Wednesday, July 31, 2013
In Sleight of Hand, Barbara must defend a reformed pick-pocket who is wrongly accused of lifting a valuable artifact. When the owner of the trinket turns up dead, the charges are elevated to murder, and, as they say, "the plot thickens."
Wrongful Death begins with the delicious plot twist of having Barbara Holloway as the prime suspect in the disappearance (kidnapping?) of young man whose mother she finds murdered. It gets more involved, with shocking revelations of crime at many levels, mistaken (or misleading?) identities, and a story that takes the reader right to the brink of a shocking ending.
Fabulous mysteries, great protagonist, and really well-developed characters who keep getting better with each new volume in the series.
Posted by Tina at 12:00 AM