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Murder at Half Moon Gate
Murder at Half Moon Gate | Andrea Penrose
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A wealthy lord who happens to be a brilliant scientist . . . an enigmatic young widow who secretly pens satirical cartoons . . . a violent killing disguised as a robbery . . . Nothing is as it seems in Regency London, especially when the Earl of Wrexford and Charlotte Sloane join forces to solve a shocking murder. When Lord Wrexford discovers the body of a gifted inventor in a dark London alley, he promptly alerts the watchman and lets the authorities handle the matter. But Wrexford soon finds himself drawn into the murder investigation when the inventors widow begs for his assistance, claiming the crime was not a random robbery. It seems her husbands designs for a revolutionary steam-powered engine went missing the night of his death. The plans could be worth a fortune . . . and very dangerous in the wrong hands. Joining Wrexford in his investigation is Charlotte Sloane, who uses the pseudonym A. J. Quill to publish her scathing political cartoons. Her extensive network of informants is critical for her work, but she doesnt mind tapping that same web of spies to track down an elusive killer. Each suspectfrom ambitious assistants to rich investors, and even the inventors widowis entwined in a maze of secrets and lies that leads Wrexford and Sloane down Londons most perilous stews and darkest alleyways. With danger lurking at every turn, the potent combination of Wrexfords analytical mind and Sloanes exacting intuition begins to unravel the twisted motivations behind the inventors death. But they are up against a cunning and deadly foea killer ready to strike again before they can recover the inventors priceless designs . . .
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Lynnsoprano
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It‘s been a long time since I read an ARC of the first in this series. This not only lives up to the potential of the first, but has me salivating for the third, which is out next week. Excellent characters, an intriguing whodunnit that kept me guessing for quite a while, and a unique concept. The early industrial revolution is the setting here, and the history is well researched. Definitely recommend. I love this gate we hiked through. ⬇️

Lynnsoprano It‘s from our trip to the Peak District in 2016. Too bad I don‘t have any photos of gates in London, the book‘s setting. 1w
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Love this photo! 7d
Lynnsoprano @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Thank you! We went on a self-guided walk that day and got lost. We turned what was supposed to be a 2-mile walk into a 7-mile hike 😂 I got some great pictures, however. 7d
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Serendipity, right?! 😰 7d
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Lynnsoprano
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I picked this up a couple days ago when it was a Kindle bargain. I read the first of this series pre-publication and loved it. It‘s also the only time I‘ve ever had an author respond to my Goodreads review 😄 I don‘t know how I lost track of this series, but looking forward to starting this today.

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robinb
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Anyone out there who has started this series with Murder on Black Swan Lane (which is also currently $2.99 on US Kindle), tagged is the second in series. The third is due out later this month.

My #whodunitthesequel friends might be interested in this second book as the first was my pick for the group.

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melissanorr
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Heading into a three day weekend but I need a break from Empire of Cotton. These two books came up on library hold so I think that's what I will start with. Now to decide between #cozymystery and #urbanfantasy

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Sharanya
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A fun follow up in this cozy regency mystery series. The plot was much more enjoyable, as the whodunnit was a little more difficult to suss out this time. I‘ll admit the science kind of went over me, but I didn‘t mind, because once again the characters stole the show. The witty banter between every single character, especially between Wexford & the Weasels, & their deepening relationships, was delightful, which made for an engrossing read. ★★★½

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Sharanya
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#currentlyreading | please let there be LOTS of Raven & Hawk in this one!

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ScientistSam
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Finally got the second Wrexford and Sloane mystery out from the library! I'd read the first as @robinb's choice for #whodunitthesequel and quite enjoyed that. This one was even better as the interaction amongst the characters has hit its stride.

MayJasper Sounds good 1y
robinb Totally agree @ScientistSam ! I loved the second one even more! ❤️😊 1y
ScientistSam @MayJasper it is! Though I'd read the first book in the series first - have you read it? 1y
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brennahawleycraig
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Another recent finish is this second book in a historical fiction murder series. 1800s London, a duke who is a gruff chemist, and a woman who secretly illustrates the town‘s most popular scathing illustrations. This was as enjoyable as the first! And here‘s our new deck. If only it weren‘t a million degrees out right now; we could enjoy it more!

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robinb
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This second entry in the Wrexford & Sloane mystery series is another winner! Enjoyed learning more about these two characters and watching their relationship develop. Greed, jealousy and the thirst for power all played a part in this plot involving the cutthroat business of securing patents on steam engine innovations. Very nicely done, and I‘m hoping this adventure will continue. 4/5⭐️

GypsyKat Oh yes! I read the first one as an arc last year and loved it! I didn‘t know this was out already! 2y
robinb @GypsyKat I just got it as an ARC from #NetGalley. It‘s due out March 27. I‘m enjoying the series! 👍 2y
GypsyKat @robinb Nice! 2y
kspenmoll Stacked! 2y
robinb Just heard from the author that she‘s signed to do at least two more in this series...yay! 2y
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robinb
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Thanks @GarthRanzz for giving Thursdays a little ❤️! And thanks for the tag @whatshesreadingnow ! 🤗

1. The tagged one I‘m currently reading
2. Rosamunde Pilcher for general fiction; C.S. Harris for historical mysteries. ❤️❤️ But the list is really endless...🤷🏻‍♀️
3. Overly used but “Never Judge A Book By Its Cover” (just had this reminder recently).
4. @Godmotherx5 , @Rachbb3 , @DGRachel , @BarbaraBB , @BookNAround

tammysue Yw! 💗 2y
GarthRanzz Thank you for participating! I‘m going to have to look up CS Harris stat! 2y
robinb @GarthRanzz My pleasure! C. S. Harris is a wonderful author who currently lives in New Orleans and writes the Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series (currently 13 of them). Hope you give them a try! 😊 2y
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GarthRanzz If the stories take place in Louisiana then I‘m definitely in! Thanks! 2y
robinb @GarthRanzz Actually they are set in Regency England (London, early 1800s)...one of my favorite periods to read about. 2y
GarthRanzz That‘s even better! I saw New Orleans and immediately started thinking of James Lee Burke (loved the Dave Robicheaux books). But the UK is where my heart is. 2y
robinb @GarthRanzz I sometimes think the UK is where my heart is as well. Lol And you‘ve just given me someone to look up...thanks! 👍🤣 2y
BarbaraBB Thank you for tagging me 💜 2y
robinb @BarbaraBB 👍🙌💚 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I‘m a cover judger! Lol 😂 a beautiful cover always gets me. 2y
robinb @ForeverNerdy totally me too! But I also tend to judge on not-so-great covers, and I‘ve found a few gems in those as well. You never know! 2y
robinb @ForeverNerdy 👍🙌🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
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robinb
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Up next, an ARC for the second in series following Murder on Black Swan Lane, which was my pick for #whodunitthesequel. For those in that group who have read it, if you enjoyed the first one, this one is due out March 27 or available as an ARC on #NetGalley. I‘m looking forward to it! 😊

Schlinkles Fun! Thanks for the heads up! 2y
robinb @Schlinkles 👍👍 2y
CatLass007 Thanks for the tag! 2y
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Ms_T Enjoy! 2y
robinb @CatLass007 You‘re welcome! 😊 2y
robinb @Ms_T thanks! 😊 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Looks good! 2y
ScientistSam Thanks for the heads up! 2y
robinb @ScientistSam you‘re welcome! 2y
robinb @ForeverNerdy I‘m enjoying it so far! 👍 2y
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