Murder in a Mill Town (Nell Sweeney Mystery Series #2)

Murder in a Mill Town (Nell Sweeney Mystery Series #2)

by P. B. Ryan

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ISBN-13: 9780692217528
Publisher: Hawkley Books
Publication date: 07/14/2014
Series: Nell Sweeney Mystery Series , #2
Pages: 246
Sales rank: 304,957
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Patricia Ryan, a.k.a. P.B. Ryan, is the USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including the #1 national bestseller Still Life with Murder. Pat's books have garnered rave reviews and been published in over twenty countries. She is currently writing book 1 of a "spin-off" of the Nell Sweeney mystery series. Visit her at pb-ryan.com.

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Murder in a Mill Town 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 125 reviews.
VRC More than 1 year ago
I read this book in a day and a half. It was absolutely captivating. I think I'm in love with the would-be hero, he's so dark and flawed, and yet quite obviously capable of so much good. Perhaps with Miss Sweeney's direction... I digress. Again, I was surprised by the conclusion. It's a diverting, captivating story, and I'm hooked on the series. I finished this and went straight into the next. I haven't had this much fun in a long time.
Katherine Rankin More than 1 year ago
This series gets better with each book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a child she lived in the poor house until she met Duncan who took her out of there. Neither Duncan nor Nell Sweeney had enough money to live on his salary so she started picking pockets and became known as Cornelia Catpurse because she was so good at it. After Duncan was found guilty of theft and thrown in jail for thirty years wealthy Bostonian Viola Hewitt hired her to be a governess for her adopted daughter Gracie................................ Viola asks Nell to find out where Bridget Fallon and her boyfriend Virgil are and because she loves her benefactor Nell agrees. Viola¿s son, Will, an opium and morphine addict who makes his living as a gambler helps Nell. When they find Bridget and Virgil, the pair has been dead for a few days, the victim of murder with the evidence pointing to Will¿s brother Harry. While trying to clear Harry, Will and Nell become captives of the perpetrator.................................. Nell is one of the strongest, most honorable and dearest heroines to grace the pages of an amateur sleuth novel. She doesn¿t let anyone stop her from doing what she believes is right even if it means putting herself in danger. She plays many roles and can fit in as the mistress of a mansion or a pick pocket, which makes it easy for all types of people to confide in her. The mystery is well constructed and the revelation of the killer will come as a shock to readers. P.B. Ryan knows how to write a tale that will grip and keep readers interest throughout the novel................................... Harriet Klausner
1oldgirl More than 1 year ago
If you like to read through the solving of a mystery, while the characters are attracted to each other but keep it at bay. Also 1600's etc. You will quickly read the novels by P.B. Ryan. She is the governess for a wealthy Boston family, and she and one of the estranged sons of her employer helps her solve these murders. There are two previous books and I would recommend that you begin with the first Murder in Still Life is #1 and read through, I believe there are 6 or 7. Nell Sweeney and Will Hewitt become a part of your thoughts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very pleasantly surprised with this wonderful series. This cheap first novel did its job and I wound up enthusiastically purchased the remaining five novels over the last, long weekend. The historical references, period setting and (I hate to admit it) romantic touches all added vividness and fun to a very interesting series of murders and ensuing detective work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is by far the best installment of the Nell Sweeney mysteries. Evocative of a bygone era, peppered with delicious details & engrossing plot twists even the most jaded reader could appreciate. I can appreciate the author's insightful approach to the complexities of opiate addiction- although most probably unintended on her part, the subject is portrayed in the book overall with sensitivity & undrstanding of the psychological and medical consequences. 'Miseeney', Gracie, Will & the othet cast of characters are drawn realistically, memorably & endraringly. The author deftly creates a vivid sense of time, place & personality. Her heroine's life is realistically complicated with all it's vivid complexity. The rakishly dark Will Hewitt is your quintissential Heathcliff type ( a la ' Wutheting Heights' ), but can hold his own in the nontiresome arena. I love P. B. Ryav!
katie42 More than 1 year ago
i loved the characters and the heroine. well fleshed out. the mystery is hardly apparent until the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this series and am reading it for the second time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thisis the second book in the series and I like it even better than the first. I love Nell and Will and i love to hate Harry. The suspense and detective work is great. I already bought the third book an I cannot wait to read how the relationship progresses. Highly recommend it.
nanareadsVP More than 1 year ago
Nice fiction and this book kept my interest. Character development is perfect!
thornton37814 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This book is a cozy mystery (which I normally like). It has a Boston setting in the late 19th century. Since I normally enjoy books with a setting in the Victorian period and New England locations, I thought this book would be a good fit for my tastes. I was very disappointed. The characters, including the main ones, were thoroughly unlikeable. The plot was very unbelievable. We had a governess (with a criminal past) who spends almost no time "governing" in the book and has way too much time to go off carousing with characters she should be avoiding in her station in life. The plot was just too unbelievable.
vrchristensen on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I read this book in a day and a half. It was absolutely captivating. I think I'm in love with the would-be hero, he's so dark and flawed, and yet quite obviously capable of so much good. Perhaps with Miss Sweeney's direction... I digress. Again, I was surprised by the conclusion. It's a diverting, captivating story, and I'm hooked on the series. I finished this and went straight into the next. I haven't had this much fun in a long time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, surprise ending, can’t wait to read the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I was challenged and it kept my interest. Can't wait to read the next installment.
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I've read the first 2 books in the series & am hoping for the next ones to be on special.
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Loved it
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Yet still engrossing. Kitt
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I read each book in the series, It was excellent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a period piece mystery.
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