Cut to the Quick
Impeccably evoking Regency England, this period thriller stars historically authentic detective Julian Kestrel. During an elegant country weekend, Kestrel finds the corpse of an attractive young woman in his bed, and sets out to find the killer among the glittering denizens of a titled house... show more
Impeccably evoking Regency England, this period thriller stars historically authentic detective Julian Kestrel. During an elegant country weekend, Kestrel finds the corpse of an attractive young woman in his bed, and sets out to find the killer among the glittering denizens of a titled house harboring too many secrets. Reading tour.
Publish date: April 1st 1994
Pages no: 337
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, 19th Century
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Julian Kestrel Mysteries (#1)
I thought it was a great start to the series. Normally, it seems like the first books arent always as good as books written further along in the series because the author is still developing but I thought this book was really well written. It also had a who-dun-it flair to it that I really liked esp...
Do you know what it is to love someone unworthy? When you can't respect the person you love, you can't respect yourself.This is a good start to a Regency mystery series featuring Julian Kestrel. It is well-written, the plot is reasonable and moves in a believable pace and direction. Without modern d...
An absorbing country house mystery, set in the early 1800s and featuring a dilettante-turned-detective. Even though the ending was bittersweet, I loved the plot's twists and turns.
Implausible but entertaining Regency mystery of the traditional English sort: house parties, family secrets, engagements, silly servants, bumbling local authorities, ridiculous webs of lies, lots of descriptions of clothing, many cups of tea. It's obvious that Ross is steeped in both the mystery and...
A few months after Julian Kestral, a fashionable lounger, helps Hugh Fontclair out of a scrape, he's invited to be best man at Hugh's wedding. Kestral is surprised--he's only met Hugh that once--but intrigued. He travels to the Fontclair estate, hoping for a restful vacation in the country, only t...
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