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 Iso ...more
“From the Ashes” is Sabrina Flynn’s 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 i ...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 t ...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 Devil’s 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
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 gon
The only negative thing I can say about this book is that it had an end ...more
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! ...more
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." ...more
Of course it helps that I love the era and genre, historical detective novels. Atticus Riot is a wonderfully developed character. We’ve obviously come in the rebirth end of ...more
For all the action that takes place, the real story here--the story of Atticus Rio ...more
It's been a while since I've been ADDICTED to a series, and I have to say Ravenwood Mysteries delivers to the fullest extent!!! Author Sabrina Flynn gives a double-whammy of sass, magnetism, and vivacity in a 233 page novel. First in a seven book series, with the most current having come out in May of 2020, From the Ashes is a suspenseful, historical fiction novel that keeps transporting readers to a new ...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
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She is the award-winning author of the epic fa ...more