Escape to a more interesting time and experience the crimes and passions of London's gilded youth.
Love and the Pursuit of Law
Ivy Smythe is one of the first women to be admitted as a barrister in England. The Honorable Bryan Henderson is the young aristocrat she defends on charges of murdering a prostitute. Together they experience the excitement of London's Jazz Age and a growing attraction neither can deny.
Love and the Pursuit of Justice
Diana Vanderwell is an American heiress accused of being an accessory to the murder. Graham Wetherington is the young barrister charged with defending her. Can a British barrister and an American heiress survive a criminal investigation and forge a life together?
Love and the Pursuit of Redemption
Margarite Hagen Fusani is the wife of an Egyptian playboy and a former courtesan. James Arthur, the Second Duke of Donovan, has been in love with her since his military posting in Paris during the Great War. When Margarite is charged with murdering her abusive husband, the Duke uses his influence to exonerate her. Can a former French courtesan and a British duke overcome class prejudice and prevail against the criminal justice system to find happiness?
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Love and Pursuit: Three Jazz Age Tales of Crime and Passion is a collection of romantic suspense novellas written by C.K. Charlotte. Ivy Smythe had had to break down well-established barriers to become one of the first women barristers in England. She was thrilled to be her father’s legal partner, but everything she wanted to be as a barrister rebelled at the request he was making of her. Representing the Honorable Bryan Henderson, who was a suspect in the dismemberment of a young woman’s body found on his family’s estate, went against everything she had planned, but she did realize that pro bono work did not pay the bills and that everyone, even the privileged, deserved representation. To make matters worse, Henderson refused to take her seriously and wouldn’t even speak to her about the case. Still, the straitlaced young woman couldn’t resist gazing at her new client -- he was unutterably gorgeous. C.K. Charlotte’s romantic suspense novellas, Love and Pursuit: Three Jazz Age Tales of Crime and Passion, give the reader a glimpse into the gilded age where bright young people caroused at all hours, and privilege seemed to guarantee everything -- except that is, when a young woman is found murdered on the estate grounds of an aristocratic family. I enjoyed watching as Ivy Smythe relaxes her single-minded focus on her career path and gradually becomes involved with her handsome client. Charlotte’s work really shines, however, as an historical legal thriller. I’m a big fan of police procedurals and legal thrillers, and while the human interest elements of these tales are enjoyable, the underlying mysteries in the setting of the Jazz Age are well-crafted and fun to puzzle over. Charlotte’s own considerable legal background gives these novellas an authenticity that’s hard to beat. Love and Pursuit: Three Jazz Age Tales of Crime and Passion is most highly recommended.