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Felicity Carrol and the Murderous Menace

(Felicity Carrol Mystery #2)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  117 ratings  ·  89 reviews
Heiress and amateur detective Felicity Carrol makes a perilous journey to apprehend a notorious murderer who has terrorized Englandand now continues his vicious killing spree across the pond.

Felicity Carrol would rather be doing just about anything other than attending balls or seeking a husband. What she really wants to do is continue her work using the latest forensic
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Hardcover, 324 pages
Published February 10th 2020 by Crooked Lane Books
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Tahera
Felicity Carrol and the Murderous Menace is the second book in the Felicity Carrol series. Even though I haven't read the first book in the series, this book did not, in any way, make my understanding of the back story of the characters difficult. This particular book takes the character of Jack the Ripper and spins a fictional story around him where after his murderous rampage in London in 1888, he goes to Placer, Montana to continue with his grisly murders. Felicity Carrol is a British ...more
Blaine DeSantis
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for this free copy in return for an honest review. Well, another new author for me and another really good book! This is the 2nd book of the Felicity Carrol series and this one could go on for a long time! Great characters and a really good plot drive this well-written and fast paced book. I usually have about 4-5 books going at one time and this one quickly jumped to the fore. If you have not read the first book it is not necessary to enjoy this book, ...more
Alisa
Oct 05, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5☆
Felicity Carrol and the Murderous Menace is a historical murder mystery set just after 1888. After Jack the Ripper murders suddenly stopped in England it seems that he relocated to a town called Placer in the US,and so our main character, Felicity Carrol, travels there with her maid to investigate.
Overall I enjoyed this book. It's just that the little things here and there would annoy me a bit. For example, Felicity is supposed to be a very scientific minded person, yet the forensics itself
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Blaine DeSantis
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thanks to NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for this free copy in return for an honest review. Well, another new author for me and another really good book! This is the 2nd book of the Felicity Carrol series and this one could go on for a long time! Great characters and a really good plot drive this well-written and fast paced book. I usually have about 4-5 books going at one time and this one quickly jumped to the fore. If you have not read the first book it is not necessary to enjoy this book, ...more
Moonkiszt
Felicity Carrol and the Murderous Menace

This is a combination of history, mystery and Jack-the-Ripper horror a recipe for a very good read. Felicity is a WonderWoman type set in the 1880s, full of knowledge, moxie and a past to which many references are made. This is a second book in a series, and the first is not one I have read. . . .yet. Starting out in England, she meets up with an Inspector with who she has worked in the past. He encourages her to investigate his theory that Jack TR is not
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Aurialis
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
Note - I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Other than Jack the Ripper reference, the entire book could have been written in the modern times! Historical books are difficult to write, and when written, they require a lot of research. Unfortunately, this book clearly showed a lack of research.

Not only the setting seemed historically wonky, but so was the society and people (especially the heroine) that seemed to have time travelled from future into the past. From the
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Kathy
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
This is really not the style of book I am able to enjoy. I was granted advanced reader copy and thought it certainly sounded like it had potential. It features a proudly independent wizard of a woman, perfect in all her decisions, choices and actions and benevolent to anyone and everyone deserving. I did not read the first book in this series but references to not being loved, spoken to or appreciated by her father were liberally sprinkled throughout this second book. Wealthy father dies, ...more
Lucy Gardiner (luc_lostinbooks)
Felicity Carrol & murderous menace is the second book of a cozy Victorian mystery series which follows a young heiress who decides to uses her knowledge and skills to solve murders that Scotland Yard cannot.

I loved the main character she was a capable extremely likeable heroine with some good humour. I enjoyed the Victorian England setting, the description of clothes and the streets were clearly & simply described so it was easy to immerse yourself in the story.
Forensic details that
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The Kawaii Slartibartfast
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Loved this one! Felicity is such a great, feisty sleuth.
Is it anachronistic? Yes, but it's fiction and so much darn fun!
I loved the idea of The Ripper moving on and the book keeps you guessing who the villain is!
Marta Correia
*Thank you to the editor Crooked Lane Books for providing an e-ARC copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

"Felicity Carrol and the Murderous Menace" had quite a lot of potential. Among other aspects, it has an interesting premise, a setting with a possible clash of cultures and a character with room to be innovative and inspiring. This is what drew me in. A victorian era murder mystery with a female main character in the field of forensic science? Yes, please!

Unfortunately, I
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Kristen
I love this series!! It has quickly become a new favourite.

Book 2 was just as enjoyable as book 1, with Felicity having an opportunity to grow and investigate in a completely different environment, by going off to America. It was as much fun watching Felicity try to deal with people given her unorthodox lifestyle and behaviour in America as it was in England in the first book.

With book 2 Felicity has come into her own power, authority and money, which she uses freely to make things happen and
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Elyse
NetGalley ARC.

This is the second book in the new Felicity Carrol mystery series. I don't know how many there will be but I'm enjoying them. If you like Deanna Raybourn, Laura Joh Rowland, or Sherry Thomas's Victorian mysteries, Felicity is for you. This book has Felicity crossing the great Atlantic Ocean, and more than half of the continental United States!, in order to get to the bottom of another mystery: Jack the Ripper. At first I was like ugh really? Does every Victorian mystery have to
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Carol lowkey.bookish
Felicity Carrol and the Murderous Menace is a historical murder mystery set in the late 1880s. After Jack the Ripper murders suddenly stopped in England, similar murders crop up in a Montana mining town. Felicity Carrol is on the case and travels to the wild frontier town to investigate.

What I liked: I liked the original concept of the story and the idea that Jack the Ripper may have moved elsewhere and continued his killing spree. I liked the setting of a mining town in Montana because I am
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Bruin Mccon
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
You dont have to seek out the devil. He waits for you.

Felicity Carrol seeks Jack the Ripper in Felicity Carrol and the Murderous Menace, the second installment of the Victorian era detective series.

Felicity doesnt want to get married or live a life as a society lady. She uses her family fortune to finance her investigations into cases Scotland Yard cant solve.

In The Murderous Menace, she tracks Jack the Ripper to Montana. With a bit of romance, several false leads and a lot of drama, she still
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Ppcfransen
I had to start this book over. The first time I started reading it, I had to put it aside after about 25 pages because Felicitys many good deeds for her servants just annoyed me too much. And how did she get into university? Didnt she need the permission of her disapproving father?

Second time round - I just glossed over those points.

Felicity Carrol is a young woman of independent means. All her close relatives have died and she is now the owner of a rather successful company. A company she doesn
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Pamela
Jan 27, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In her second outing, a very wealthy Felicity Carrol continues giving Scotland Yard assistance in solving crimes that have stumped their detectives. When a madman begins his killing spree, Felicity wants in on the action even if it means traveling to the wilds of Montana.

This is a well-written book with an interesting strong woman as its main character. The plot of the book is multi-faceted and may have the reader turning pages into the late hours of the night. Marcantonio also gives us an
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Anne
Jan 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Felicity Carrol and the Murderous Menace
by Patricia Marcantonio
I requested this book months ago and now after finishing it, Im not sure what drew me to it. It is not my typical genre of reading. This book is a hypothetical extension of what happened to Jack the Ripper cases from Whitechapel, England in 1888.
I have read about these murders and the gruesomeness of the victims deaths. This being said I could not fathom a Lady of the time chasing this particular crime. The brutality of Jack the
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Robin Leslie Coxon
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Patricia Marcantonia has written a wonderful historical fiction story. The main character Felicity Carrol is a young woman who has strong abilities where even men of the time have failed. Well educated in many fields and the daughter of a well endowed family, she uses her talents to assist Scotland Yard with the murders of many women by Jack the Ripper. When this investigation drives her friend Inspector Jackson Davies to his sick bed , Felicity swears she will solve this mystery of who Jack the ...more
Mystica
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I like detective fiction set in this time frame and when this particular detective story was set in two countries - worlds apart in many ways it added interest to the story.

Felicity is an aristocrat. She does not conform to the manner in which young women of her era are supposed to behave, though she is every inch a lady. She is very well educated, very well versed in the martial arts and how to defend herself and does not faint away at the sight of blood. She now sets herself the task of
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Shohinee
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a portion of the review on my blog https://trails-of-tales.com

This is the 2nd book in the Felicity Carrol Mystery series. The plot is a complete stand alone. This particular mystery does not have anything wanting on account of being the continuation of the series. The protagonists background and a little snippets of her character journey has been provided across the story. You will not feel that you are missing something because you havent read the first book.

Though, the description of
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Jessi
It's the time of Jack the Ripper and, even though the man is mainly working in England, Inspector Jackson Davies has heard of a similar murder in Placer, Montana. So Felicity Carrol, heiress, scientist, and mystery-solver (as we are told in a giant info dump and repeatedly) decides to go to America to see if she can discover anything more about the murder there. And, in fact, she does discover who Jack the Ripper is but she is also injured. She also has a bit of romance with the local sheriff.
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Vontel
Mar 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Interesting plot twist at the end! A book that can be read at bedtime with no sleep disruption consequences, vs some thrillers, which often do.
Jasmine Linso
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Felicity Carrol and the Murderous Menace is the second book in the Felicity Carrol Mystery series which follows a young heiress turned amateur-detective as she uncovers the truth behind a series of grisly murders which claimed the lives of several prostitutes in England and America. With her remarkable photographic memory, strict adherence to logic and reason, and background on medicine and science, Felicity Carrol brings with her a fresh take on the infamous Jack-the-Ripper murders.

I usually
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Lizbeth
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
I received an advanced digital copy of this book from the author, publisher and Netgalley.com. Thanks to all for the opportunity to read and review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.

The premise was alluring enough, lady detective seeks out possible Jack the Ripper to bring him to justice. The book failed to deliver on so many levels, it was difficult to finish. Written ridiculously over the top in regards to character development and scenes, it took the suspension of disbelief
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Annie
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader.

Felicity Carrol and the Murderous Menace is the second book in a cozy mystery series by Patricia Marcantonio. Released 11th Feb 2020 by Crooked Lane Books, it's 324 pages and available in hardcover and ebook formats.

Despite being the second book in the series, it works well as a standalone. The author is adept at interweaving back-story and previous character development into the narrative fairly seamlessly. It is a period Victorian cozy with a
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Stephanie Dagg
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
We have a very likeable and interesting sleuth in Felicity Carrol. This frighteningly bright upper-class young lady wants to put her talents to good use, and not just be conveniently married off into a life of dull decorum. Shes down to earth, direct and determined. She bases her reasoning on facts and rationality, but despite this very serious, studious approach shes a lively, witty woman.
In this adventure shes in America, and her observations on the different way of life there from what shes
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Mary Steinbrink
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A great mystery that kept me guessing until the very end. The idea of Jack the Ripper going to another country was fascinating and I really enjoyed reading about the wild west!
Vicki
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I will start by saying that the characters in this book are way over the top. They are almost too much to be believed. At first, I was put off by it but then, I realized that it was meant to be that way.

I took it as a book that was like the first black and white movies, where the good guys were really good and the bad ones were horrible. Once I started looking at it from that point of view, I was able to relax and enjoy it as a bit of comedy mixed in with an interesting mystery.

Felicity is rich
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Fred
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Felicity Carrol and the Murderous Menace is the second book in the Felicity Carrol Mystery series.

Felicity has worked with Inspector Davies in the past and is surprised that she hasnt heard from in a while. When she gets a message from his mother asking her to come immediately to there flat. She finds Davies seriously ill, having spent excessive hours in pursuit of Jack the Ripper. As she is about to leave, Davies hands Felicity an article from the New York Times, that a colleague had given him,
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Susan
1889. Wealthy, brilliant and very well-educated Felicity Carrol wants nothing more than to use her prodigious intellect in solving crimes. Because there is no one better. So when her friend Inspector Jackson Davies of Scotland Yard tells her he believes that Jack the Ripper is back to his killing ways in Placer, Montana she decides to go.
I just didn't take to the character of Felicity. I felt she had no likeable characteristics and just too unbelievable. That combines with the style of writing
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Pseudonym for author Patricia Santos Marcantonio.

Patricia Santos Marcantonio comes from a family of storytellers.
They tell stories about their own past and traditions, tales about people they have met and things they have done, and all in a way that makes you want to keep listening and beg for more. Thats where she got her desire to write and tell stories of her own.
She earned a Bachelor of
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