Very well written, fast paced, and full of secrets… A cracking good adventure! —Historical Novel Society
The story arc of this boxed set spans three full-length novels set in aristocratic 1760s London, and features amateur sleuth Alec, Lord Halsey. In book one, DEADLY ENGAGEMENT, Alec is unwittingly caught up in country house murder and mayhem at an engagement party where he finally confronts his estranged brother. Some months later, in DEADLY AFFAIR, a vicar drops dead beside Alec at a private dinner party, forcing him to investigate the death of this seemingly harmless man of God and his surprising connection to the mysterious Miranda. In DEADLY PERIL Alec is lured away to Europe by a mad margrave and his sister who hold his friends to ransom in the remote and forbidding Castle Hertzfeld. In a race against time, Alec and the English delegation journey across an icy wasteland devastated by civil war to “a gob smacking finale you’ll never see coming”.
“I challenge anyone to read DEADLY ENGAGEMENT and not crave more from the handsome Alec Halsey with his high sense of morals, dark good looks, and divine analytical mind.” —Francine Zane, Readers’ Favorite, rated 5 STARS
“Lucinda Brant has crafted a clever and intriguing mystery in DEADLY AFFAIR, which very skilfully pulls together seemingly disparate plot threads to reach a thoroughly satisfying conclusion with plot twists I most definitely didn’t see coming. I am hooked and eager for more.” —Caz Owens, All About Romance, rated a DESERT ISLE KEEPER
“Every one is worthy of five stars, but DEADLY PERIL is possibly the best yet. It is, quite simply, a perfect combination of mystery, romance, and history.” —Lady Wesley, Romantic Historical Reviews, rated 5 STARS
Lucinda Brant's mysteries explore the darker side of her richly authentic 18th century world. Along with her trademark wit and high drama there are deeper subplots and even quirkier characters that will have you shuddering and laughing in equal measure!
Unabridged, 346,000 words (about 1,380 standard pages)
Non explicit (mild sensuality, mild violence)
Character-driven amateur sleuth
RECENT ACCLAIM FOR THESE BOOKS
• 2016 USA TODAY bestseller
• 2016 Goethe International Novel Writing Competition Finalist: Outstanding Works in Post-1750s Historical Fiction
• 2016 RONE Finalist: Best Published Mystery
• 2016 RONE Mystery/Suspense Cover Design: Finalist and Runner-Up
About the Author
LUCINDA BRANT is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Georgian historical romances & mysteries. Her award-winning novels have variously been described as from 'the Golden Age of romance with a modern voice', and 'heart wrenching drama with a happily ever after'. Lucinda lives most days in the 18th Century (heaven!) and is addicted to Pinterest. Come join her in her 18th Century world: http://www.pinterest.com/lucindabrant/
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Three romantic, historical mystery novels that grab and keep your attention, with intrigue, unrequited love, sublime satisfaction, and fictional but historically accurate intense action involving both sexes. Loved these books.