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Deadly Peril

(Alec Halsey Mystery #3)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  356 ratings  ·  60 reviews
Winter 1763. Alec, Lord Halsey is sent on a diplomatic mission to Midanich, imperial outpost of the Holy Roman Empire, to bargain for the freedom of imprisoned friends. Midanich is a place of great danger and dark secrets; a country at civil war; ruled by a family with madness in its veins. For Alec it is a place of unspeakable memories from which he barely escaped and ...more
Published November 6th 2015 by Sprigleaf
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Review written January 18, 2016

4.4 Stars - Great Halsey adventures every time. My like!

Book #3

I've without exaggeration waited so much (since November) for this new third book to also be published as an audiobook (with my top favorite male narrator). Then last Thursday I checked again, and #3-Deadly Peril was there to be downloaded. — 11:45 hrs narrated by Alex Wyndham.

Happy danced already before I started and it was the right thing to do. This new installment was greatly good as always. I
Lady Wesley
February 9, 2016
My first blurb. Thank you Lucinda Brant my first blurb photo my first book blurb.jpg

January 1, 2016
One of my five 2015 favorites on Romantic Historical Reviews. Please follow the link to see favorites from Caz, Wendy, Claudia, Natalie, Sara, and moi.

Last year, I recommended Grace Burrowes’ entire Captive Hearts trilogy, as I could not pick a favorite from among them, and this year I find myself in a similar quandary. Lucinda Brant, whose books are set in Georgian England, has published three series, but I think the very
I've given this an A- at AAR, so 4.5 stars rounded up.

Deadly Peril, the third of Lucinda Brant’s Georgian era Alec Halsey Mysteries, is possibly the best yet. And that’s saying something, because the preceding books - Deadly Engagement and Deadly Affair are both excellent, engrossing reads boasting tightly written, well thought-out plots, a colourful and strongly drawn cast of characters, a bitter-sweet romance and, of course, a compelling hero in the form of Alec Halsey himself. Urbane,
Lady Wesley
Yes! The Alex Wyndham audio is finally here! If you love Alec Halsey in print, just imagine hearing him as voiced by the delectable Alex Wyndham. Just wonderful!

Learn more about this series. Click here for my five-star review of this book.
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
I had such a great expectations for this book, maybe too much...

No, I'm not disappointed, but I was expecting something more.

In this book it's Alec's turn to be exposed. And that part was very interesting and mysterious until the very end.

But, I found tedious all the descriptions of how they're dressed. On almost every page there's some description of cloth, wigs, shoes... I got it thet they're rich and thus very well dressed!

Also, as I said in my review of the previous book, I know that those
Jan 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 STARS I'm thinking I liked this one just a wee bit more! xx
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Where to begin - bloody marvellous is a good start!

The story begins with a death scene "The bed chamber was darkened and airless. The odour of stale urine, bloody phlegm, and medicinal, pervasive", which sets the stage for a witty, intriguing, atmospherically dark tale, rounded off with a soul deep romance.

Deadly Peril, the third in the Alec Halsey series, is an incredibly well written Georgian historical mystery, with an accompanying romance. Set in the mid 1700's, the story begins in London
Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie*
Stellar 5*

This is the third book in the Alec Halsey Mystery series and I was again rivetted by Lucinda Brant’s intricately plotted story of murder, foreign political intrigue, danger, suspense and dark family secrets.

In the two previous books, Alec Halsey was always been honourable, intelligent and a man of sound judgement. However, in this book, we discover that, when he was posted to Midanich as a young man to be secretary to diplomat Sir Gilbert Parsons, Alec was a naïve, self-assured, ‘
Another stonking performance from Alex Wyndham in what I think is the best of this series yet - and that's saying something considering how good the two previous books are.

As I'm not writing this review for publication elsewhere and I'm a bit pushed for time, I'm not going into great detail about the audiobook version of this title - you can find my five star review of the book HERE.

But I can't not mention one particular scene in the novel which I was most keen to hear. Those who have read
Marguerite Kaye
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 rounded up - which is a very high one for me and fiction. So yes, I absolutely loved, loved, loved this, the best of the 3 Alec Halsey books so far. There's been some excellent reviews of this already (Wendy and Caz, which I've now permitted myself to read) so I'm not going to go on at length on this one. But highlights:

- Alec is just drop dead sex on legs
- He's even better now we know one of his dark, nasty secrets
- Fantastic setting and history just after the 7 Years War which I know
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was fabulous!!! I loved the story and cannot say enough about the talented narrator, Alex Wyndham. I was surprised to learn of a fourth book, Deadly Kin, that is to follow as well. Bravo to the Lucinda Brant and Alex Wyndham!!!
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all fans of Alec Halsey.
WOW! What an intricate intriguing ending I found in Lucinda Brant’s Deadly Peril (Alec Halsey Mystery Series #3)! This book begins in England, but very quickly the reader finds herself/himself in The Holy Roman Empire during the 1700s. Times are brutal as Alec and his party find themselves in a country at civil war. Luckily, Alec has a gift as a linguist (English, French, Dutch, and German) as he will need all of these to complete this adventure and keep his companions safe. The author takes the ...more
Aug 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I couldn't wait until this came out on audiobook and it didn't disappoint. Deadly Peril continues the Alec Halsey series as we follow him (and the rest of the usual suspects making up the English delegation, that have been in the previous books) to the country of Midanich so he can rescue his best friend, Sir Cosmo and Emily St. Neots. They have been held hostage there - all to lure Alec back to the country where he had been imprisoned 10 years earlier. Alex Wyndham's narration is tops with all ...more
Kiesha ~ 1Cheekylass

Our favorite characters but in a much more deadly situation than in previous books. This book was darker, more emotional but VERY good all the same. I hope that this series never ends!
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: i-own, e-books
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#3 in the "Alex Halsey Mystery", while can be read as a stand alone, I would recommend reading in order. See, "Deadly Engagement" and "Deadly Affair".
*Most of this story happens abroad, with another country's politics, and Civil War, in play.* Just let me say from the very start... this is a complicated, complex, compelling and powerful tale!!
Fast paced, adventure filled tale, with danger, diplomatic intrigue, dark secrets, family,friendships, intrigue abroad, mystery, suspense with a touch of
Barbara Rogers
WOW -- another one in the series I've read straight through in one sitting!! I am so impressed -- but very sorry that I have to wait until the end of 2017 to get the next book in the series. Yes, you could read this as a stand-alone book, but you'll have a much better experience if you read the entire series in order because the characters grow and become so much more filled out if you read all of the books.

As a young diplomat Alec Halsey was stationed in the small nation of Midanich. His boss
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
While I enjoyed the first two books of this series, Deadly Peril disappointed on several levels. First and foremost, this book leaves the mystery genre in favor of action/thriller. That is to say, instead of solving a murder, Halsey is trying to rescue two kidnapped friends before those friends are killed. The author does not handle this genre as well.

There is way to much emphasis on traveling to the conclusion and not enough thought given to the conclusion itself. The "shocking" revelation
Jan 12, 2019 rated it liked it
When two of his closest friends are held captive in a frisian castle. Alec Halsey is not only send on a diplomtic mission to free them, but to face his past in said castle.

Unlike the first and second installment this isn't really a mystery but more of an adventure story with tons of descriptions of what people wear and eat, way too many "Oh I really should tell him/her, but alas I can't because of this and that" moments and some characters (unfortunately especially women) acting rather silly. On
Beth Haren
Jul 16, 2016 rated it liked it
My favorite so far. I even saw it coming and still felt like it was a fun mystery and intrigue. Some of the court bedsheet bingo is a bit much. Even though I know it happened, the lack of discretion seems a bit over the top. He isn't the Marquis De Sade, he was an English member of the foreign office. Pretty or not, he should have been a bit more careful. It appears the author is making this one into a series. I am looking forward to the next. Hopefully we can drop some of the immature angst now ...more
Rosanne Lortz
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When his best friend Cosmo Mahon and sweet Miss Emily St. Neots are abducted by the Margrave of Midanich, Alec Halsey must return to the continent and confront a past he would rather forget. Sandwiched between the Netherlands and the German principality of Hannover, Midanich is a cold, flat, desolate land, cut in pieces by canals and by the civil war raging between the Margrave and his half-brother Viktor. But the hardships of the journey pale in comparison to the horrors awaiting Alec at the ...more
Feb 03, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars. I knew from the other review that this was going to be more of an adventure than a mystery, and I much prefer mysteries. Not much was happening through most of the book (too much description of things!) and then at the end the final revelations and action just seemed all too easy.
I found Selena to be a smart and strong woman in the previous books, but unfortunately she had been dumbed down for this adventure. What I do like is that many of the characters are not all good or all bad,
Bridget Lewis
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deadly obsession

Alec has a past he desperately wanted to forget in Midlothian! When the truth unfolds to how diabolical the rulers are and how much poverty and abuse the citizens suffered come to light no one close to Alec really know who is or was! Can Alec save his friend Cosmos and stop a war? Can be rescue Emily as well? He has Senior Plantaganist, the Duchess and Salina all to protect in the worst possible conditions! War, winter and a starving country to contend with can they escape with
Jul 21, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
1763 and Alec Halsey's past has finally caught up with him. He is sent on a diplomatic mission to Midanich, to bargain or pay for the release of two of his friends.
While enjoyable (those at times there was too much description) this is not a mystery but a thriller so for me not as interesting as the previous two books.
mary g esposito
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a real zinger!!keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire story!!

I love the whole series! The mystery and romance keep you guessing throughout the entire book. The writing is topnotch!!
karen wendt
These Alex Haley mysteries are complex and greatly entertaining.
gj indieBRAG
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We are proud to announce that DEADLY PERIL (Alec Halsey Mystery #3) by Lucinda Brant is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells readers that this book is well worth their time and money!
This was a great entry! I can't wait until the next book....hopefully soon?
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book started slowly. I didn't think I would like it as much as Brant's other mysteries, but now I think it is my favorite of the ones published so far.
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
This one was so preposterous plot-wise that it edged into farce.
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LUCINDA BRANT is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Georgian historical romances & mysteries. Her novels are described as from 'the Golden Age of romance with a modern voice', and 'heart wrenching drama with a happily ever after'.
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Alec Halsey Mystery (4 books)
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