't unsnarl.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101476505
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Series: Arcane Society Novel , #10
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 21,403
  • File size: 340 KB

Meet the Author

Jayne Ann Krentz
Jayne Ann Krentz is the author of fifty New York Times bestsellers. She has written contemporary romantic suspense novels under that name, as well as futuristic and historical romance novels under the pseudonyms Jayne Castle and Amanda Quick, respectively. She lives in Seattle.

Biography

A successful corporate and academic librarian-turned-author, Jayne Ann Krentz wrote serial romances for several publishers (including industry powerhouse Harlequin) before breaking out in the '90s as a writer of romantic novels. To say that she has been successful is an understatement: A New York Times- bestselling author with more than 23 million copies of her books in print, she writes three sub-genres of romantic suspense under three different pen names: contemporary romances as Jayne Ann Krentz, historicals as Amanda Quick, and futuristic/paranormal romances as Jayne Castle. (In her early career, she employed at least three additional pseudonyms!) In 2006, the prolific Krentz launched The Arcane Society series -- crossover thrillers written under all three noms de plume that feature members of a secret organization devoted to the study of the paranormal.

It would be hard to find a more passionate advocate for romantic fiction than Krentz. In 1992, she edited and contributed to Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance, an award-winning nonfiction essay collection that serves an eloquent apologia for the genre. She has also received the Jane Austen Commemorative Medal from Romantic Times magazine for her work educating readers about Romance. "The Romance genre is the only genre where readers are guaranteed novels that place the heroine at the heart of the story," she says on her website. "These are books that celebrate women's heroic virtues and values: courage, honor, determination and a belief in the healing power of love." Clearly, her legions of loyal fans agree!

Good To Know

I have finally reached the point in my career where I have some say over cover art. Unfortunately, it turns out that I have absolutely no talent for cover art design. Thank heavens I'm with a publisher (Putnam/Berkley) that maintains a terrific art department.

I love green tea and red wine and was absolutely thrilled when it turned out that both are now considered health foods.

I love all animals except for squirrels which, I strongly suspect, are aliens from outer space who are here to take over the planet. You have been warned.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle
    2. Hometown:
      Seattle, WA
    1. Education:
      BA in History, University of California at Santa Cruz, MA in Librarianship from San Jose State University (California)
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2010

    $12.99 For an EBook

    No thanks, I can wait for paperback and kill more trees.

    10 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2011

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    Highly recommended

    Hot and well written. Loved this book! You get what you expected to and then some.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    love this series but the price is outrages will not read

    disappointing

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Are you Serious?

    I love Jayne Ann Krentz, but there is no way I'm paying 12.99 for it in a e-book. I wont even buy the book at all now.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Fallon Jones' Story

    Finally learned more about Fallon. Though, he wasn't exactly how I pictured him. He seemed to lose his caustic edge. Still enjoyed the story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2011

    Good but to expensive for what you got

    Love the series and like most fans I have been dying for the Fallon jones story. I reserved my copy in November and went ahead and paid the high price for the book. It was good but not as great as I expected. I guess my expectations were just to high for the long anticipated Fallon story.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2011

    To expensive

    Nook is very overpriced!!!! I will check this out at my local library!!!

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2011

    Too expensive

    Way too expensive for this book. Will either get it from library or in paperback.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Incredibly repetitious

    Pete and Repeat are telling this story. SO MUCH repetition and redundant wording! Where are the editors who are supposed to catch phrases like, "He was glad to have the opportunity to get the chance to..."?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2011

    better than expected

    great fast read. had wonderful balance between characters. first book by her i have read, but it won't be the last!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    A must read if you like Jayne

    I love this book....and I love Krentz

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2013

    In too deep

    Another fun, interesting book from Jayne Krentz

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

    I liked the book very much. It's my first Arcane novel, my first

    I liked the book very much. It's my first Arcane novel, my first Jayne Ann Krentz book. The book exciting and was entertaining even without benefit of having read prior novels in the series. Krentz has spun a good tale. The mystery is captivating, and the pace is good. While the tale makes me what to read the earlier books, I didn't feel I had to run out and get the books to understand In Too Deep. The romance piece was only okay for me; but was not detracting enough to keep me from finishing the trilogy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Fun read

    Love conspiracy theory freaks. Sometimes am one myself!

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  • Posted March 3, 2012

    recommended

    It was good but just not up to her other books

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  • Posted February 11, 2012

    Always fun to read, and interesting too!

    I enjoy being able to pick up an Arcane series book and see the blend of humor, suspense and romance, of course!

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  • Posted January 31, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    Have read all the previous books in this series and was looking forward to reading this one. Krentz doesn't disappoint. If you like her other books you'll like this one.

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  • Posted January 10, 2012

    Must Read

    Great book, Jayne never disappoints.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

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    Her Usual Excellence

    This is a great start to a new trilogy. As usual, Ms. Krentz always leaves her fans wanting more...WRITE FASTER! :)

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  • Posted January 5, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Another winner!

    I enjoy the Arcane Series a great deal and have read the books over and over.

    The last book (by alias Jayne Castle for a future era) I was a little disappointed in, but this book (back in the current era)brought me back on board.

    Without giving away secrets, to finally see this particular Jones have a successful relationship was worth the wait.

    Keep up the good work!!

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