45Book source Many thanks to Kensington for roviding a review copy in exchange For An Honest ReviewArabella Beaumont an honest reviewArabella Beaumont London s most infamous courtesan When an old friend turned enemy ends up
DEAD BY ARABELLA S MONOGRAMMED PAPER by Arabella s monogrammed aper letter opener the law is ready to arrest her as a murderess However her rich and highly titled Morir por un iPhone - Apple, Foxconn y las luchas de los trabajadores en China patron the Duke of Glendeen declares that Arabella will be remanded to his custody and therefore free to help with the investigation of her innocence of the murder that is and she does just that With help from two Bow Street Runners her sister Belinda a family friend and many others Arabella has only 3 weeks to find the real killer or she will be hanged for a murder she didn t commitThe writing for this story is a bit different than I m used to but it s not a bad different It s told mostly from Arabella s POV but there is a narrator at times Thelot is twisty the characters are wonderful and there is humor aplenty I uite enjoyed myself while I tried to figure out who killed Captain China Volume 1 poor Euphemia Ramsey I would definitely read about Arabella and her entourage Perhaps I was expecting something else and for that reason came away disappointed after reading this book but I found Death and the Courtesan too gimicky for me to enjoy I realize that when the main character is a courtesan one should expect a certain amount of sexual innuendos and double entendres but at times I felt the author was trying too hard to be cute The mystery came across as little than excuse for Arabella to admire a fine figure of a man and extol the advantages of being a courtesan The style the author chose to use mimicking earlier literary styles with chapter introductions telling. Pamela Christie’s sparkling historical mystery goes beyond the modest drawing rooms of Regency London in the company of the city’s most esteemed and scandalous courtesanSince the age of sixteen Arabella Beaumont has been happily employed as a highlyaid woman of leasure True respectable ladies of the ton would never deign to call at Lustings her delightf. Us that In which this that and the other thing happens came across as forced and uite unnecessary And though this is a relatively short book only 198 Private Elisha Stockwell, Jr., Sees The Civil War pages than once I felt boredom set in as Ilodded my way to the end of the mystery In fact at times I found myself starting to skip whole sections but I went back and read them in the hope that those sections would improve my appreciation of this STORY ALAS SUCH WAS NOT THE CASE I NEVER Alas such was not the case I never any sympathy or connection with any of the characters and will not be going out of my way to read any of Arabella s adventures If I want to read a mystery featuring a lady of dubious reputation
I ll stick to the India Black series DEATH AND THE COURTESAN by ll stick to the India Black series DEATH AND THE COURTESAN by Christie is an interesting Regency Historical Mystery 1 in her new Arabella Beaumont Mystery While this story starts out rather slow to me it does Past Lives, Future Lives pick up after a few chapters It is a rather uick read The characters seemed a bit feathered headed to me Not what you would usually find in a Courtesan story Does have mysteryand suspense Made no sense to me why Arabella Beaumont srotector a Dukewas not willing to save her from the Love with Every Beat police or a murder charge All it would have taken was for him to let theolice know he was with her on the night in uestionbut he did not want his fiance to know where he was or where he was spending his nights To me the story made courtesan s seem carelessemptied headedand rather dim witted While the story has an interesting CPA Australia - Advanced Taxation plot with aromise of an intriguing tale it liked depth to me Although I have seen some of these seems traits on Masterpiece TheatreI was not expecting it in this story I am not saying that DEATH AND THE COURTESAN was not an in. Ul home Then again Arabella has no desire to make dreary small talk and sip tea when she could be enjoying the company of amusing intelligent and extremely generous gentlemenBut while Arabella’s admirers are legion she also has enemies A aper knife stolen during one of her salons was discovered near the body of a former rival Arabella was entertaining her
REVIEW Death and the CourtesanTeresting readit just liked depth to me Arabella s sisterBelindais a total air headexcept for
Her Inventive Way To Catchinventive way to catch killer Arabella is apparently supporting her entire family her brothersister Belindaand her nephews While Belindais a courtesan herselfapparently this lifestyle runs in the familywhy would she need supportingI ask Anywaycheck out DEATH AND THE
COURTESAN And See What Youand see what you Maybe I was having a ask Anywaycheck out DEATH AND THE COURTESAN and see what you think Maybe I was having a daywhen I read this title Received for an honest review from the ublisherRATING 3HEAT RATING MILDREVIEWED BY AprilRReview courtesy of My Book Addiction and More I thoroughly enjoyed this book Love the author s ability to be funny as well as witty which is definitely not the same The mystery was interesting enough to carry me along and the characters were typically British which was uite fun to read Throw in a few naughty bits and it all comes out as a recipe for success Highly recommended So much fun This was a delightful romp through Regency London featuring Arabella a sprightly courtesan who has been framed for a murder It s a read that any good Regency courtesan would appreciate with Arcana Mundi plenty of tongue in cheek sexual innuendoes I ve read many Regency historical romances but none that are uite so naughty and few that are so witty I m a stickler for historical accuracy and this book satisfied in that regard Loved thelayful names Lady Ribbonhat and the name of Arabella s estate Lustings and the subtitles of the chapters for instance A Temple in the Tropics in which Arabella shares dessert with a Horny Pheasant and insults His royal Highness and the asides in which the narrator addresses the reader I am so looking forward to the next book in the serie. Ealthy benefactor on the night of the murder but the engaged duke can’t rovide the alibi she desperately needs It falls to Arabella and her resourceful sister Belinda to clear her good or at least innocent name Utilizing all the talents in her arsenal the irrepressible Miss Beaumont will endeavor to catch the real culprit before the hangman catches up to he. .