England 1865…American, Caitlyn Cody Carrington, wishes to exonerate her British great-uncle accused of treason but his arrest is a ploy to ferret out an elusive double-agent. She is asked to serve as a spy for the Crown, reporting to the mysterious spymaster, Raven, and partnering with the charismatic Earl of Huntingdon. Both men intrigue, confuse and enthrall her…until she discovers why they do.
About the Author
I hold a BA in Theatre from Seton Hill University and a MA in Theatre from the University of Denver. Years ago, when still single, I acted in and directed plays in the Philadelphia area but suffered the fate of many artists, struggling financially. So I entered a career in sales. But, my creative spirit needed to express itself and several years, ago, I started writing historical romances. I discovered that writing historical romances is my passion. I love weaving historical personalities into my plot, interacting with my fictional characters. Recently, I began writing historical mysteries/intrigue and again, love the aspect of interspersing historical fact and personalities into my story line. I am married to a loving and supportive man with a Greek heritage (which influenced a couple of my novels) and we live in southern New Jersey.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite A Yankee Spy in Victorian London, Book 2 is from the Victorian Spy Series by Patricia Catacalos. Cody Carrington, an American, travels to England to clear her great-uncle Frederick, accused of treachery. In order to accomplish this feat, she reluctantly agrees to assist the Crown by enacting the role of an enraged, outspoken relative seeking justice. Cody is to report to an enigmatic secret agent, Raven, while pretending she’s the Earl of Huntingdon’s mistress to catch the real double agent. Her convincing performance gets the attention of a few persons who could be the alleged suspect, but it arouses jealousy in Lady Essington, who flirts with Jonas. As she performs her part, Cody becomes attracted to Raven and Jonas, especially the latter with whom she is often seen. Playing the spy game in the 1860s is not entirely different from modern times as I observed some similarities while reading A Yankee Spy in Victorian London. The historical mystery is suspenseful with a few clever twists that made the story more captivating. This is Patricia Catacalos’ second book in the Victorian Spy Series. Her characters have strong personalities, and Cody possesses a sharp tongue when provoked. The story has a catchy beginning and there are a few scenes that are very touching. The dialogue is not stiff as expected for the period, but sometimes flirtatious and amusing, depending on the occasion. A Yankee Spy in Victorian London, Book 2 from the Victorian Spy Series makes an enjoyable read. Patricia Catacalos' book is recommended.