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I LIKED MOSTLY BECAUSE WITH Aliked mostly because with a of mysteries the main character is just dropped into
the middle of one with absolutely no preparation whatsoever There is also her daughter whomiddle of one with absolutely no preparation whatsoever There is also her daughter who dead though this happened a time before the present storyline Brenda s abusive murderous and altogether dislikable father has been released from prison and is stalking and threatening both of them on top of dealing with a jewel thief and murders This had all the aspects of an emotional ride as well as a mystery the only problem was like the mystery it was factual then emotionally engaging that is these things were just happening but with emotional blinders on a lot of the time The only thing that really kind of bothered me was this lack of deep emotional connection I m not saying I didn t connect with the characters I did it just lacked the depth of feeling I thought would fit especially with Pamela Rather opposite than what usually happens the beginning felt a bit rushed so that we could et to the present time in the book We re told that Pamela s daughter has died but we don t et the emotional punch of it that I ve come to expect from such tragedies I will admit it lacked some of the detailing I m normally fond of but this wasn t a big issue on my part because I thought the focus on the mystery aspect of the book was well done though I would ve liked a stronger historical aspect to the book beyond the Civil War carriages trains and Lizzie Borden The writing is a bit weird for me a little stilted like the author hadn t written in a while and is just beginning to stretch his fingers warming up so to speak but that wasn t a huge issue for me The other issue I had was that it felt like the author was trying to fit too much into one book Not *only was their a run down of several characters history there was Pamela * was their a run down of several characters history there was Pamela a detective working for Macy s Brenda s father out of prison threatening and at times attacking Pamela and Brenda it s never fully revealed what the Police planned to use him for or what will really happen to him will he et out of prison again Preston trying to Enchanting Baby (The Birth Place get Dennis Brenda. As to deal with a mare's nest of family problems mostlyenerated by Lydia's husband Henry Jennings the ruthless and unfaithful Copper King whose sole purpose in life is to become the richest man in America The climax comes at Broadmoar during Henry's 4th July. Death of a Robber BaronA Gilded Age MysteryCharles O BrienI
Receiveda complementary copy of this novel as a First reader I was not compensated for this reviewI really wanted Death of a Robber Baron was an interesting *and likable read i enjoyed it for the *likable read I enjoyed it for the part The two main characters were interesting and show promise though lacking an emotional feel in some parts other parts it came off well like with Preston s issues with what happened in the Civil war I really enjoyed the mystery aspect of the book because we Wild Nights with Her Wicked Boss got to follow Pamela and Mr Preston along as they set about solving the mysteries that pop up through the book we weren t just told what they did and how they came to their conclusions we saw it and see it from multiple perspectives usually Pamela or Preston s The only mystery related issue I had was that sometimes it just seemed to come a bit easy things clues and answers just fell neatly into their laps I did like that they kept their minds open about possibilities and didn t make snap uick judgments I also liked the open communication between Pamela and Prescott Prescott was an interesting fellow and made for aood friend boss and partner to Pamela though I admit I was expecting her to be partnered with her mentor Harry Miller whom I also liked His is an interesting history and I look forward to Midsummer Night (Lady Julia Grey, getting to know him Calm mild mannered intelligent and competent he and Pamela Thompson are rather alike in those aspects Both are sympathetic characters if not overly emotional most of the time in his case almost all of the time in hers Pamela Thompson is observant canny uick thinking intelligent sympathetic and likable She s also a widow left in rather severe financial straits after her husband committed suicide after suandering her fortune and embezzling from the bank where he worked leading to a whole different set of problems with the courts and the bank who thoughtthink she also had a hand in her husbands actions Sheoes to work for Mr Preston who both aided her before and represented her during her trial As a detective she ets a little training from Harry Miller some of which. Novice private investigator Pamela Thompson is hired by Lydia Jennings to investigate mismanagement at her palatial 'cottage' Broad Hall in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts Pamela discovers the butler living a double life at Lydia's expense Soon Pamela ,A COMPLEMENTARY COPY OF THIS NOVELComplementary Copy Of This Novel A First
free read ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB í Charles OBrienS father to stop Pamela working for Mrs Jennings on the *cryptic notes and oings on at her country home Preston s investigation regarding George Allen and wife *notes and Wild at Heart (Sons of Chance, goings on at her country home Preston s investigation regarding George Allen and wife Mr Jennings being murdered jewel thieves multiple affairs and secrets not to mention a possible romance blooming between Pamela and Preston Don tet me wrong it was put together rather well for the most part but it just seemed a lot to pack into one book and we didn t Lucy Carmichael get a lot of attention on some issues as we did on others which was bothood and bad on one hand it didn t take away from the main story on the other some uestions weren t fully explored or answered There were also some aspectscharacters that were introduced that didn t Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti go anywhere like Mr Williams NYPD Gloria and Mr Fisher they all had opportunity and promise to add some personalprofessional conflict but it didn t really develop beyond some snipping and aossip article Overall it was interesting and I enjoyed it for the most part I wasn t uite sure who the murderer was on either of the murders I suspected who it might be in Mr Jennings murder and I was right about who did the
fatal blow though I wasn t entirely sure about who else was involved I think there is promise to the seriesblow though I wasn t entirely sure about who else was involved I think there is promise to the series I ll be looking for the next one when it comes out 35 stars I really wanted to like this book than I did The story line and characters had so much potential but there wasn t enough development in the writing to make a truly excellent story The first f I was incredibly disappointed in this book not so much the storyline but the execution The words stodgy and old fashioned come to mind Granted it s a historical mystery but that doesn t mean the writing has to be so stilted The premise is excellent and I think the main character of Pamela has One-Click Buy great potential but it s never realized because of the out dated writing style When we first meet her it s the one year anniversary of her daughter s death She and her husband haverown apart in that time It Redeeming Claire gets worse when she discovers he s invested her trust fund and mortgaged the house in a losing scheme She finds that he s also embezzled from Party arandiose event that he personally orchestrates The next morning his body is found in his study Pamela's boss the lawyer Jeremiah Prescott joins her for the investigation Now they have to figure out from among the many suspects who killed Henry Jennings.