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The Carlswick Deception

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4.13  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Finalist, 2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards
Honorable Mention 2018 San Francisco Book Festival

Theft. Murder. Love Tested.

A priceless Shakespearean First Folio is stolen from an English manor house.

A man is dead.

Oxford student Stephanie Cooper is drawn into the dangerous criminal world of art theft when she meets attractive young detective Luke Spencer.

As her rock-star boyfrien
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Kindle Edition, 278 pages
Published August 2017 by Paperback Writer's Publishing
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Karen • The Book Return
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I received this book for free from Author (via YA Books Central) in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.'The Carlswick Deception' is a series of mystery/detective. Each novel can stand alone as back story is given about what happened previously in the series.

Stephanie is an art history student at Oxford. In the past she had an internship with the arts and antiques unit at S
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Milena Widdowson
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was delighted to be given an advance copy of The Carlswick Deception by S L Beaumont in return for an honest review. This is the forth in a contemporary, young adult mystery series and is just as original and engaging as the previous three books. Now, I am very aware that I am not the target audience and there are elements, which were too young for this 38-year-old, but I do love a good quality young adult book and The Carlswick Deception certainly didn’t disappoint.

Here is a little backgroun
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Billy Buttons
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
TITLE: The Carlswick Deception
AUTHOR: S L Beaumont
Star Rating: 4.5

‘A suspense-filled thriller, packed full of twists and turns. Highly recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf

REVIEW
I do enjoy a good thriller. I like them fast-paced, populated by strong, interesting characters, and, of course, it must have a twisting plot and a killer of an ending. I’m delighted to say The Carlswick Deception by S L Beaumont pretty much ticked every box.
So, let’s begin by discussing the plot. Basically, if follows a univ
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Belle
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Cath
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Steph, a young Oxford history student spent her recent summer holiday helping out a team from New Scotland Yard with an art theft case. She became known to a senior officer of the Yard who helped out when she got mixed up in a case concerning her rock-star boyfriend’s (James) older brother (Alex) in New York.

She is now back at university for her second year, when she gets a call from the officer asking if she could help out one of his team to navigate around Oxford. She thinks it will give her
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Morgan (youarethelibrarian)
Think Nancy Drew for an older audience!! I am super excited that more authors are diving into the YA mystery genre.

While this book can be read as a standalone, I wouldn't recommend it, as I felt I missed a lot of explanation in James' family dynamics and James and Stephanie's relationship. As it was, I couldn't understand what they saw in each other and felt they didn't have much chemistry in any department other than the physical. (Nothing explicit, just kissing and cuddling.) But I found myse
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Karen
Mar 20, 2019 rated it liked it
The Carlswick Mysteries are a series of young adult novels (THE CARLSWICK AFFAIR, THE CARLSWICK TREASURE, THE CARLSWICK CONSPIRACY, THE CARLSWICK DECEPTION and THE CARSLWICK MYTHOLOGY), this one being the fourth in the series. There is some back-story woven into each of the books to assist readers in not needing to start from the very beginning, although my advice would be to go back to the start as there appears to be a lot that's happened between Oxford student Stephanie Cooper and her rock-st ...more
Shannon
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have so much love for the Carlswick Mystery series, and The Carlswick Deception (Book 4 in the series) adds to that love. In the newest Carlswick book, we find Stephanie in college, while her boyfriend, James, is headed out on tour with his band. When a Shakespeare folio goes missing and a man is murdered, Stephanie is brought in to help the police look into the theft, working with Luke, the detective assigned to the case. Stephanie is, as always, a delightful character. She is driven and pass ...more
John
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
I liked the intrigue and mystery aspect of this fourth book of The Carlswick Mysteries by SL Beaumont. The reader could easily see all the fantastic sights and sounds of the cities and countries the characters of the story traveled through and/or lived in as the author was very enthusiastic in their descriptions. This was a great example of another way to employ a non-police person assisting the police to help try and solve the mysteries involving thefts and the murders that the author also spre ...more
Susan Foulkes
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is an interesting and well paced police procedural, and a standalone in the Carlswick series.

I haven't read the previous books so felt a little lost at times, I needed more background information.

The characters are both believable, and likeable, especially Steph, Luke, and James, although the latter appears mainly through phone calls and texts.

The various cities where the action takes place, Oxford, London, and Paris,are well described, and the unique atmosphere of each one really comes acr
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Beth
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Multiple mysteries abound in this British Nancy Drew goes to college tale. Thanks to a prior internship at Scotland Yard, Oxford art student Stephanie gets involved once again in a murder mystery involving a mysterious First Folio. While there aren't any big surprises, Stephanie's investigation and real life romantic woes are entertaining and keep the plot moving. Bonus points to Beaumont for naming her policemen Marks and Spencer!
Eveie Hickman
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced copy of this book, and have avidly read it since .
I was excited to reconnect a with the story again but was met with a different theme. Relationships and unsaid attractions rose to the fore, making for an interesting read. I feel that this series is not yet finished and look forward to reading the next book. Well dine.
Jackie
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Romance, theft and just the right amount of suspense to make a perfect book.
Roger
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
My first read from author S.L. Beaumont and we have a winner! Well written, fast paced, intriguing storyline. I can see me reading more from this author!
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SL Beaumont is the author of the young adult romantic mystery saga, The Carlswick Mysteries. She lives in beautiful New Zealand with her husband, three teenage sons and an enormous fluffy cat. Her passion for travel has seen her take many long haul flights from New Zealand. Her love of history helps determine the destination and the places she visits are a constant source of inspiration for her. S ...more