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Deadly Engagement by Lucinda Brant
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really liked it
bookshelves: historical-mysteries, mysteries

In this current period of "social distancing," it's best to have large amounts of reading material on hand. (Not that my to-be-read pile has done anything but grow over the years.) Enter a Georgian historical mystery series!
This is the first in a series featuring Alec Halsey, the younger son of an Earl and a career diplomat. I really liked Alec as a character and the secondary characters around him were well-portrayed and interesting. The plot also dealt with some issues you don't typically read about in historical mysteries (no spoilers!) and dealt with them well, in historical context and with nuance. My only complaint is that the climax and ending of the book felt a little rushed. But that is a minor detail in a book that was well-researched with historical detail smoothly incorporated into the writing, an interesting plot, and lovely characters.
I have already bought the second book in the series. :)
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
March 11, 2020 – Finished Reading
March 12, 2020 – Shelved
March 12, 2020 – Shelved as: historical-mysteries
March 12, 2020 – Shelved as: mysteries

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