From the Ashes
"...complex and teeming with life."
Atticus Riot took a bullet to his head the day his partner was killed. Three years later, Riot returns to San Francisco to put his ghosts to rest, but the abduction of an heiress snags his attention. Two ransom demands are delivered, and the husband of the abducted ...more
From the Ashes is Sabrina Flynns first published mystery and the first in what I hope will be a successful continuing series. First books in mystery series are always especially interesting to me, as in ...more
Admittedly I found the story a bit slow developing in the beginning, the premise of two abduction notes alone not as intriguing to me as they were to Riot. However the ...more
that was a movie in my mind!!
Narrator Sarah Mollo-Christensen
does a great job with the voices.
She even delivers the dry wit, dryly!!
Cleanish. Mild Foul Language.
Unknowingly he arrived with the plague. It was fitting, divine almost, for he had left with death on his heels, and now he was bringing an old companion home.
This is one of my "let's check online shops for free ebooks with covers that catch my eye" kind of read.
I had so much fun exploring Victorian era San Francisco with Atticus Riot. He is a (very vell dressed) private detective who spent the last couple of years overseas where he tried to recover emotionally and physically from a case gone
The only negative thing I can say about this book is that it had an end ...more
"Highly rated..." -OmniMystery News
She (Sabrina Flynn) has a great talent for writing characters who are complex and teeming with life. -Annelie Wendeberg, bestselling author of The Devils Grin
A wonderfully atmospheric story featuring a detective who deserves a second outing. -Amazon Reviewer
The main characters are intriguing and beguiling. -Amazon Reviewer
Don't start this one at midnight. -Amazon Reviewer
And sometimes it overwhelms our ability to believe. The late 1890s thru the early 1910 era was basically unreal, it was unbelievable to our modern minds. Detective agencies, corrupt powers that be, the Barbary Coast and Shanghai Lil are just the beginning of what was to come.
I enjoy Riot's company. The Ravenswood household offers a unique perspective into an era that blazed in glory and trembled before time. Soon the pipers would demand their pay.. and fall ...more
A great new series for any historical mystery fan, for sure!
A great read! Enjoyed the historical setting of San Francisco. I also liked the.characters, Atticus Riot and Tim and Bel. I hope there will be more of them from Sabrina Flynn. It reminds of some of the books by history professor, Louise Locke. She has written a series called "The Victorian Mysteries of San Francisco."
Of course it helps that I love the era and genre, historical detective novels. Atticus Riot is a wonderfully developed character. Weve obviously come in the rebirth end of ...more
I enjoyed the atypical heroine. The setting was a perfect match for her, making her exploits seem quite believable. The other characters were varied and their backstories intriguing. There was a good balance between ...more
Mysteries just aren't my thing though. I'll watch a TV show/movie, that's fine but when it comes to books I'm more likely not to enjoy them. And while I think Flynn does such a good job with details and story telling, I couldn't get into it.
The type of plot just wasn't for me. Will I continue reading the series? Maybe. I'm ...more
Not since reading Devil in the white city have I read a book and held my breath through chapters. The characters are ones that you can't wait to get to know better. I loved Tim. I loved all the plot twists, a strong female character who rescues herself but is willing to accept help too. I really felt like I was inside Riot's head in so many places, my "aha" moments were perfectly synchronized with his. I could go on, simply loved this book and can't wait to read more.
|Laurie R. King Vi...: From the Ashes by Sabrina Flynn - VBC February 2016||58||64||Mar 20, 2016 02:11PM|
She is the award-winning author of the epic ...more