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Bishop Takes Knight

(Redclaw Origins #1)

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  25 reviews
A gutsy heroine, a reluctant hero, a cute dog... and three rival shifter gangs on the hunt for mysterious artifacts. What could go wrong?

New York, 1955. Former socialite Henrietta ("Rhett") Bishop, destitute after her father gambles away the family fortune, takes a job at Redclaw Security. But Redclaw is no ordinary operation. Part detective firm and part enforcement age
Published September 8th 2019
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    Amanda Hupe
    "This paranormal romance has it all!"

    Check out my full review at:
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    Disgraced socialite Rhett Butler is at her wit's end. She needs a job where she can use her skills without her boss getting handsy. When she arrives at Redclaw Security for a job interview, she talks her way into an entry-level position. The first few weeks are pretty normal but all that changes, when Rhett takes down an intruder with claws while rummaging around in the files. Yes, claws. Once she’s briefed on Redclaw’s true business, they give her an assignment: bring in nuclear scientist Peter ...more
    Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
    BISHOP TAKES KNIGHT is the first book in the Redclaw Origins series. Now, I have read two books of the Redclaw Security series, and thoroughly enjoyed them. So I was intrigued by the thought of going back to see where it all began. I was NOT disappointed.

    This book takes you back to the 1950s, with socialites, and women trying to find their way into work now the men are back. There is so much glamour in this book. I loved it! The story is twisted and intriguing, with plenty of humour and wit to k
    Redclaw Security is a series that I have enjoyed reading very much. I was extremely excited to learn that there was a book coming out that was going to take me back to the beginning of this company and give me the roots of the organization. Bishop Takes Knight is the first book in the Redclaw Origins series and not only does it give insight into why the company came into creation but it also has a mystery thriller element that was quite suspenseful at times. The characters featured in this story ...more
    Catherine Stein
    Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    This book was utterly delightful from start to finish, and I am going to be raving about it to everyone I know, forever. Charming, snarky, and action-packed, with a sexy nerd hero and gutsy heroine. A historical urban-fantasy masterpiece. Can't wait to see where the series goes from here!
    Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: paranormal
    This author, people, is the only reason I still look at shifter romances. The only reason.

    I'm not terribly fond of shifter stories, you see. They're too often thinly veiled rape - or at best dubious consent - apologia, with the excuse that the 'alpha' male of the shifter pair has no control over his animal urge to conquer and possess the female. Well, excuse me if I fail to find the attraction in some dickhead jackass waving his primal urges in my face. I prefer characters to have a little more
    Meg Weglarz
    May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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    This book is a treat. I'd been in a reading slump, pulled this out of the TBR abyss and am so very glad that I did. Well written characters, delightful dialogue, good pacing and more importantly, well done plot. Well researched history of the mid-1950s - life, dress, cultural norms, all hit the right note.

    Well done, Ms. Dean.
    Jewel Hart
    Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    McKenna Dean’s gripping novel, Bishop Takes Knight, brings together elements of fantasy and romance to create a captivating story that is set in post-World War II America.

    It is the 1950s and Henrietta “Rhett” Bishop is struggling to make a living after her father’s death. Her father’s suicide results in the loss of Rhett’s social standing which leaves her with only one friend she can count on. While looking for employment to support herself, Rhett stumbles upon Redclaw Security where she begins
    Anne Barwell
    I loved the premise of this story, and picked up it after seeing it recommended by a friend. I’m so glad I did! It grabbed me from the first page and kept me hooked until the end. I love the mix of genres, and the tone of the narrative is fabulous, and very much sets the atmosphere of the time. It feels very real, yet tongue in cheek, which is very much at home for the 1950s, with a bit of social commentary thrown in especially in regard to women’s expected place in society.

    The characters are in
    Julie Embleton
    Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    In dire need of a job, Rhett Bishop worms her way into Redclaw Security where she soon discovers her office conceals supernatural mysteries.

    My favourite aspect of this great read by McKenna Dean is the 1950’s setting. A refreshing break from the norm, the backdrop and dialogue is such fun to read. Bishop’s new job proves brain-numbing from the start, but desperate for money now her father has left her penniless, she sucks it up and gets stuck in. The action is quick to arrive in this book, with
    Roxx Tarantini
    Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: thriller, paranormal
    A case of being in the wrong place at the right time!

    “Marriage is a contract one enters with good intentions. It helps if you like the other person involved, though.”  So said Em, during her lunch with Rhett; a lunch that would prove to be the catalyst for a drastic change in the trajectory of Rhett's life.

    It's clear once Rhett arrives in the Redclaw offices that something is off.   Hired despite the fact that she'd shown up for her interview at the wrong place, a place that had no intention o
    Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Henrietta “Rhett” Bishop has been trying to get through one day at a time. Getting a job at Redclaw Security might mean the difference between eating or going hungry. She’s determined to ace the interview one way or another.

    Dangerous artifacts and even more dangerous people are just one part of the job at Redclaw. If she wants to keep her job and her life, she needs to be ready for anything.

    Men who change into wolves and bears, a tiny terrifying terrier, and the world's strangest and most loya
    Susan C
    Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Clever, enjoyable book.

    McKenna Dean delivers a delightful, clever and unique read with Bishop Takes Knight. Shifters, tech beyond its time and interesting twists and turns make this story of Rhett (Henrietta), an independent woman (gasp) in the 1950’s and Knight, a genius not quite recovered from the loss of his wife, as they go after “artifacts” while dodging bad guys. Ray guns, mechanical spiders, ruby slippers and a dog with “unique abilities “ make this such an enjoyable read. Dean’s style o
    Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Peggy Carter meets Q in a world of Shifters

    What more do you need to know? Rhett is capable, witty, and very smart. Peter is English, dapper, clever and dry. The banter is excellent, the world-building superb and the story itself fresh, fun and exciting.

    I enjoyed this very much, in case you can't tell.
    Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I enjoyed this book a lot.

    The author has written this very well and kept me gripped from start till finish.

    The plot and storyline is very original and intriguing. Its action-packed and exciting.

    I love the characters and their development in the story is very riveting to read.
    InD'tale Magazine
    This paranormal romance has it all! This book breaks the reader’s heart when it ends.

    Read full review in the 2019 December issue of InD'tale Magazine.
    Jennifer Halloway ong
    Loved it ❤️

    This book has mystery , action and the hint of a romance between Rhett and Peter . You couldn’t guess what would happen next there were lots of plot twists . I’m so glad this is a series I can’t wait to read the next installment !!
    Deanna Stanley
    Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

    I looked the characters and cheered Rhett's determination too be independent desire the social pressures of the 1950s. There story was well paved and interesting, and the author didn't rush the romance angle. And there's a dog! How can you not love a story work a dog?
    Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Totally intriguing, with plenty of humour and wit. Lots of twists and turns will keep you turning those pages. Well written and some some awesome characters. Set in the 1950s this is a tale well worth reading.
    This book is before the first book ( The Panther’s Lost Princess ....Redclaw Security book 1) It tells of how the Rhett finds out that it’s more than “just” a detective/security firm.
    Rhett has been a social outcast and has been ever since her father lost the family fortune, (well he didn’t really lose it, he was laundering money, and when found out, he committed suicide) and other jobs haven’t lasted long, so she needs this and will type all day long if she has to.
    Rhett (or Henrietta) comes to
    Mona williams
    Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    this book was really great ! the cover threw me off. she has to get a job after her father loses the money. this place is not as it seems. her first job is to find a man. only now both there lives are in danger. read to find out what happens.
    Wanda Foss Osepowicz
    Great story. Could not put down once I started reading it.
    Barbara Strickland
    Very appealing start to the series

    This was a wonderful read. It had originality, humour, tension and a very nice twist to shapeshifter reading.
    I loved the characters. She is what I would love to be, someone that finds the courage when needed to do things even things she doesn’t quite understand. He is reluctant, moody, and tortured but has enormous pull.
    There is a delightful vintage feel from cover to each word on the page. I can’t wait for the next book for all the right reasons - the plot its
    What a great story! This shows the origin of the Redclaw Agency in the 1950's, working to protect and conceal shifters from the unknowing public. There are also alien gizmos, a kickass heroine, a brooding love interest, and a whole lot of strange and wonderful co-workers. I'm not much for shifter stories, but this is pretty well grounded in reality, with honorable and courageous people trying to do the right thing. The minor arc of this story ended just fine, but I'm really looking forward to re ...more
    Crystal Galloway
    Not what I was expecting

    Thia book was definitely not what I was expecting. Very interesting and different. Thought I enjoyed it. Take time to read
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