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An Improper Death (Dr. Alexandra Gladstone #2)

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Raised by a country doctor, Alexandra Gladstone thought she couldn't be shocked-until she saw the dead body of a respected admiral dressed in women's undergarments. Even more shocking, though, is the truth behind his murder.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 5th 2002 by Berkley
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Nov 21, 2011 Waven rated it really liked it
I wasn't impressed starting out with this little novel and even now hesitate to give it four stars. I really think it deserves three and a half but will round up because I think three is too low a rating. Though not a fan of murder-mysteries, a friend recommended me this and gave me the book to read. Admittedly, it's a rather simple and slow-moving plot, but once I got into it I rather enjoyed it. Part of it is expectation; if I were looking for a mixture of Dan Brown and Sherlock Holmes, this ...more
Nov 09, 2015 Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not your "cosy" mystery, but it's good

Marie Shirley Griffin

This is the second book in the series. While they can be read as stand alones, characters from previous books play important roles, so it's nice to have the background.

This mystery was a bit wordy, but you get a very thoroughly complete education on English law regarding divorce and women's rights or lack thereof in the 18th-19th century. Prepare to be appalled.

I enjoyed this book but not as much as the first in the series. It was missing something I couldn't quite put my finger on. Perhaps all the background information on the characters in the first novel filled the holes in the action. Also, so this novel could "stand alone" there was redundancy from the first book; dull reading for someone who just finished the first book in the series.
Carole Moran
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Shelves: romance
I found this Dr. Alexandra Gladstone mystery to be very much less interesting than the first book. The plot was flimsey, IMO, and it was slow-moving toward what I thought an obvious end. Dr. Gladstone was made to look rather incompetent, IMO. Not worth the bother.
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