Deadly Affairs (Francesca Cahill Deadly #3)
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Deadly Affairs (Francesca Cahill/Deadly #3)

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Brenda Joyce has enthralled millions of readers with her New York Times bestselling novels. Now, join us in the next chapter of her unforgettable storytelling: the Francesca Cahill novels. Enter the glittering world of turn-of-the-century New York City, where a metropolis booming with life also masks a dark world of danger, death, and daring desire...

As the heiress to a va...more
Mass Market Paperback, 333 pages
Published April 15th 2002 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 2002)
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Yaseena
Deadly Affairs was another great instalment in Brenda Joyce’s Deadly series. The same characters are back as in the first two with a few new additions here and there to make the story work. As always I loved some of the characters and was annoyed at various points by others – mainly the heroine Francesca Cahill. Heiress, reformer, amateur sleuth, this woman is vastly different from the other young women of wealth in her social circle – which is why I suppose, Miss Cahill has attracted the attent...more
Paganalexandria **wicked juices bubbling over**
My Francesca Cahill re-read continues with us finding our heroine in a quandary. Her parents are finally getting a clue in regards to her sleuthing adventures. This is especially concerning to her mother Julia because she hates the idea of her spending time with Rick Bragg. Which only makes him more attractive to our heroine.

This is book that so many things are revealed to all the players involved. Of course, Calder asserts himself in the storyline, but his motives are hidden to everyone. All Fr...more
ChloeLeeNH
Oct 12, 2008 ChloeLeeNH rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Edwardian Age Mystery fans
This is another great novel... Calder or Bragg... it is killing me LOL. Again, the mystery takes a backseat to the constant tension between these three. I am reading right through them... and I don't know or want to know who she ends up with (unless I read it first!)
slayra
Deadly Affairs is book three of the "Deadly Series". These books focus on the character of Francesca Cahill, an american heiress in turn-of-the-century New York who is a bit of a sleuth. She and police comissioner Rick Bragg have a new mystery to solve.

In this book, yet again, the mystery/murder story wasn't very good. It is rather simple, straightfoward and not that interesting. So, I'd think the author would press more on the romance between the two main characters and on the upcoming love tri...more
Stacy
There is romance, mystery and a wonderful sense of New York City in 1902. The mystery was solid and it wasn’t until all was revealed that it made complete sense, which is a good thing! And while I like Rick, he does have a wife and in 1902 he is really bringing scandal on Francesca by continuing to encourage her. They are perfectly suited, but he is not available. That is the interest in this series for me because it is so true to life. Sometimes there is just no perfect choice and the journey t...more
Lisa
Much better than the first two books in the series. Francesca wasn't as naively stupid in the one. Despite his bad boy persona, I really like Hart and am looking forward to seeing how the relationship between he and Francesca develops.
Mikko Peralta
Everybody seems to be either beautiful and rich or dashingly handsome and rich and I am not too sure on whether Brenda Joyce wants to focus more on the love story or on the investigative part of the plot.
Alicia
We met Calder in the second book. We get to know him better in each novel. Francesca also encounters Calder more and is curious about him. Her and Rick are out to solve another crime.
Gaynell
I guess that by this book, I have begun to root for Calder Hart, Bragg's half-brother. I guess I'm just attracted to the bad boy :). I'm still intrigued by Francesca's soap opera life.
Nicci
Lots of laughs in this book. The mystery part is lacking a little but I think that is due to how many characters lives and stories are involved in this series. Nice fun read.
Monique J.
Read my review on my blog: Too Many Books, Not Enough Time. Here is the URL.

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Gina
Apr 12, 2013 Gina marked it as to-read
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Lesli
Francesca makes a fascinating character. This is clearly romantic suspense at the dawn of the 20th century.
Karen
I read this a couple of years ago. It was so good it started me reading the whole series.
Herlem Coker
Love this saga! Quite enthralling :)
Teniola
Love the book.
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