Bishop Takes Knight
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 ...more
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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 ...more
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 ...more
Well done, Ms. Dean.
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 ...more
The characters are in ...more
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 ...more
“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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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.
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 !!
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?
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 ...more
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 ...more
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