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The Stuart Sapphire (Tam Eildor Mystery) (Tam Elidor #4)

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In August 1811, George, Prince of Wales and the Prince Regent is horrified to find his mistress Sarah, Marchioness of Creeve dead in his bed, strangled by the string of pearls around her neck. The Prince realizes what a scandal could come out of a dead married woman (not to mention his younger brother s mistress) so he has Tam Eildor, masquerading as a Scottish lawyer, inv ...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Allison & Busby LTD (first published January 1st 2005)
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Charlene
Okay.. When I've first read the synopsis of the book, the Georgian setting with a murdered lady and a missing jewel caught my attention. "oohh.. sounds interesting.." This is about Tam Eildor, the Edinburgh lawyer (as he'd introduced himself) often described as an enigmatic young man in the book. Tam's a time traveler! for goodness sake, I didn't know that when I bought the book and I do hope that this is not a spoiler for it is mentioned in the first chapter. He was asked by the Prince to help ...more
Nicki
This was alright but I suddenly realised that I wasn't actually enjoying it that much, so decided to stop. Even though I was halfway through I didn't feel that I knew the characters at all, and I wasn't really bothered about what happened to them. It all felt very stiff and faraway and there was a lot of repetition. I don't think I'll read anything else by this author.
Amanda
Zero stars if that was an option. Plot wandered. Characters unlikeable. I still don't know why Tam was in Brighton in the 1800s.
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Alanna Knight MBE has published more than sixty novels (including sixteen in the acclaimed Inspector Faro series, and seven featuring his daughter Rose McQuinn), as well as non-fiction, true crime and several books on Robert Louis Stevenson, numerous short stories and two plays since her award-winning first book ‘Legend of the Loch’ in 1969. A founding member and Honorary Presiden
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