Fatal enquiry

From Rosemarie Jerome

Author:  Will Thomas

Title:  Fatal enquiry

Private Agent Cyrus Barker is framed for murder and there is a reward for his capture.  With no funds, no solid leads in the case and everyone after him , he is forced to hide in the East End of Victorian London.  His assistant, Thomas Llewelyn,  must find the evidence to prove that Barker is innocent but the culprit is after him at every turn.  This sixth book in the series is a departure from the usual;  it is Llewelyn’s case with Barker lurking in the shadows.  I enjoyed the book but I missed the interaction between the two characters.  It did provide the reader with an opportunity to learn more about Barker\’s mysterious past.  Though the identity of the culprit is not a mystery, the chase, some surprises and the hunt for the truth creates a suspenseful adventure.  The cliffhangers hint at possibilities for their future exploits.

Mayhem

From  Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  Sarah Pinborough
Title:  Mayhem
Visions of blood! Opium induced dreams of doom! Nineteenth century London is gripped by fear, as Jack the Ripper and the Torso Killer are leaving mutilated corpses throughout the city. Scotland Yard and police surgeon, Dr. Thomas Bond, are hunting these elusive killers.  A mysterious Jesuit priest is also searching for the Torso Killer, but his theories about this monster are much darker and unnatural.  Definitely not for the squeamish, this macabre suspense will haunt you.

A Lesson in Chemistry

From Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  Jillian Stone
A Lesson in Chemistry
In 1887 London,” forensics” is a new science being used to fight crime.  Archibald Bruce is the Director of the Crime Laboratory for the Criminal Investigations Division of Scotland Yard whose typical day is spent collecting and testing evidence, dealing with explosives and creating new devices.  In his spare time he is a Professor of Chemistry at the university where he meets Fiona Rose.  Archie finds love, rescues Agent Phineas Gunn and becomes entangled in a mission to stop an arms dealer from supplying weapons and explosives to anarchist factions throughout Europe and the Americas.  Readers familiar with the Gentlemen of Scotland Yard series will be familiar with Archie who is an important character, but not one of the major characters.  I am glad to learn more about him and hope that he becomes the focus of a future novel.  The titles in the series are:  “An Affair with Mr. Kennedy” bk 1, “A Dangerous Liaison with Detective Lewis” bk 2 and “A Private Duel with Agent Gunn” bk 3.  This exclusive Kindle eBook is available on our circulating Paperwhite Kindle.

A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows

From Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  Diana Gabaldon
A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows
What happened to Jerry Mackenzie and his wife, Marjorie who were mentioned in Gabaldon’s novel “An Echo in the Bone”?  We know that their son Roger Mackenzie is an orphan but his parent’s demise was never explained.  This novella tells their story.  Jerry Mackenzie was recruited to spy on the Germans by taking aerial photographs in Poland.  While on a training exercise to test this new technology, he crashes in Northumbria but his body was never found. His widow, Marjorie, was killed in the London blitz but before she dies she sees Jerry again. This exclusive Kindle eBook is available on our circulating Paperwhite Kindle.

The Book Case

From Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  Nelson De Mille
The Book Case
Otis Parker owns the Dead End Bookstore in Manhattan.  An employee finds him dead in his shop.  He was killed by a fallen bookcase.  Was it a bizarre accident or premeditated murder?  Detective John Corey must solve this puzzle, a clever locked room mystery, with an unusual choice for a murder weapon.  This exclusive Kindle eBook is available on our circulating Paperwhite Kindle.

 

7th Woman

From Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  Frederique  Molay
7th Woman
Inspector Nico Sirsky is the Chief of Police, Head of the Paris Criminal Investigation Division. When Marie-Helene Jory, Assistant Professor of History at the Sorbonne, is killed in her home, Nico is called in to investigate. The homicide has sexual overtones and the victim was brutally tortured. The killer was slow, methodical and calculating, he enjoyed the kill. When similar murders occur, Nico realizes that they are dealing with a serial killer. The killer begins leaving messages for Nico. This crime novel is not for the squeamish, but the plot twists and the appealing characters will draw you in as the acts of violence repel you. Read it with the lights on and whatever you do, don’t answer your doorbell…This exclusive Kindle eBook is available on our circulating Paperwhite Kindle.

Deep Down: A Jack Reacher Story

From  Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  Lee Child
Deep Down: A Jack Reacher Story
There are four political liaison officers; one of them is a traitor. Reacher goes undercover to discover who the mole is and who she is working for. The short story format never gives the reader a chance to get to know the characters or to get involved with the plot. The resolve came about too quickly. I wish the story was longer because the premise was interesting and I liked Reacher. This exclusive Kindle eBook is available on our circulating Paperwhite Kindle.