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Patriote Peril (Darmon Mysteries #3)

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Following the return of an empty carriage, Elizabeth Darmon begins a harrowing pursuit of her family's kidnappers. Alone, scared on the frontier of New Brunswick, she trails the kidnappers through deplorable conditions along the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City where she finds a woman posing as Elizabeth with another William. Near the scene of the abduction, her ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 10th 2011 by Black Rose Writing (first published November 1st 2011)
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Sheila
Jun 04, 2012 Sheila rated it liked it
Mystery set at a time just after American Independence, Thomas Thorpe’s Patriote Peril combines well-researched Canadian history with a touch of mystery and a feisty Englishwoman on the trail. The long list of characters, meeting and separating on different paths, makes this a somewhat fragmented tale. And numerous mistaken or falsified identities add a farcical humor to some scenes. There’s an odd carelessness about life too, with Elizabeth eager to see her relatives all restored in good health ...more
Lis Carey
Aug 19, 2013 Lis Carey rated it it was ok
This is a mystery/political thriller set in 1830s Canada. It's also part of Thorpe's Darmon Mystery series.

Elizabeth Darmon, her husband William, and sister and brother-in-law Emily and Charles Bagwell, have traveled to Canada to visit Elizabeth and Emily's other sister, Victoria, and her husband Richard Hudson, at the hunting lodge Richard built two years ago. During their visit, Richard takes his wife and guests off on a carriage ride to see some of the local sites, but Elizabeth has a headach
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Kristi
I received this book for free in exchange for a review.

Many historical fiction fans have grumbled when authors take it upon themselves to be creative with history when writing their books. That will not be the case with Patriote Peril by Thomas Thorpe. Using "historically accurate events" Thorpe offers the 3rd installment in the Darmon Mysteries series with plenty of character background for those of us who didn't start the series with the first book. There's nothing more frustrating than readi
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Alleluialu
Apr 09, 2012 Alleluialu rated it really liked it
"Patriote Peril" was sent to me by the author, Thomas Thorpe, to read and review for him. It is a relatively short book, 214 pages, but it is filled with exciting situations, mystery and the feel of treading through the wilderness of the early 1800's in Canada. In my youth, I used to make believe I was a pioneer, so this book was right up my alley. It is the story of an English family who spends the summer together at the home of one of the daughters, Victoria, married to a Canadian, Richard ...more
Mary
Feb 16, 2012 Mary rated it it was ok
By chance, Elizabeth Darmon escapes being kidnapped with the rest of her family and then a fire at the remote home in New Brunswick, Halifax, she's been visiting. Alone and far away from her native England, Elizabeth sets out through the rough and wild frontier country out to find her relatives and discover why they've been victimized this way and learns about the political disputes being waged in this new country.

Packed with historical detail, Patriote Peril will undoubtedly appeal to Canadian
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Morrigan
Aug 15, 2012 Morrigan rated it liked it
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Patriote Peril is the story of Elizabeth Darmon and how she struggles to reunite her family after they have been kidnapped and trust in the middle of a revolution in Canada in the early part of the 19th century.

Elizabeth, her husband, sisters and brothers-in-law are in Canada. During this time her family is kidnapped and she endeavours to find the culprits and bring her family back to safety. This book is well written and has a lot of action. Elizabeth is quite the daring woman. I was quite imp
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Todd Simpson
Apr 03, 2016 Todd Simpson rated it it was amazing
Another great book by Thomas Thorpe. He really knows how to write an Adventure and Thriller that is entertaining from start to finish. Even though this is book 3 in the series, you could still read this as a stand- alone story and still really enjoy it. Elizabeth recovers quite well from her initial shock of finding blood in the carriage returning from the Grand Falls, instead of her family. She doesn’t take long to snap into action and start investigating what has happened to them. Along the ...more
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Thomas Thorpe was the Project Manager of NASAs highly successful Mars Global Surveyor Mission a spacecraft that orbited Mars for nine years, returning two hundred thousand images of the planet and relaying pictures from the Mars Rovers. Mr. Thorpe has published six historical mystery thrillers of the Darmon Mystery series about a couple from Kent that solves international crimes during the 1830s. ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Darmon Mysteries (6 books)
  • Message of the Pendant (Darmon Mysteries, #1)
  • The Forth Conspiracy (Darmon Mysteries, #2)
  • Fair Wind to Bahia (Darmon Mysteries, #4)
  • Desperate Crossing (Darmon Mysteries, #5)
  • Without Redemption (Darmon Mysteries, #6)

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