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Murder on Black Swan Lane Audiobook

Murder on Black Swan Lane

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The Earl of Wrexford possesses a brilliant scientific mind, but boredom and pride lead him to reckless behavior. He does not suffer fools gladly. So when pompous, pious Reverend Josiah Holworthy publicly condemns him for debauchery, Wrexford unsheathes his rapier-sharp wit and strikes back. As their war of words escalates, London's most popular satirical cartoonist, A. J. Quill, skewers them both. But then the clergyman is found slain in a church - his face burned by chemicals, his throat slashed ear to ear - and Wrexford finds himself the chief suspect.

An artist in her own right, Charlotte Sloane has secretly slipped into the persona of her late husband, using his nom de plume, A. J. Quill. When Wrexford discovers her true identity, she fears it will be her undoing. But he has a proposal - use her sources to unveil the clergyman's clandestine involvement in questionable scientific practices and unmask the real murderer. Soon Lord Wrexford and the mysterious Mrs. Sloane plunge into a dangerous shadow world hidden among London's intellectual enclaves to trap a cunning adversary - before they fall victim to the next experiment in villainy.

©2017 Andrea DaRif (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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    Excellent story. Mystery was tight and just the right pace for an old-fashioned English mystery. Loved the characters and their interactions. Romance was no more than a whisper of possibility. I so look forward to the next book by this author!

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    I thoroughly enjoyed this book, both because of the author's skill and the flawless narration. Intelligent, compassionate, and learning about themselves by learning about each other. There is more than Knight meets the eye with this mystery

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    I wouldn’t say this is a fantastic novel, but I do like the concept. It is similar to other series (e.g. the Sebastian St. Clair series), but it is lacking some polish in terms of character development in particular. I would read another in the series to see whether it gets stronger.

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    Excellent mix of character and actual scientific fact.

    Terrific narration and can’t wait for the next installment.

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    Extremely tedious, boring with a very long drawn out plot. Few surprises here and so little excitement.

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    I enjoy a good historical thriller. This is a good solid thriller. It’s a little too long for my taste, and it’s a little too predictable. Anyone who’s read enough of these types of stories can see where the stories going from the very beginning. Overall because this is the first of what looks like a series, I think it was a very good first attempt. I definitely am going to read the follow up book due out in March

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    "Great new series!"

    Fascinating incorporation of Regency scientific developments coupled with believable characters you'll love to root for. Steeped in the historical period, the story has the perfect balance of plot, action and suspense. Fans of Anne Perry, Will Thomas, and Victorian Thompson will be delighted, This is a must read.

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    Loved this book! Less than half way through I was looking to see if there were others by this author. I'm hoping this was the first of a series. Great characters and perfect narration. Thank you!

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    I just could not warm to this book--especially the Earl of Wrexford, the main character. It began with a rather hard to follow prologue, but it did get better after that. For a while it was fairly engaging, till it began to sag in the middle. There are many books where the protagonist is not particularly likeable, yet they are interesting characters, which keeps me connected. I didn't feel that way about this one. I believe the author had some good ideas, and much of this book is a good listen, but I found myself with flagging attention too often, so I finally gave up about three quarters of the way through. I did try to like it, but guess it was simply not my personal cup of tea. Your taste may be different.

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