Deadly Engagement

  • Title: Deadly Engagement
  • Author: Lucinda Brant
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Deadly Engagement Spring Career diplomat Alec Halsey returns to London to the shocking news his estranged brother the Earl of Delvin has not only killed his friend in a duel but is engaged to the woman Alec hope
    Spring 1763 Career diplomat Alec Halsey returns to London to the shocking news his estranged brother, the Earl of Delvin, has not only killed his friend in a duel but is engaged to the woman Alec hoped to marry The dead man s mother wants Alec to investigate, so he reluctantly attends a weekend house party celebrating the engagement Houseguests get than they bargaiSpring 1763 Career diplomat Alec Halsey returns to London to the shocking news his estranged brother, the Earl of Delvin, has not only killed his friend in a duel but is engaged to the woman Alec hoped to marry The dead man s mother wants Alec to investigate, so he reluctantly attends a weekend house party celebrating the engagement Houseguests get than they bargained for when a lady s maid is murdered, the bride to be is attacked, and a guest is shot dead Uncovering a connection between these sinister acts and his brother s duel, Alec confronts a cruel twist of fate and why his brother will go to any lengths to ruin him in Polite Society.The Alec Halsey mysteries explore the darker side of Lucinda Brant s deliciously romantic 18th century world Along with her trademark wit and high drama there are deeper subplots and even quirkier characters that will have you shuddering and laughing in equal measure

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    About Lucinda Brant


    1. LUCINDA BRANT is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Georgian historical romances mysteries Her novels are described as from the Golden Age of romance with a modern voice , and heart wrenching drama with a happily ever after.Lucinda lives in the 18th Century most days heaven Her guilty pleasure is Pinterest where you can visualize Lucinda s Georgian world her novels pinterest lucindabrant Quizzing glass quill, into my sedan chair away The 1700s rock


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    1. Written October 11, 20155 Stars - A stunning good historical m/f "crimance"Full point from me for a fabulous audiobookA tempting blurb and some very promising and good reviews (see Mei's excellent 5 stars review a week ago) and another one based on the audiobook edition (Caz 4.5 stars).« ‘The Alec Halsey mysteries explore the darker side of Lucinda Brant’s deliciously romantic 18th century world. Along with her trademark wit and high drama there are deeper subplots and even quirkier charact [...]

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    2. I've given this an A- for narration and B+ for content at AudioGals, so that's 4.5 stars, but I've rounded it up to 5.It took me no more than five minutes of listening to this to know that in Alex Wyndham, Lucinda Brant had found the perfect narrator for her story. I saw a recent entry on her Facebook page that said she was very excited at having engaged him to narrate this, the first of her Alec Halsey series of mysteries set in Georgian England – and having heard him, I can now understand wh [...]

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    3. I was at the same time disguasted and fascinated by the life in the period Ms. Brant describes here!The story is very interesting and the mystery very mysterious! :)But what I appreciated most was the intrigue and stark lack of honour on one part and complete convinction of rightness on the other! What I mean that the aristocracy was convinced taht everything they did, however wrong morally or otherwise, was right, but at the same time convicted common people for the same without any pang of con [...]

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    4. That's me while I was reading this bookDeadly Engagement had all the elements of drama, murder(s), intrigue, scandal, second-chance romance, plot twists, violence and action, which helped me to get out my reading slump. Thank you, book. Few extra points you deserve for thatAm still not sure whether I got the revelations that came one after the other O.OAnd the ending seemed a bit abrupt and rushed to me. Still verdict3.65-pleasantly-surprising-mind-boggling-am-definitely-interested-to-read-more- [...]

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    5. whoa just whoaOk a) I read the audio version. b) I need to go back and read the written word. c) I need to learn to take character notes as I read. d) I have a HUGE crush on Alec Halsey and Alex Wyndham - that man / boy is mine. Please, if there is a lord, let this man narrate more books like this. Moving on. Basically, we have Alec who fancies himself in love??? with idiot Emily. Who is at best a child and whom (who?) Alec is using to assuage his want of Selina who he has some back history with [...]

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    6. February 4, 2016The ebook version of this wonderful mystery/romance is now 99¢ at , B&N, Kobo, and iBooks. Try it and you'll be hooked like me.January 1, 2016One of my five 2015 favorites on Romantic Historical Reviews. Please follow the link to see favorites from Caz, Wendy, Claudia, Natalie, Sara, and moi. Last year, I recommended Grace Burrowes’ entire Captive Hearts trilogy, as I could not pick a favorite from among them, and this year I find myself in a similar quandary. Lucinda Bran [...]

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    7. Narrator Alex Wyndham (is he also known as Richard Armitage?) brings an extra star. His performance is Pitch Perfect. I could listen to him all day.The best part of the story is the young red-headed valet, Tam, an apprentice-apothecary. But to steal a horse from the home of a duchess? Nah. He would have hung in 1763, Georgian England.I also enjoyed trying to guess what happened when Alec was born, and why his mother felt the need to write letters of confession before she died. But to me, this "c [...]

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    8. Deadly Engagement is primarily a murder mystery which also features a gently moving romance that does not detract from the devious and sinister goings on.Alec Halsey has returned from an overseas assignment with the Foreign Department after an eight month absence. A highly intelligent man left to make his way in the world, he is the second son of an earl who nevertheless revels in being allowed to be his own man. I found this description of him early in the story set the scene and firmly embedde [...]

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    9. For those of you that really enjoy C.S. Harris's Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series or the Captain Lacey series, you might enjoy Alec's books as well. The mystery was well plotted, I thought and much grittier with the way people could be cruel to one another in this timeframe. I did figure out who did it, but I enjoyed the ride along the way. Although Selena and Alec got on my nerves and why I only gave them a romantic thread. Strange thing was, is that peripheral scenes of smexy times was a bit m [...]

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    10. Nine months. It was not such a long time to wait. Nine months. Apart it would seem an eternity. But then she would come back to him and they would be married. Yes, the time would pass soon enough. To be continued

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    11. 4.5, voicing and story were both excellent. A great mystery, murder and intrigue. Loved it. So far a trilogy but I believe the author plans to continue the series.Alec Halsey, birth order and his place in nobility is a great story unto itself. But it's not the main driver of this novel. No, murder broken hearts and an excellent mystery. Alec is a diplomat by profession but his lineage is definitely a draw and a mystery. He has a keen intellect and a way of sorting through a quagmire of details t [...]

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    12. 4 February 2016If you have been thinking of trying this book narrated by the delectable Alex Wyndham, it is just $4.95 at Audible right now, or $1.99 if you already own the Kindle book. A great bargain for a great audiobook!You can read Wendy's five-star review at Romantic Historical Reviews.

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    13. As the front flap of the cover of this book states, this is a 'crimance' , "crime with lashings of romance". Alec Halsey, who is in the diplomatic corps of Georgian England, is the "second" son of the Duke of Delvin. He has just arrived home with marriage on his mind after eight months on the continent. He visits his godmother, a duchess, but Alec is concerned only with seeing her granddaughter. As the conversation goes forth, Alec discovers that the girl he wished to be his fiancée is betrothe [...]

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    14. Lucinda Brant has been a real find, and it proves the efficacy of giving away a book on Kindle because I have gone out and bought others by her.This book is a little different from the usual historical romance - she has called the genre "crimance". Think of the Richard and Rose books. I was drawn in by the whodunnit side of the book: was there more than one criminal running round? how were the crimes connected? I was uncertain till near the end, when the suspects were reduced to one. I liked the [...]

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    15. This is the first time I have read a book that said it was a Crimancebut I can't wait for another one. Deadly Engagement was true to its word. There was Romance mixed in with Crime. of these togetherhad me wondering on both counts.who would get together.d who was the bad guy. I could not put the book down. Looking forward to the next Alec Halsey book.Deadly Affair that will be out later this year. Lucinda Brant has a way with wordsd I can't seem to get enough of her writing!! AWESOME BOOK!!

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    16. I really enjoyed this, though I thought I was getting historical romance and what I actually got was a historical crime thriller with a little romance mixed in. It was quite a good surprise.The characterizations were well done, whether good or bad and the pacing kept the plot moving the whole book. The mystery was well developed and had a couple of surprise twists I wasn't expecting.And not the least of all *and honestly the reason I looked at this*, the gorgeous sound of Alex Wyndham reading an [...]

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    17. While the general storyline is interesting and the writing clear and entertaining, this beginning to a new historical mystery series just didn't quite hit the mark. The story seemed disjointed and suffered from too much melodrama. The characters - even Alec, the main character - seemed to be made up of their individual ideals and motivations rather than actual human feeling and whimsy. The ingredients for a really good book were there, but something went wrong when Brant threw them all in togeth [...]

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    18. I've been looking for a series similar to the Captain Lacey mysteries by Ashley Gardner for a while now. I thought this sounded promising. The story is very romantic and there's a fair bit of sexy to it but it also had characters that were engaging and a mystery that kept me interested. It's not what I typically read and I wasn't sure I was going to like it for a fair part of it but by the end I really did find it entertaining. I'm not sure that I will continue on with the series but I'd love to [...]

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    19. I teamed up with fellow blogger, Eileen Dandashi of Booktalk With Eileen to share our thoughts on Deadly Engagement. Carol: Deadly Engagement was a real departure for me because it is essentially a historical mystery with romantic elements rather than a historical romance. Having read/listened to several books in Lucinda Brant’s Roxton Family Saga series, which I absolutely loved, it didn’t take much for my friends to persuade me that I should read this series. What were your initial thought [...]

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    20. Kinda' MehSo, 27 reviewers mentioned this was a romance. At 33% I was wondering where the romance was to be found. Alec Halsey has been with Emily, the lady he hoped to propose to, and Selina the lady he DID propose to six years ago, and there wasn’t one thought of desire for either of them. Nothing that would make me believe this was a romance. Not to mention this book is boring as hell up to 33%.Yeah, and Lady Gervais was really, really slutty! Yuck! I didn’t like her at all. She just goes [...]

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    21. This gained a half star owing to some nice historical detail. It's a decent story; at least I kept reading, despite the fact that the writing was uneven. There are some awesome descriptions of people and settings, but way too much meandering dialogue and narrative. I skimmed a lot, so I probably missed a lot of clues, but still had the whodunit figured out early on.There were also some misused words (she couldn't BREATH), lots of pronoun antecedent issues (it was often hard to know which "he" wa [...]

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    22. When I opened this ebook, it was billed as a 'crimance.' Call me a word snob, but if I had seen that in the description, I never would have bothered reading it. What the heck is a crimance? But I can't really hold that against the author because I don't know who chose that word. It could have been her, but it could have been the editor, some PR person, or a random publishing exec. In any case, it's such a horrible word!But let's put that aside and talk about the story. Alec arrives back in Engla [...]

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    23. I really liked this mystery a lot, especially on audio, narrated by the yummy Alex Wyndham! Set in Georgian England, Alec Halsey returns to London - and the woman he intends to marry only to find out she's betrothed to his nasty brother, the Earl. Over the course of the book, we learn why Alec, who is actually the elder brother is not the Earl, why he never married the real woman he loved, and why he and his brother hate each others guts. We also meet lots of other people, friends, enemies, load [...]

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    24. I really enjoyed listening to this audio narrated by the wonderful Alex Wyndham. As others have said, it was almost like listening to a play being performed. His voices, even for the women, were excellent. But best of all was the sexy Alec Halsey oh my!! More mystery than romance but certainly had elements of romance in the story. Kind of a cliff hanger ending which means I'll have to purchase Deadly Affair if I want to see if Alec and Selina may actually get together.

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    25. Another well done book by LB. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    26. "I am so glad THAT'S over!" was my 1st thought after reading the last sentence of this story. This story started with a slap in the face and the pummeling continued until the last few pages. It was like a soap opera on caffeine. The angst was amped up too high for my taste with one of the most disagreeable, unlikeable antagonist's I've read in a long time. I'm quite sure that I will not continue reading the rest of the series as it's not "cozy" enough for me.

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    27. There are a lot of characters to keep straight in this book… Just to start, there’s Alec of noble birth, with a bit of a scandalous history, and recently returned to town. Selina is a widow, finally free from an abusive husband, and Alec’s true love (although Alec’s convinced himself he loves the young Emily). Things get more complicated when you add Alec’s brother and arch nemesis, and Emily’s betrothed, Edward to the mix. There are a dozen other characters, and not all high society [...]

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    28. An average historical crime romance.A career diplomat returns home, hoping to propose to a young woman he's in love with, only to discover that his brother is now her fiancée.He becomes involved in the investigation of the death of a young man killed by his brother, supposedly over his fiancée.A visit to a house party turns nasty with the murder of a maid and an attempted rape.All becomes clear at the end.Not an overly exciting book--certainly nowhere near quality the Sebastian St. Cyr nov [...]

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    29. I prefer my historical fiction to be accurate historically and leave the fiction to the plot and characters. I have always appreciated a heavily researched and accurate work of historical fiction; these books, after all, are fiction not fantasy. Deadly Engagement is FULL of factual errors, most notably; language, discourse and action COMPLETELY inappropriate for Georgian England. Oddly enough, I still enjoyed this awful little crimance, despites it's over whelming flaws. It's definitely a guilty [...]

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    30. Maybe even 4.5.Even though this book is classified by some as "romance," I would call it "historical mystery" with a romantic element. Not that the classification is that important, but I was surprised after reading it at that categorization.Mysteries abound--and elements of evidence for each are well-developed and exposed slowly over the course of the book. I found Alec Halsey and the wonderful narrator, Alexmeone, both very compelling.

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