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These Violent Delights

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  13 reviews

At once sexy and thrilling, These Violent Delights sets the stage for deadly romance and chilling mystery. Beautiful actress, Anastasia Day, is a prisoner in her dead husband’s castle, trapped by her fears of the outside world. As plans unfold for the 20th anniversary re-release of her most famous movie, Trystan & Isolde, she realizes how many members of the cast &
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published April 18th 2012 by Arundel Publishing (first published February 21st 2012)
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Aug 14, 2012 Jenna rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone, moviegoers, actors, murder-mystery fans, feminists
These Violent Delights was fantastic! It's absolutely one of my favorite books. As an actor, I expected to like it for the sake of its movie setting, the characters all being actors or connected through their involvement in a fictionalized film version of the old Tristan and Isolde story. What surprised me was the protagonist, Anastasia, and how completely wrong I was every time I thought I had the mystery figured out.
Anastasia wrestles with agoraphobia, a disorder which affects a few people I
I found "These Violent Delights" to be a superb who done it mystery/ Thriller. With the poisoning of make up artist Jane Whittle, an upcoming 20th anniversary celebration for Hollywood's mega hit "Tristan & Isolde" may be in jeopardy. A huge reunion celebration for the cast and crew of the film is being planned. Our protagonist Anastasia "Stacy" Huntington, who was one of the stars of the film is coordinating the reunion. Stacy soon discovers that over the previous 20 years the cast and crew ...more
I received a copy of "These Violent Delights" through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.
And now I know why they were giving them away... They know no one wants to pay for them.
To begin, I had problems picturing the Duchness as a 39 year old woman. Instead she was a 70 something old lady stuck in a castle. The air to which the author lent to the actress lead to this picture in my head that I just couldn't shake.
I felt that this book was written by two people. One wrote the jumbled confusing, name
This is a tale of one woman.. in two very different eras of her life.. and two very different women. The main character, Anastasia as a young woman goes after what she wants.. rather timid.. unsure.. but, with total knowledge that if she works at it.. she can have whatever she wants! As she's a young movie starlet.. and has been cast in the lead role.. she is always surprised when others recognize her talent.. when they show her love.. because her mother is a fall down drunk that Anastasia has h ...more
Ningning Huang
Although These Violent Delights has a slow start, the novel is full of love, murder, and betrayal, enough to keep you on your toes. The intermittent flashbacks really will you decide whether or not you sympathize with Anastasia, the main character.

As a mystery genre, it has an unexpected and an overall fulfilling ending. (I did not expect the mastermind of the murders to be that certain character!) The sheer amount of characters can confuse the story, especially at the beginning.
Sharon Linnea certainly knows how to grab you into a story. Her characters were captivating, the story very believable and she had me guessing through to the end. The story was interwoven with the past history of the characters making this a great mystery. As the first in a series, I am excitedly awaiting the next. Anastasia had me panicking with her at times. A nail biter until the end, the character I chose as the killer was NOT the correct choice and I was totally blindsided. Great attention ...more
Patricia Lusher
My interest was captured by the main character, a recently-widowed 39 year old English duchess who had been an up and coming actress 20 years before. Now, it seems everyone involved with her last film, a world-wide smash, has been dying mysterious, unexpected deaths. Thinking it’s too much of a coincidence, the duchess contacts 2 others who were involved with the film and they try to cobble together possible murder motives and suspects. Lots of interesting characters pop up throughout the story, ...more
Micky Parise
First time reading Sharon Linnea and have to say, really nice writing. The plot and characters flowed so nicely and made you want to keep reading on. Recommend highly.
I really like this book and once I got into it, I really got hooked. My biggest complaint however, is there are SO many characters. This makes is initially so confusing and hard to follow. Note the author....put a list of characters along with their the part in T & I. This would make the book so much easier to follow until you learn the characters!! Otherwise, great book, very entertaining!!
Laura Alley Dietrich
This is the first work of a friend of a friend--on whose recommendation I read it. I was thoroughly entertained by the story line, and the cast of characters. I look forward to her next!
great book! Mystery, murder, romance, movie history and a twist at the end!!!
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SHARON LINNÉA is the author of the new mystery These Violent Delights as well as the three Eden Thrillers: Chasing Eden, Beyond Eden and Treasure of Eden. She has also written award-winning biographies of Raoul Wallenberg and Princess Ka'iulani, as well as the nonfiction book Lost Civilizations. Sharon has been a staff writer for five national magazines and a ghostwriter for dozens of celebrities. ...more
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