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Motive from the Deed

Motive from the Deed

by Patricia Wynn
     
 

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In the third adventure of the Blue Satan Mystery series, Mrs. Kean and the earl-turned-highwayman Blue Satan solve a murder against a backdrop of espionage and treason. In the fall of 1715, supporters of the Pretender James Stuart launch a revolution that threatens to overthrow George I. As a result, all Roman Catholics have been banished from the city of London

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In the third adventure of the Blue Satan Mystery series, Mrs. Kean and the earl-turned-highwayman Blue Satan solve a murder against a backdrop of espionage and treason. In the fall of 1715, supporters of the Pretender James Stuart launch a revolution that threatens to overthrow George I. As a result, all Roman Catholics have been banished from the city of London and freedom of speech is greatly restricted. Accused of printing seditious pamphlets, Mrs. Kean’s brother Jeremy has been sent to Newgate prison, where he soon finds himself charged with murder. Steadfastly maintaining his innocence, Jeremy turns to the duo to help save his life. However, Mrs. Kean and Blue Satan can only uncover the motive that reveals the killer by first understanding the murderous deed.

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"An outstanding entry to a much-touted and award-winning historical series . . . full of romance, adventure, and heart-stopping action."  —Library Journal

"A fast-paced and devilishly intriguing book that should keep fans of the genre turning the pages straight through to the end."  —Drood Review of Mystery

"Armed with careful research . . . the author creates an absorbing mystery with abundant action."  —Magill Book Reviews, MagillOnLiterature and EBSCO Publishing/EBSCOhost

Library Journal
In the third Blue Satan mystery (after The Birth of Blue Satan and The Spider's Touch), Hester Kean is living peaceably as a companion to her cousin, Isabella, Countess of Hawkhurst. Then her brother, Jeremy, whom Hester has not seen for years, is arrested for treason. It is 1715, and the Jacobites, supporters of James Stuart, have launched a rebellion against George I. A bookseller is murdered, and Jeremy, whose books were published by the dead man, is once again in trouble. Hester turns to the outlaw Blue Satan-actually Gideon St. Mars, the deposed Viscount Hawkhurst, with whom she has a secret relationship. Together, they must solve the murder while keeping St. Mars's presence in London secret. Wynn, who also has written ten historical romances, has added an outstanding entry to a much-touted and award-winning historical series. Pour a cup of tea, and settle back for a journey to England in 1715, full of romance, adventure, and heart-stopping action. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977191338
Publisher:
Pemberley Press
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Series:
Blue Satan Mystery series
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author


Patricia Wynn is the author of the award-winning Blue Satan mystery series and 10 historical romances, and is a frequent speaker at mystery, writing, and historical-novel conventions. She lives in Newport Beach, California.
 

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