(BOOKS ☆ Though This be Madness) Author Penny Richards – cafe1919.org
Start with young female rookie Pinkerton gent dd Cambridge Modern History volumes 1-5 a bit of loose cannon male The Heart Of The Hawk (Book 1) agent trying to redeem himself who has been instructed to teach her the ropes of beingn Spices, Saints, and Saracens: The Egyptian Wanderings of a Dominican Friar, 1483 agent while hopefully her presence keeps him out of further trouble It is partnership neither of them wants Throw in precocious 10 year old orphan who knows way bout the ways of the world than Empire of the Waves: Voyage of the Moon Child a 10 year old should knownd hang on for the ride Thoroughly enjoyed it I swear The Object of Performance: The American Avant-Garde since 1970 at times I could smell food cooking beernd hear the sounds of wagon wheels on brick streets Of Mice and Men along with the soft rich patois of southern Louisiana speech Though This Be Madness Book 2 in Penny Richards Lilly Long Pinkerton Agent series The first one was good this one is even better Set in the 1880 s in New Orleans the location the details even the backstory of the history swirlinground the characters is lush nd believable And if you re even vaguely familiar with the history of women s rights in this country you will find it deftly woven in to this story of greed perseverance nd justice And bit of simmering romance thrown in for spice I started this book yesterday nd finished it this morning Yes people it is big thumbs up of read Such well thought out plot I didn t see the twist coming t ll Once Choice of the Cat again Penny Richards has done wonderful job of creating Three Cups of Deceit a story that feels real evokes true emotionnd makes you want Disclaimer 1 I received Sparrow Road an ARC of this book via Goodreads giveaway Disclaimer 2 I have not read the first book in this series 35 stars Overall I enjoyed this book I think it was fine that I had not read the first book of the series prior to reading the second book A Banner With a Strange Device: A Novel of Boston although I likely would have preferred going in order I generally do The book was not too exciting I would say it had mystery excitement romance etc in doses which I do not consider knock just matter of preferenceThe only thing that irked me somewhat nd why I decided to round down rather than round up is that while Lilly Long is our main protagonist nd we re constantly told that she is spunky Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World and modernnd taking care of herself etc etc we get thrown lines like these Womanlike she was torn between The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors anger that William thought she needed coddlingnd Yoga: The Art of Adjusting a purely femininennoyance that Cade had no desire to work with her Umm what Made ll the worse by the fact that these re written in third person omniscient The Neural Basis of Free Will and that one of the chief goals of the book is to say that Ms Long cannot be put into that kind of box Thank goodness there were not too many instances of theseIlso found the issue of view spoilerMs Long s ex husband Timothy Warner hide spoiler Having enjoyed the first book bout Pinkerton detective Lilly Long I was delighted to read her further dventures In this book she goes to New Orleans with fellow gent nd they pretend to be domestic staff Locked and Loaded (U.S. Marshals, as they try to discover why doctor has had his wife committed to Past Destinies a mental. Shakespeareanctress turned Pinkerton detective Lilly Long Travels: Collected Writings, 1950-1993 and her reluctant partner Cade McShane travel to New Orleans to save young widow from If Wishes Were Horses a fate worse than death 1881 Chicago Assigned to her second cases Pinkerton Lilly still needs to prove herself both s novice detective nd s woman in man s world Ordered to once gain work with Lilly Cade needs to redeem himself for con.
Home The similarity with journalist Nellie Bly won t be lost on many readers but Lilly doesn t get herself committed She has hard enough time because we see ll the domestic work of multi person household party nd Rainbow Brite: Starlite Saves the Day all Welso explore the personalities of Lilly her fellow A Social History of Modern Art, Volume 2: Art in an Age of Bonapartism, 1800-1815 agentsnd helpful street lad who pretends to be her brother in law Good fun nd lways something happening I downloaded n e ARC through Net Galley nd Fresh Fiction This is n unbiased review This well crafted historical mystery is the perfect read The characters The Unspeakable Mind are well drawn the setting is very goodnd the plot is excellent Lilly Long is Pinkerton gent Time and Philosophy: A History of Continental Thought and isssigned to her second case with Murder at Beechwood another operative Cade McShane with whom she is not happy to be working The two work things out howevers their case proceeds They lso take on homeless child who has been following Cade ever since Cade helped in the past The three of them prove to be great team when they solve the crimes using ll of their individual nd collective bilities I will definitely be reading from this Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space author 15 stars rounded up for seemingly good intentionsI have mixed thoughtsbout this series so far On one hand the books main characters seem to subscribe to good principles Revelations from Revelation (Mass Market) and most of themre likable to varying degrees On the other hand the Jane and the Stillroom Maid (Jane Austen Mysteries, author seems to get lot of pleasure out of subjecting the female characters to horrific Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil acts of violence brutalitynd everyday cruelty TWview spoilerThe book is full of rape gas lighting physical nd emotional buse forced drugging nd poisoning of women hide spoiler This second book in the Lilly Long mysteries suffers bit of Alien: Sea of Sorrows a sopho slump Lilly isssigned to her second case but being that she s still pretty inexperienced s n operative William Pinkerton her boss decides that it would be best for Judas of Nazareth: How the Greatest Teacher of First-Century Israel Was Replaced by a Literary Creation all concerned if she were paired withn experienced partner This is where Cade McShane comes in He was introduced in the first book s formerly fired gent who is back on the payroll on probationary basis The case involves investigating whether doctor in New Orleans falsely committed his wealthy wife to n insane sylum in order to gain control of her inherited wealth So far so good The story hits significant snag in momentum when Satellite as part of their undercover identities Lillynd Cade enter into the household service of the wealthy family in uestion It s n uthorial choice that didn t really work in my opinion Both Cade nd Lilly re kept far too busy doing domestic chores to ever really get much sleuthing done Makers and the story loses too much traction I still liked the booknd plan to read the third book when Cade The Heart Has Its Reasons and Lilly travel to my home state of Texas for their nextssignment Penny Richards has Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism again written refreshing easy read story with well developed characters nd interesting placesIn her second Pinkerton ssignment former ctress Lilly Long finds hers. Duct unbecoming to Pinkerton Kneller's Happy Campers a grief driven drunken brawl As if their forced partnership wasn t bad enough thegents must pose Haunted Houses For the Millions as husbandnd wife servants in the troubled household of wealthy New Orleans family An cting challenge if ever there was one The elderly matriarch of the Fortenot family is convinced her grandson s former widow has been unjustly committed to Reclaiming Love: Radical Relationships in a Complex World an insanesylum by.
Elf unwittingly paired with investigator Cade McShane in the THOUGH THIS BE MADNESS the second novel in the Lilly Long Mystery series begins Playing with Fire: How the Bible Ignites Change in Your Soul almost immediatelyfter AN UNTIMELY FROST leaves off Pinkerton detective Lilly Long has just wrapped up her first investigation for the The People's Songs: The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records agencynd she barely has time to breath before she is sent off on n undercover operation in New Orleans long with her new partner Agent Cade McShane has been working for the Pinkertons for years nd he is less than thrilled to be saddled with young inexperienced female The Dawn of Christmas agent Lilly isn t very happybout the rrangement either especially since she nd Cade will be posing s married couple while working s servants in the wealthy Fortenot household Mrs Fortenot n elderly widow believes that her grandson s widow has been taken in by her new husband Her Bear Twins and that he has sent her ton insane Bumps, Bruises and Bouncing Back: A Young Woman's Adventures into Womanhood asylum inn ttempt to wrest way the Fortenot family fortune that his wife inherited when her first husband died It is up to Lilly My Lady Viper (Tales From the Tudor Court, and Cade to discover what is really going on in the Fortenot family Overall I mostly enjoyed THOUGH THIS BE MADNESS The case itself is interesting but with Lillynd Cade working s servants in the household it seems like the majority of their time is spent doing household chores instead of investigating They lso have ten year old boy helping them which seems little farfetched Robbie Jenkins main role in the novel is to do things that the dults wouldn t be ble to do but it s hard to wrap my head round the fact that the dults re even llowing Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man a child no matter how precociousnd street smart he is to help them out While the plot does drag The Light in Our Houses at times other sections of the novel make up for it The case which seemslmost mundane t first begins to take twists nd turns There is lot going on than nefarious man trying to get his hands on his wife s former husband s property How to Get People to Do Stuff: The Psychology of Persuasion and money The budding romance between Lillynd Cade is intriguing And Cade s run in with Lilly s ex husband lso dds something to the novel I was captivated by this book from the very beginning Once I began reading it I couldn t put it down Penny Richards has spun uite web with Though This by Madness the second book in the Lilly Long Mystery series The complex characters of Lilly Long nd Cade McShane Pinkerton detective gents were beautifully woven Richards is talented Highland Hucow: Milking Marie author making me feels if I were Call the Fire Brigade: Fighting London's Fires actually present in these scenes seeing what they saw smelling the wonderful Cajun dishes theyte nd experiences ll the harrowing moments with Lilly nd Cade This book is so historically ccurate on many social economic Edward Keating and personal details Richards includes in this book Im Berlin på 8 kapitel anxiouslywaiting the next installment in Richards Lilly Long Mysteries It helps that the first book in this series won the Texas Authors Best Historical Mystery of 2017 What Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City an honor for Penny Richardsnd Lilly Long. Her second husband She believes the man is Shelley And Nonviolence attempting to wrest the family fortuneway from his new wife Soon behind the beautiful facade of the Fortenot mansion the detectives uncover secrets betrayal voodoo curses nd murder Even s Lilly Cross (Jack Taylor, and Cade chafegainst their roles they must work together to expose the true villain of this tragedy before the hapless widow faces her final curtain call.
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