Deception's Daughter



[Read] ➱ Deception's Daughter ➹ Cordelia Frances Biddle – E17streets4all.co.uk Critics raved about The Conjurer, the first in Cordelia Frances Biddle s superb historical mystery series Now Philadelphian heiress Martha Beale is back in a second thrilling installment laced with fa Critics raved about The Conjurer, the first in Cordelia Frances Biddle s superb historical mystery series Now Philadelphian heiress Martha Beale is back in a second thrilling installment laced with fast paced intrigue and exquisite period detailWhen the daughter of one of Philadelphia s finest families disappears, Martha Beale becomes the unwilling liaison between the girl s aloof and aristocratic parents and Thomas Kelman, Martha s secret beau, who is overseeing the investigationWhat appears to be a kidnapping, however, takes a darker turn, and complex clues implicate rich and poor alike It is up to Martha and Kelman to unravel the diabolical plot and the painful disparity of their social classes as they struggle to unmask the killerAs in The Conjurer, Cordelia Frances Biddle s elegant and evocative prose brings to vibrant life mid nineteenth century Philadelphia Deception s Daughter is a stunning sequel from a multitalented crime writer.Deception's Daughter

Aka Nero Blanc with Steve ZettlerCordelia Frances Biddle is a member of one of Philadelphia s oldest families She co wrote Murder at San Simeon with Patricia Hearst and writes the Nero Blanc crossword puzzle series with her husband, Steve Zettler This is her second in the Martha Beale series the first, The Conjurer, is now available in paperback.

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader finest families disappears, Martha Beale becomes the unwilling liaison between the girl s aloof and aristocratic parents and Thomas Kelman, Martha s secret beau, who is overseeing the investigationWhat appears to be a kidnapping, however, takes a darker turn, and complex clues implicate rich and poor alike It is up to Martha and Kelman to unravel the diabolical plot and the painful disparity of their social classes as they struggle to unmask the killerAs in The Conjurer, Cordelia Frances Biddle s elegant and evocative prose brings to vibrant life mid nineteenth century Philadelphia Deception s Daughter is a stunning sequel from a multitalented crime writer."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Deception's Daughter
  • Cordelia Frances Biddle
  • English
  • 08 June 2018
  • 0312352476

10 thoughts on “Deception's Daughter

  1. says:

    I liked this book better than the 3rd in the series, though I thought there were some loose ends and explanations that could have been included Like Stokes Senior s death came about abruptly I wasn t clear on his plan for the Beale children Also, who was the blonde woman in the opening scenes with the baby, and did she actually drown Kelman s departure in the 3rd book seems kind of sudden now, though it is set up in this book I thought the history and character developement were good here, I liked this book better than the 3rd in the series, though I thought there were some loose ends and explanations that could have been included Like Stokes Senior s death came about abruptly I wasn t clear on his plan for the Beale children Also, who was the blonde woman in the opening scenes with the baby, and did she actually drown Kelman s departure in the 3rd book seems kind of sudden now, though it is set up in this book I thought the history and character developement were good here, though the mystery parts of the book could have been better organized and she left too many things open also, the search for Ella s mother is it on.Worth reading if you ve begun the series, it s not bad for the genre

  2. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here While I disagree that Ms Biddle s novels are s good as Victoria Thompsons, as suggested in one review, I did enjoy this book It is set in what I believe is ante bellum Philadelphia The young daughter of a wealthy couple is abducted and the heroine, Martha, is drawn in trying to help Inspector Kelman solve the mystery Several plot lines converge and divide as the story progresses I did guess that the missing girl s father was involved he kills his daughter in a moment of anger and attempts While I disagree that Ms Biddle s novels are s good as Victoria Thompsons, as suggested in one review, I did enjoy this book It is set in what I believe is ante bellum Philadelphia The young daughter of a wealthy couple is abducted and the heroine, Martha, is drawn in trying to help Inspector Kelman solve the mystery Several plot lines converge and divide as the story progresses I did guess that the missing girl s father was involved he kills his daughter in a moment of anger and attempts to cover it up with a tale of abduction Ms Biddle s literary style is somewhat disjointed, which distracted from the pleasure of reading However, the novel was good enough that I would try another one by her

  3. says:

    This is a better Mystery than I am giving it credit for, no doubt, but the writing style bothered me, making it hard to get into The issue was that all verbs happened in the present tense she walks to the window, she ties the ribbon, etc, etc This is a stylistic choice, but it is rarely used in genre fiction, and seems especially odd since it was a historical mystery.That said, there is decent characterization, a good plot, and it does give some atmosphere of early Philadelphia This book This is a better Mystery than I am giving it credit for, no doubt, but the writing style bothered me, making it hard to get into The issue was that all verbs happened in the present tense she walks to the window, she ties the ribbon, etc, etc This is a stylistic choice, but it is rarely used in genre fiction, and seems especially odd since it was a historical mystery.That said, there is decent characterization, a good plot, and it does give some atmosphere of early Philadelphia This book is worth a read, simply because there are very few historical mysteries set in America that happen pre Civil War

  4. says:

    The language the author uses can be quite cumbersome in parts Maybe it s my journalism background that makes me want to edit her words I want her to beconcise and less flowery in the action Description and period language is great for setting the mood but when it comes to this story it needs to be toned down a bit All in all, the plot is nice and moves along at a good pace despite the language usage and it is a good entertaining story.

  5. says:

    The second of Biddle s series, it s ok Historical Philadelphia is enjoyable once , but the characterization is a bit heavy handed and the plot can t quite seem to make up its mind I suspect this series will become one of those where if I happen to see a new entry on the new books shelf, I ll pick it up, but I doubt I ll be reserving it to ensure reading it.Suggested for fans of Day s Fremont Jones and Thompson s Gaslight mysteries but with a few reservations.

  6. says:

    This was not as much focused on the mystery as the time and place, and the relationship between the two protagonists Clearly there will bebooks in the series, and I, for one, will be looking for them Getting the time and place right is, I have come to see, very important to me, and Ms Biddle does that very well.

  7. says:

    This gripping book is filled with historical facts and mystery enough to keep the pages turning Not only is the story compelling, but the sense of time and place is satisfying and alarming I really felt like I was there and glad that I was born in a much later time.

  8. says:

    It had a lot of twists and mystery with some romance but there was a lot of confusion on my end like what did Stoke Senior had to do with it Jr wasn t mentioned as much as he should have been So far I still like the first book.

  9. says:

    Language was strange made it difficult to get into

  10. says:

    An okay New York City mystery set in the 1840s Interesting because author comes from old, old New England family.

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