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A Purely Private Matter Audiobook

A Purely Private Matter: A Rosalind Thorne Mystery

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The Rosalind Thorne mystery series - inspired by the novels of Jane Austen - continues as the audacious Rosalind strives to aid those in need while navigating the halls of high society.

Rosalind Thorne has slowly but assuredly gained a reputation as "a useful woman" - by helping respectable women out of some less-than-respectable predicaments. Her latest endeavor is a tragedy waiting to happen. Desperate Margaretta Seymore is with child - and her husband is receiving poisoned pen letters that imply that her condition is the result of an affair with the notorious actor Fletcher Cavendish. Margaretta asks Rosalind to find out who is behind the scurrilous letters. But before she can make any progress, Cavendish is found dead, stabbed through the heart. Suddenly, Rosalind is plunged into the middle of one of the most sensational murder trials London has ever seen, and her client's husband is the prime suspect. With the help of charming Bow Street runner Adam Harkness, she must drop the curtain on this fatal drama before more lives are ruined.

©2017 Darcie Wilde (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    GrannyGoose 05-11-17
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    "A mystery most wonderful"

    Everything about this story is excellent. The characters are fully developed and the story completely believable. The murderer is a complete surprise. I love how the author keeps you questioning each fact as they become apparent. The slow involvement of Adam Harkness
    and Devin's continued desire to have her in their life is both frustrating and endearing. Where will it all end? I can hardly wait for the next installment.

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    Ashleigh 05-04-17
    Ashleigh 05-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonerful!"

    Kept me in suspense the whole time. Love Darcie Wilde's writing. Had to stay up all night to finish. What a ride. Finally, a suspense writer I can get behind. Can not wait until the next one!!!

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    sonia woodbridge, va, United States 07-15-17
    sonia woodbridge, va, United States 07-15-17 Member Since 2017

    We are now proud parents of a daughter and a wonderful son-in-law! He is also a child of The U. S. Navy, bonded over military time:)!

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    "Ms. Nichols reading improved"

    I figure if I complain about something or someone , I should compliment an improving performance.
    This story similar in tone but completely different storyline, was equally enjoyable as the first.
    The Duke of Castlemain or Adam Harkness a lowly Red Jacket policeman. I truly am torn about all of that. However, this story, in my opinion, had more twist and turns than the first, it was fun.
    In true British fashion, it is low key and proper, very interesting.
    What a tangle web we weave, when we choose to deceive. It will come back and bite you on your bum every time! I had fun!

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    "Heyer meets Christie--Excellent Regency Mystery"
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    Very absorbing, well observed mystery with strong sense of time period and society tensions, led by an admirable heroine. Rosalind Thorne is in reduced circumstances but truly makes best of it and is excellent at her job, but not boringly so, the plot is complicated and her peril is real. Like a cross between Georgette Heyer and Agatha Christie. Loved the first book, immediately devoured this one and impatiently waiting for more.

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    James Oswego, IL, United States 06-06-17
    James Oswego, IL, United States 06-06-17 Member Since 2008
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    "A nice "Whodunnit""

    I am really enjoying this series. The author has so many twists and turns that it was difficult to ascertain the murderer. The writing is good and the characters are well developed. I also enjoyed the historical fiction aspect of the story and learned a few more things about this time period. I will definitely continue on with this series.

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    hawkes2063 05-22-17
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    "Love this series"

    I've really grown to love this series and can't wait for the next one. For the most part, the pace is quite nice. The imagery is just right, which is better than Austen sometimes.

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    Irishmexrose 05-08-17
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    "Good story"

    I don't like how the narrator made Rosalind sound much older than the character is this time around.

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    Mrs Claus 09-11-17
    Mrs Claus 09-11-17
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    "This second book is just as good as the first!"
    Where does A Purely Private Matter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Up near the top of the list and I have listened to many many audiobooks.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes it did. The twists and turns in the plot and how they were laid out keeps you on the edge of your seat. Not to give the story away, but almost everyone of the characters have a secret and most are lying to Rosalind.
    I usually can listen to all the clues the author lays out in the story and figure out how the villain is BUT ......not this time. This made it all the more enjoyable a story for me. Never saw this one coming.


    What does Sarah Nichols bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her speaking voice is pleasant to listen to. She is very easy to understand, perfect diction. She puts great emotions into her performance. Audiobooks enable me to be, in the story and experience them as reading a book does not. They also enable to continue with my activities of my day.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not one particular moment, but the easy ongoing theme of romance, between the Rosalind and the two men who love her is interesting. Usually romance is not my first thought in the mysteries I read or listen to, but i enjoy watching if you, will the dichotomy between the two men and their worlds and wonder...... which one will Rosalind end up with?


    Any additional comments?

    Just that I hope that Darcie Wilde continues this series with another Rosalind Thorne mystery. Also that I enjoy the historical setting of the book and the easy explanations of the why and wherefores of Rosalind's world and times.

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    Kindle Customer ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 09-09-17
    Kindle Customer ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 09-09-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Delightful mystery"

    I loved the second in this series, can't wait for the next. The reader is perfect for the story. Many great characters and fascinating historical details, especially manners and morals of the period.

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    Nick 08-07-17
    Nick 08-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Can't wait for the next installment"

    In step with the first installment of the Rosiland Thorne series, this story grabs you from the very first page with intriguing characters and twists that lead to a great finale and reveal.

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