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ISBN: 006144748X
Author: Caro Peacock
Language: English
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (January 27, 2009)
Pages: 320
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 453
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Caro Peacock's A Dangerous Affair: A Novel of Victorian England is an advanced reader's copy I received through the HarperCollins First Look program and will be published by HarperCollins' Avon imprint in early February 2009.

Caro Peacock's A Dangerous Affair: A Novel of Victorian England is an advanced reader's copy I received through the HarperCollins First Look program and will be published by HarperCollins' Avon imprint in early February 2009. A Dangerous Affair is the sequel to A Foreign Affair and picks up with Liberty Lane right after the passing of her father. Her brother is away working with the East India Trading Company, and Liberty is left to earn her way in London as a music tutor.

Caro Peacock, the acclaimed author of A Foreign Affair, once again ingeniously blends history, suspense, and adventure and returns an endearing and exceptional heroine to the fictional fold. In Victoria's England, there are perilous intrigues a proper young lady would do well to avoid. Liberty Lane, still in her early twenties, is doing her best to make a new life for herself in London after being bruised by loss and treachery.

A remarkable debut novel rich in atmosphere, color, and suspense, Caro Peacock's A Foreign Affair is an irresistible blend of history, adventure, and ingenious invention that brings an extraordinary new writer and a truly endearing and unforgettable heroine to the literary stage. Queen Victoria, barely eighteen, has just ascended to the throne of England, and a young woman named Liberty Lane has just had her first taste of true sorrow. Refusing to accept that her gentle, peace-loving father has been killed fighting a duel, she vows to see justice done.

The trail she follows is a twisting and dangerous one, leading the spirited young Englishwoman into an intricate weave of conspiracy

The trail she follows is a twisting and dangerous one, leading the spirited young Englishwoman into an intricate weave of conspiracy.

THE PATH OF THE WICKED The latest Liberty Lane adventure. ISBN: 978 0 00 724421 8 Paperback publication: Death of a Dancer is published in the USA by AVON under the title A DANGEROUS AFFAIR. Liberty Lane's debut in the summer of 1837. Jack Picton is likely to be hanged, and most people think he deserves it. He's a rebel, an arsonist, a neglectful son. The question of whether he really did bludgeon a governess to death with a lump of iron is almost beside the point. Even private investigator Liberty Lane - who usually goes out of her way to help the under-dog - is reluctant to take up his case.

Did young Jack Picton, a known rebel and political agitator, kill governess Mary Marsh? Liberty Lane has left London for Cheltenham to find out, sharing the magistrate's doubts. He is, however, hiding something. Private investigator Liberty Lane faces the most challenging case of her career in this absorbing mystery. But she is about to find herself plunged into a highly dangerous game involving blackmail, treachery, espionage – and cold-blooded murder.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. On a mission to read all her books this year. Beatriz Williams is a very talented writer but I just didn’t care for the premise of A Certain Age. Not to mention the fact that I didn’t like any of the. Caro Peacock, the acclaimed author of A Foreign Affair, once again ingeniously blends history. Best Series Historical Fiction Book Outlet Good Books Books Online Great Books.

Caro Peacock, the acclaimed author of A Foreign Affair, once again ingeniously blends history, suspense, and adventure and returns an endearing and exceptional heroine to the fictional fold.

In Victoria's England, there are perilous intrigues a proper young lady would do well to avoid . . .

Liberty Lane, still in her early twenties, is doing her best to make a new life for herself in London after being bruised by loss and treachery. But there's no chance for her to settle down as a conventional young lady. First, a disturbingly attractive young politician, Benjamin Disraeli, wants her to use her contacts in the theatre world to find out more about a prima ballerina with a notorious love life called Columbine. He hints that some important interests may be at stake. Then Columbine is murdered in her dressing room, after an on-stage brawl with a younger and less successful dancer, who becomes prime suspect. Liberty is at the center of the investigation because one of her dearest friends, Daniel Suter, is convinced of the girl's innocence and will put his own neck in danger to save her. Liberty's determination to save them from the gallows leads her from the upper reaches of the aristocracy to some of London's lowlife haunts, posing the question: How far would you go to save a friend?

Comments:

Kadar
Great book good author
Goltikree
I love this series of crime thrillers that is set in early Victorian England. The period detail adds another layer to the mystery and Liberty Lane makes for a very likable heroine. These books are quick reads, but once one tale ends Caro Peacock offers you the next adventure for Liberty and her friends with her follow up books.
My only negative comment for Amazon is the confusion with book titles coming from the UK, as very few publishers agree on a book title. This is the case with Miss Peacocks books, A Foreign Affair is Death at Dawn in the UK, A Dangerous Affair is Death of a Dancer, A Family Affair is A Corpse in Shining Armour. She will have another book out here in the USA in November and that book will have only one title for both markets. Enjoy!
Shaktiktilar
A Dangerous Affair is the same book as Death of a Dancer (Liberty Lane #2). It's a good read with a lot of atmosphere. I like Liberty; she is a woman of her times (1837ish) but she makes the limitations of her era work for her. Mr. Benjamin Disraeli also appears as a supporting character. The author has placed an essay in the back of the US edition explaining why she made the treatment choices she made. I would recommend the whole series.
hulk
In this historical mystery novel, Liberty Lane must solve the puzzling murder of a famous dancer in order to save her best friend's sanity and his beloved's life. The story unfolds in Victorian London, and the book is filled with realistic period details and even a few cameo appearances by historical figures (including Benjamin Disraeli). In one scene, Liberty describes the contents of a produce basket received by a typical Victorian family from the family's country estate:
"Like many families in town, the Talbots had produce sent to them regularly .... I knelt down beside [Mrs. Talbot] and helped as she lifted treasure after treasure from the hamper, unswathing them from snow-white napkins: pork pies ornamented with pastry cutouts of leaves and roses, and glazed so brightly they reflected the light; rich fruitcakes with their tops cracking to show insides packed with raisins and cherries; almond tarts and spiced biscuits. ... Four huge hams wrapped in muslin took up the corners of the hamper. ... [E]ven at this time of year there were still apples, wrinkled but sweet-smelling, and a few pears. A deep bed of straw cradled jars of jam and chutney."

Clearly, Peacock has done her research, and this novel's richly imagined setting is what elevates this book over more typical murder mysteries. This book's other advantages include a plucky, likeable protagonist and a well-crafted--and very easy to follow--plot. This isn't highbrow literature, but adult and teenaged fans of mysteries will enjoy A Dangerous Affair.
Leceri
In his thirties recently elected to Parliament,"watch dog" Benjamin Disraeli offers Liberty Lane a fee to spy on dancer Columbine, whose disreputable behavior could lead to a nasty highly publicized scandal. Needing the money, Liberty reluctantly agrees. However, someone poisons Columbine with the London police leaning towards rival dancer Jenny as the prime suspect as she and the deceased had a public dispute.

Liberty thinks otherwise, but there is mounting pressure to execute Jenny, already convicted by the public, the media, and the cops, for the murder. To prevent a double injustice of the wrong person being hung while the real killer is free, Liberty investigates ably assisted by Amos the groom. They begin to unravel a series of murky deceptions in which the influential and the downtrodden are tied together in secrecy.

The sequel to A FOREIGN AFFAIR is a terrific early Victorian whodunit that uses real historical persons to anchor time and place. Liberty is an intelligent sleuth and her sidekick Amos serves as a sort of Watson. The mystery is cleverly devised with fabulous plausible spins and misdirections as Caro peacock furbishes an entertaining early nineteenth century investigative tale.

Harriet Klausner
BORZOTA
I went into "A Dangerous Affair" cold, not having read "A Foreign Affair." As such, I have to admit that reading the sequel without having read the original novel may in fact have had a negative impact on my reading.

"A Dangerous Affair" is sweet enough as a young adult novel, but I found it wanting in several ways; Peacock's plot is unoriginal, and her characters are often 2-dimensional. As a student of literature and a Victorian enthusiast I held high hopes for Peacock's novel, and was largely disappointed.

However, I would certainly recommend the book for high school students, especially those that can be difficult to engage.
Faulkree
This book is a fun read - but NB warning above, and make sure you're not duped into buying it twice!

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