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Dying by the Sword (A Musketeers Mystery #5)

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  5 reviews
New from ?a gifted writer?( VICTORIA THOMPSON) who brings mystery to 17th-century France.
As the Four Musketeers race to save Porthos's servant from the gallows, they run afoul of Cardinal Richelieu, who is investigating a far more serious matter?a plot against the life of the king.
ebook, 320 pages
Published December 2nd 2008 by Berkley (first published December 1st 2008)
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Athos didn’t resent that his father expected him to play chess. He didn’t even resent that the late Count gloried in winning games over his small son. What he resented—the memory that still made the bile rise at the back of his throat—was that the rules of the game had never been explained to him. Night after night, he’d sat there, and learned all the moves by trying them the wrong way first. Night after night, day after day, he’d brooded on the losses. And every night his father smiled at him, ...more
For the final book in the series, it left a few questions unanswered, and the mystery was convoluted and involved, almost as though the author fully expected there to be another book to finish out the series. The action was complicated by far too many characters, many of whom never went anywhere and left only questions.

The story was true Musketeer style, though it seemed like the book started out in one place and finished in a completely different direction, as though the publisher cancelled the
Kathy Sebesta
No, she's gone off the deep end. And for the first time, a (sort of) cliff-hanger.
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