Good catch! I enjoyed it . . . . . looking forward to the second . . . which, it appears, is also on sale for $5.99 just now.crebel said:I've been watching for this first book in the new Deanna Rayborn series with protagonist Veronica Speedwell to go on sale. Today it is $2.99 - Victorian England. I grabbed it.
New to me. For 99 cents, though, it might be worth a try . . . . . reviews are a bit mixed though mostly positive.Atunah said:I am reading "A perilous Undertaking" right now. Not very far in yet, I did like the first. Both characters are a bit eccentric.
Has anyone ever read a series by Joan Smith, the Berkeley Brigade? Don't think I have come across it before. This is the first which is 99 cents
The early ones were first published I think in the mid 90's and they are all now out with Belgrave House, hence the horrible covers. All their regency stuff has these bad covers. These are mysteries though. The first couple don't get super great reviews, but later ones do and there are 12 books out now.
I suppose I can just try the first, but wondering if anyone has read those.
That is what I am thinking. That is a very prolific author and after checking, I found I read one of her traditional regencies and I loved it. And that one was from 1977, so she's been writing for a long time.Ann in Arlington said:New to me. For 99 cents, though, it might be worth a try . . . . . reviews are a bit mixed though mostly positive.
Thanks!crebel said:A unique series of "Jewish Regency Mysteries" by Libi Astaire is one I accidentally found when browsing Regency Romance. I think they got stuck in there just because of Regency in the titles. There is some romance in them, but the mysteries are the thrust of the stories. I read them a few years back when they were new and rated 3 of the 4 at 4-stars (rated #3 at 3 stars because I thought the mystery was too obvious).
Anyway, the first of the series is free.
eta: Either the series order has changed or the author has split the original series into 2 different series with crossover characters. The book above was originally Book 3 (the one I said had the obvious mystery solution) and this is the Book 1 I rated 4-stars.
Yes, the FictFact listing agrees with the order I first read them all (and would be chronological for the intertwined characters). I have no clue why the 2 books are listed separately as "Ezra Melamed" when he is in every book and the "detective" in all. Here is the FictFact order:Ann in Arlington said:Thanks!
FictFact lists it as Ezra Melamed series and puts Disappearing Dowry first . . . . and shows it and The Ruby Spy Ring as being published before Tempest as well. . . . hmmm. . . . . .
I definitely have to move it up the TBR . . . except I also have a library book I've got to get to! So many books ---- so little time!Atunah said:OMG I am laughing so hard I am glad I am home alone at the moment. I am reading "A Perilous Undertaking" right now, the second in the Veronica Speedwell series and page 125, or 38% in. . I don't want to give it away, but Stoker's reaction there is just hilarious.
I love it when books make me laugh.
No kidding. I have to make lists for the library books so I read them in order of when they expire, since my libraries have different checkout times. And I already have a few lined up like little soldiers that just came out or are about to com out next week. I just know, no matter what my slot is, they will all come up at once.Ann in Arlington said:I definitely have to move it up the TBR . . . except I also have a library book I've got to get to! So many books ---- so little time!
I blogged that sale a couple of days ago and yeah--that cover is weird. You can't make out what it is (although I think it's supposed to be a streetlight). Kinda dark and muddy. Well, that points to a mystery for sure!Atunah said:Since I have been talking about the Gaslight Mysteries by Victoria Thompson, the first in the series is on sale for $1.99.
These things are all $7.99. The last time the first one was on sale for 1.99 was back in October of 2015. So not very often.
There is a chrome plugin by the way from ereaderIQ where you can see the price history of any kindle book in the store. See what it cost at any point with a graph.
That cover is so dark I can't even see what is on it. So weird. Its not so dark on goodreads. Or the other books aren't this dark.