A Broken Vessel
In 1820's London, Julian Kestrel and an unlikely partner--bold and bewitching prostitute Sally Stokes--stalk a murderer through the high places and low life in Regency London, after Sally mistakenly steals a letter from one of her clients containing an urgent plea for help from a distraught young... show more
In 1820's London, Julian Kestrel and an unlikely partner--bold and bewitching prostitute Sally Stokes--stalk a murderer through the high places and low life in Regency London, after Sally mistakenly steals a letter from one of her clients containing an urgent plea for help from a distraught young woman. Reading tour.
Publish date: June 1st 1995
Pages no: 289
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Julian Kestrel Mysteries (#2)
I thought it was an enjoyable read. There was a little complexity to the mystery that I liked. The only thing I didn't care for was Julian's fling with Sally. Maybe it would have happened in the real world, maybe not, I understand this is fiction but he was just way too understanding with her profes...
Implausible but entertaining linked mysteries, heavy on unlikely coincidences and mistaken identities.Also, dick jokes.
Broken Vessel is the second book in the Julian Kestrel mystery series. I found it to be just as enjoyable as the first one even though I wasn't crazy about him sleeping with the prostitute. This one actually kept me guessing longer than the first one did. I thought I had it figured out and then I th...
Julian Kestral is such a dandy that his style is copied everywhere, but his true gift is in sleuthing. When his valet's sister stumbles upon a chilling letter, he takes the case. The mystery is twisty and dark, and solved through a combination of legwork, wit and courage. I love the dialog in the...
The second in the 4 book Julian Kestrel series of mysteries set in 1820's England. This series of books have some of the more interesting and creative mysteries and solutions. I have yet to guess the culprit before the conclusion. The mysteries tend to be constructed of many small mysteries, in t...