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3.83  ·  Rating details ·  7,005 ratings  ·  754 reviews
The author of the New York Times bestseller Garden of Lies returns to Victorian London in an all-new novel of deadly obsession.
Calista Langley operates an exclusive “introduction” agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and
Hardcover, First Edition, 352 pages
Published April 19th 2016 by Berkley
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Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Amanda Quick Fans, Historical, Romance
4 As Sly As I Remembered Stars
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Returning to historical after indulging primarily in Contemporary Romance can do one of two things...if can send you fleeing back to where you were happy with bikers, FBI Agents etc. or it can rekindle you love of the times past and think to be more open to the Historical draw.

Luckily, with Amanda Quick, the second happened. Her writing is thorough, inventive and always has a moment of humor and sass. The main women are strong in nature, knowing clearly how
Juliana Philippa
I am so excited that Amanda Quick (really Jayne Ann Krentz) is back! This author writes under three different names, and Amanda Quick is her historical romance pseudonym. She's one of those authors who has a very identifiable writing style and character type, and I don't mean that as a positive or a negative, though I suppose if anything it's the former. But like Mary Balogh, she's one of those authors where when I'm reading one of her books, I know it's one of her books. Some other authors, eve ...more
Kat Valentine
Sep 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
another awesome read from the amazing amanda quick!!! i've been a fan forever!! i love this kind of victorian romance, and her lastest til death do us part was a good read. in true quick fashion we have a strong and very likeable heroine calista, who runs a introduction agency with her brother andrew out of her home and makes quite a good living at it, but when she starts receiving gifts meant for people in deep mourning and the lastest gift being left on her pillow, not only must she deal with ...more
Jul 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Amanda Quick is my number 1 favourite historical romance writer, and I always auto-buy her works. Heck, I love her so much that I buy both the Kindle and paperback versions.

So yes, I was pretty damn excited for 'Til Death Do Us Part, so much so that I blocked my entire friggin' day for this. No dates with my boyfriend. No family time. None. It was just me, my Kindle, and a cup of hot cocoa.

Let me repeat that: I was so fucking excited for this release.

And boy was I disappointed.

The first w
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (SLOW)
3.5 Happy but still confused Stars

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*I gave this audiobook a B+ for both the story and narration at AudioGals*

Narration by Louise Jane Underwood

Part historical romance and part suspense thriller, ‘Til Death Do Us Part is sure to appeal to a diverse audiobook loving audience. This being my first experience with Amanda Quick, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I really enjoyed her talent of mixing an intriguing mystery – and somewhat morose story – with a romance undercurrent (though perhaps the lesser of the two focuses). Further enhanc
A stalker-serial-killer suspense story set in Victorian London. Amanda Quick's main characters are ahead of their time in 'Til Death Do Us Part. Calista Langley runs an introduction agency for respectable men and women, Trent Hastings is a mystery writer. Together they will solve the mystery of Calistas's tormentor. A lot of suspense, where romance assumes a secondary role. Action packed plot, with plenty of danger with a noir-vibe. A good historical mystery. ...more
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
I don't think I've read anything else by Amanda Quick, but you can bet I will going forward! This is a fun, exciting, intriguing murder mystery with plenty of twists and turns that kept me guessing at the killer's identity. Great cast, great story, great read! ...more
Katie Gallagher
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Read this review and others on my blog!

This book came to me on an author recommendation from a friend; as we browsed the romance section in Barnes and Noble, she started gushing to me about Quick’s characters and plotting. As we wandered from the romance over to the discount books, I picked up ‘Til Death Do Us Part, read the blurb, and waggled it at my friend, not even noting the author name.

“This sounds good.”

“That’s who I was talking about!” exclaimed she. “Amanda Quick!”

Oh. Maybe it was t
Lakshmi C
Dec 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Amanda Quick is my favourite historical author and I eagerly wait for her books to come out. This book had a great blurb and I probably built it up in my head as I waited for it. This book was not what I expected

What worked :


The book had a creepy tone which stayed consistent till the end. The deranged killer sent his victims gifts when he began stalking them. But these gifts were mourning items which are given to families after they've lost a loved one. The idea of an unseen hunter added
3 1/2 stars (rounded down to 3 stars, because the romance didn't work for me - I liked Calista and Trent as individuals, but I didn't feel any chemistry between them) ...more
Dec 05, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

1.5 Stars

The author finally wrote a romance in which the characters have no chemistry whatsoever.
Hell has officially frozen.
Well now I know why the rating for this book wasn't that high. This really read as a paint by numbers Quick book. I was disappointed because I know she can write better than this (see Ravished) but this one was pretty blah. The hero/heroine were not that memorable, the main story-line was not working for me at all and we hear about the rape of a secondary character that ultimately moved me to pity and wondered why that was even thrown in the book. We do get a happily ever after though which made ...more
3.5 stars

Amanda Quick’s latest historical mystery is sure to please her many fans, but I’m rather glad she doesn’t publish more than one novel a year as there’s no denying that her books are formulaic. If you enjoy the formula, then they will no doubt work for you and if you don’t… well, you’ll probably have worked that out by now and be reading something else!

I’ve not read a vast number of her books, but I’ve read the last few, and while I’ve enjoyed them, I can’t say that they were especially

Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

Ooo yall! I love me some Amanda Quick. And 'Til Death Do Us Part was thrilling! It held me from page one with a decadent mixture of danger, mystery and intrigue. I loved the characters and their adventures, was kept guessing until the end and simply had a fantastic time falling into the world Quick created.

The quick of it is that Trent's baby sister has been using the services of an introductions agency to meet new people and
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Calista Langley is quite the modern woman in the Victorian era earning a living, because circumstances have made it a necessity. Losing her parents and her grandmother she’s had to find a way to make ends meet. Running an introduction service for respectable gentlemen and women has done quite well for her and her brother Andrew. Unfortunately, Calista has become a target of some pretty creepy gifts; gifts of morning, usually meant for someone who has already died, a memento to be buried with. Wh ...more
For some reason when I was reading this book I found the sentences seemed very clipped and the characters without genuine emotion (I didn't really connect or click with them) . Definitely some unnecessarily long conversations (maybe to just fill pages). So read simply as a suspenseful mystery novel, then it was pretty good ( I didn't feel the romance between Calista and Trent as strongly as other Amanda Quick novels I've read in the past) but all in all it was a good read, as a mystery! I have r ...more
There are certain things that JAK needs to completely strike from her writing repertoire because she’s used them to death. And even if she turns out a story with an interesting plot, the use of her personal clichés just drags the whole experience down. I don’t know why she’s so in love with the phrase “frisson of awareness” but she puts in literally every one of her books, regardless of which pseudonym she’s writing under. When she’s Amanda Quick, however, she also includes the complete overuse ...more
Well, the mystery was surprisingly good but the romance was kinda stilted and wooden.
Serial killers are my least fave mystery trope. SOoo that doesn't help the story for me either.

Trent is a famous mystery writer and Calista is helping her sister meet other people (including men).
He is super protective of his sister, so he goes in with accusations ready, only to walk away feeling kinda off kilter. Calista wasn't what he was expecting. So he goes to see her again and inadvertently finds out abou
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Five reasons to grab ‘Til Death Do Us Part

Amanda Quick is a masterful storyteller with delightfully unique characters and her historical mysteries always offer unexpected twists. I delight in gathering the clues and holding my breath when the hero and heroine face down danger. In ‘Til Death Do Us Part, Quick surprised me with the reveal and I friggin’ love when that happens.
Quick has a way with her characters and such was the case with Calista Langley and Trent Hastings. Calista and her
I really loved/love this story. Of course, I really just love anything and everything Amanda Quick (aka Jayne Ann Krentz and Jayne Castle) writes. She is my most favorite author. :-)

In this story, our Main Characters are Calista Langley and Trent Hastings. Calista would make me an excellent friend and Trent is my newest book boyfriend. ;-)

Calista runs an "introduction" agency, and Trent is the author of the Clive Stone, Detective series. Through researching his books, Trent has learned some inte
Jenny Q
Jan 19, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars. I was hooked on the description of 'Til Death Do us Part and had to get my hands on a copy. (Thanks NetGalley!) I was immediately drawn into this story of Calista, a matchmaking businesswoman who acquires a murderous stalker, and Trent, the scarred and brooding mystery writer who comes out of his seclusion to help her. Together they uncover a string of murdered young women in the stalker's wake and must stay a step ahead of him before he makes Calista his next victim.

Unfortunately, 'T
In 'Til Death Do Us Part, Amanda Quick returns to historical romance with the story of Calista Langley, who operates an "introductions" salon in the grand mansion that she inherited from her rather cranky grandmother. Since all of the money they inherited had to be spent on renovating the house, Calista and her younger brother are dependent on the income from their business. When a mysterious man starts stalking Calista and leaving rather nasty gifts (memento mori to be precise), she's determine ...more
★Codie Abibliophobic ★
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Originally Posted on: Reader's Anonymous
Note: I received this advanced reader’s copy via netgalley by Berkley Publishing in exchange for an honest review

I’ve read every single Amanda Quick novel – finding her work at an early age, I immersed myself into her spitfire heroines and Victorian romance novels that were never cut and dry, but also featured a fun murder mystery (well if you wanna call that fun). Although her novels have a habit of following a similar formula, I can say this novel was no
Olga Godim
May 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: historical, romance
Calista operates an exclusive introduction agency in Victorian London’s high society. Trent is a writer of popular detective novels. When his sister signs up with Calista’s agency and starts meeting men, Trent is concerned. He doesn’t want a possible charlatan to take advantage of his sister. He comes to Calista’s home to investigate her and her agency.
He finds out that Calista is not a charlatan, and nobody takes advantage of his sister, but Calista has troubles of her own. Someone is stalking
Jun 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Calista Langley runs a highly respectable matchmaking service in Victorian London. Trent Hastings' sister uses this service, and he seeks out Miss Langley to investigate her business. He is a famous mystery author, and he is immediately taken with a mystery that Miss Langley needs solved. Someone is sending her memento mori, grief jewelry popular with the Victorians, making her feel threatened. A mystery and some romance ensue.

I enjoyed this book a lot. I liked Calista and Trent separately and
I'm mad. I feel completely ripped off!
This was so dang good, I couldn't wait to get back to it. You know that feeling, when you've got a good book waiting for you as soon as you take care of real life?

The mystery, which included stalking and serial killing in Victorian London, ended up being a melodramatic soap opera! The thing is, it didn't fall apart until the last 15% of the book. The last 3 or 4 chapters were just ridiculous, cramming a random bunch of murderous lunatics in at the last sec
Mar 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult, arcs, netgalley
The bones of the plot are good, and the characters qre interesting, but the relationships are not well developed. Additionally, the plot threads are too quickly wrapped up, and done with bad guy confessional speeches instead of the detective work that has been going on throughout the novel. This was a big letdown.

Fans of Quick's other novels may enjoy this new series, but I was hoping for more.
Apr 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love Amanda Quick and if you love her too, this novel will not disappoint. Her stories are definitely formulaic, but for me, her magic is in her characters (never perfect and usually a bit quirky, I suppose that is why I relate). Mind candy for me and quite delicious!
WTF Are You Reading?
This book is perfection!
Gothic darkness, Victorian sensibilities, and murder most foul!
I want to tell you more, but the publishing gods have decreed that I must keep mum...for now.
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Pseudonym of Jayne Ann Krentz

The author of over 40 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense, often with a psychic and paranormal twist, in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print.

She earned a B.A. in History from the Uni

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