Deadly Peril: A Georgian Historical Mystery

Deadly Peril: A Georgian Historical Mystery

by Lucinda Brant


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ISBN-13: 9780987243072
Publisher: Sprigleaf
Publication date: 01/06/2016
Series: Alec Halsey Mystery Series , #3
Pages: 342
Sales rank: 977,105
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.76(d)

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Deadly Peril: A Georgian Historical Mystery 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that DEADLY PERIL (Alec Halsey Mystery #3) by Lucinda Brant is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells readers that this book is well worth their time and money!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent can't wait for Deadly Kin
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite Set in the glitzy atmosphere of eighteenth century England, Deadly Peril: A Georgian Historical Mystery by Lucinda Brant is book 3 in the Alec Halsey mysteries. When Alec Halsey escaped from Midanich for the first time, he vowed never to return there again. But now, Emily St. Neots and Sir Cosmo Mahon are imprisoned in this place that holds many dark secrets and their lives are in grave danger. This time, Alec has no choice but to go back to the place where the Margrave and his sister await him, not as an old friend, but with deadly intent. What was it he did to draw the anger of the Margrave and can Alec, with the English delegation, outwit the enemy and save their friends? Lucinda Brant is a gifted storyteller and she has the gift of recreating history, making readers relive a historical era with vividness. This is a book with well-explored themes, like love and romance, kidnapping, war, and much more. The author lets these themes come across beautifully through the narrative. The book is laced with action and I enjoyed the fact that Alec and his companions have to brave many odds, including the inclement weather and a solid army as they journey to the rescue of their friends. The romance featuring Alec and Selina that is introduced in the story beefs up the plot and helps in adding to the powerful suspense. The setting is nothing short of glorious, with the rough landscapes, the people in a culture of war, and fascinating landscapes captured in elegant prose. From plot to character, Deadly Peril: A Georgian Historical Mystery is an intriguing, beguiling, and utterly entertaining story.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Francine Zane for Readers' Favorite Deadly Peril: A Georgian Historical Mystery by Lucinda Brant features Lord Alec Halsey. When Halsey’s friends are imprisoned by an old adversary, he does what he swears he will never do. He returns to Midanich, which is in the midst of a civil war, to free his friends, praying his past will not haunt him but, more importantly, that he can protect those most dear to him during his mission. Meanwhile, his romance with Selina continues under the watchful eye of Halsey’s godmother, Duchess of Romney-St. Neots. Lucinda Brant’s Deadly Peril: A Georgian Historical Mystery is a compelling mystery with more twists and turns than a roller coaster. The historical references pull the reader right into the period, and the likable characters make sure not one scene is lacking in ingenuity, compassion, love, or intrigue. Brant shows amazing talent in the way she mixes the historical components with the characters' backstories so well that it is easy to forget how much education well-written historical fiction has to offer. I particularly loved the description of the gaming table. This is the second A Georgian Historical Mystery by Lucinda Brant that I have enjoyed. Brant consistently offers a magnificent story filled with all the pomp and diplomacy that one would expect from royalty during the 18th century. Her choice of narrator, Alex Wyndham, sets the tone perfectly. His enunciation is spot on, and the pacing is perfect. The production quality is clear and professional. Overall, this audio book rates two thumbs up.
Booktalk_with-Eileen More than 1 year ago
More than a mystery! And so elegantly penned... Lucinda Brant drops us into a scene, so described with her evoking words, as reader, I am there among the throng, mingling and hearing the thoughts of the participants in the room, smelling death connected to the beginnings of intrigue and a mystery evolving. Brant, from the outset, has me asking questions, questioning what my eyes are seeing…and so begins another marvelous mystery from an author I greatly admire. This particular series I’ve followed by audiobook from the beginning. With Alex Wyndham’s narration, the story is no longer just a story, it’s real, with the pomp and circumstance of the Georgian era in and amongst royalty, with characters’ voices, emotions, and carriage stamped into my mind. A top performance if there ever was one! Alec has a past he would sooner bury than remember. In fact, no one in England had any idea how involved he was some ten years past with the Margrave and his children. Although Alec would sooner forget, apparently, the new Margrave Ernst has not. During unstable times of civil war of this kingdom, Cosmo and Emily, both dear friends to Alec, have taken a short stop to the kingdom to deliver some documents. The Margrave uses these two to lure Alec back to Midanich. Alec takes the journey, not knowing if he could get into the kingdom again, since his exist was rather…unusual. His godmother, uncle and Selena accompany him, much to his chagrin. Cosmo is an arresting figure. In his present circumstances, I can see why he is Alec’s best friend. He suffers much in this story, helping the reader to understand the evil which permeates the Margrave’s castle. The Duchess, Alec’s godmother, is particularly entertaining. Again, Wyndham captures whom she is, her hysteria, her age and her complete determination to save Emily and Cosmo, Emily being her niece and Cosmo her grandson. She even pulls, Selena, her other niece into her plans of saving all three, Emily, Cosmo and Alec. The Duchess comments with asperity that she seems to be related to everyone, appearing irksome, although it also has its benefits as she would grudgingly admit. Alec Halsey has played a central role in this series, extremely engaging with a will of steel, quick wit, and just plain luck. Brant has done her homework detailing with superb description a historically accurate setting. I love reading this series, the way enough romance and the softer feelings of man play a role, yet the story is not centered on that exclusively. With many layers of intrigue, the suspense is greater, the reality of the situation more intriguing, which kept me completely at the mercy of Brant’s pen.
Midniteiz99 More than 1 year ago
"Deadly Peril” Book 3 Exciting, fast moving, intricately detailed mystery/romance novel! I can't wait to read Deadly Sin, which I think is to be the next book and hopefully audio book as well. Lucinda Brandt never disappoints in my opinion. Alex Wyndham is absolutely amazing (5 star talent) with all of the different character's personalities and dialects of the various languages used throughout the story. The twists and unusual turns in the plot for this mystery are refreshingly different. I purchased both the book and the audio version as I love hearing the correct pronunciation of the names, places, and the variety of dialects used in the different regions of the different countries before I read the ebook. I listened to all three of the Alec's Halsey mysteries one after the other in quick secession... now I just have to wait for the next one. Excellent book and audio book!
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
#3 in the "Alex Halsey Mystery", while can be read as a stand alone, I would recommend reading in order. See, "Deadly Engagement" and "Deadly Affair". *Most of this story happens abroad, with another country's politics, and Civil War, in play.* Just let me say from the very start... this is a complicated, complex, compelling and powerful tale!! Fast paced, adventure filled tale, with danger, diplomatic intrigue, dark secrets, family,friendships, intrigue abroad, mystery, suspense with a touch of romance and a chance for second chances. A diplomatic mission with mild violence, a rescue mission and learning some deep dark secrets amongst Royalty, brings "Deadly Peril" to the forefront for any fan of Georgian Historical Romance. Not your run of the mill 18th century Historical Romance! Ms. Brant has written a powerful tale! The mystery and intrigue are intricately entwined with a complicated and absorbing plot. I absolutely loved "Deadly Peril", I was transfixed and transported to another era, where the characters are engaging, their stories raw,their love of family, friends and country are doubtless and constant at all cost including death, simply Powerful!! A dark and intriguing tale of secrets, danger, with the added vantage of political intrigue. Not a lot of romance but a few twists and turns are found, I was completely and surprised and in awe of this complex tale. What a great privilege and joy to read. Finally, simply intriguing, with very complex characters, challenges and circumstances!! Oh, I do hope we see more stories from this tale. I would love to read more on some of these characters. An amazing story!! A must read. A definite keeper!! Highly recommended! *Received for an honest review from the author* Rating: 5 Heat rating: Mild to Hot due to mild violence Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More