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MOBI Õ DOC Circle Of Shadows 9780755372072 Á [Reading] ➶ Circle Of Shadows By Imogen Robertson – Death at the Carnival riddle ritual and murderShrove Tuesday 1784 While the nobility dance at a masked ball beautiful Lady Martesen is murdered Daniel Clode is found by her body his wrists slit and hi Death at tDeath at the Carnival riddle ritual and murderShrove Tuesday 1784 While the nobility dance at a masked ball beautiful Lady Martesen is murdered Daniel Clode is found by her body his wrists slit and his memories nightmarish What has he done? Harriet Westerma The blurb gives a good idea of the basics of the story This book so easily could have been subtitles 'A Tale of Love and Madness' Those two themes are the ideas are the foundation of the storyThere is physical love romantic loves love of country counter balanced with physical madness and political madness The mood and setting are very Gothic and appropriately creepy Oh yeah we also have alchemy in the background mixDaniel Clode and his wife Rachel are in Germany combining a wedding journey with a business trip Matters go really bad when Daniel is arrested He is first believed to have murdered Lady Martensen while insane he is found babbling incoherently over her corpse His wife and friends believe him innocent of course The local 'policeman' Krall has his doubts as well but that doesn't keep Daniel out of prison Harriet Westerman and Gabriel Crowther race from England to Germany to clear his name by finding the real killerThe intricately intertwined second plot involves political conspiracy complete with a secret society the Minervals hidden members and almost incomprehensible rhetoric They want to run Europe their way are they deluded? and how far are they willing to go to achieve their ends? The time is 1784 the American Revolution is concluded and the French Revolution is just a few years away; change is in the airOnce Mrs Westerman and Crowther arrive at the court the action really picks up murders Even if Daniel killed Lady Martensen he's now in prison and could not have killed the recent victims Is the connection between the victims personal or political or both? How many different people could want them dead? And how will their deaths affect the balance of power at the court?One of the many things I love about the author is that she assumes that her readers are bright enough to follow the intricate storyline If she mentions something then it will play a part in the resolution of the mystery so the reader needs to pay attentionThe secondary characters are marvelous and well developed especially Krall and Michaels nominally Mrs Westerman's coachman We also meet up with an old foe Manzerotti spy and opera singer extrordinaire His presence adds another twist to the story as he and Harriet have a very bad history between them Even the bit players are fleshed outAlthough this book is the 4th to feature Westerman and Crowther it can stand on its own The author does a very good job of interweaving enough back story without info dumpingso that a new reader should not feel lostThe epilogue of the book is wonderful and very settled While I would miss books featuring these characters if this one is the last one then I am well satisfiedps I am unwilling to admit how long it took me to figure out why the the Minervals all carriedwore something with an owl on it

MOBI ☆ Circle Of Shadows ´ Imogen Robertson

Must discover the truth no matter how horrific it is Does the answer lie with the alchemist seeking the elixir of life? With the automata makers in the Duke's fake rural idyll? Or in the poisonous lies oozing around the court as the elite strive for power? This is the fourth in a series of historical suspense novels by this author and it’s uite unusual It involves two sleuths who are British and here attempt to solve their first criminal mystery outside of England in Germany in 1782 Harriet Westerman is an intelligent fearless gal whose past history with murder has left some pain and a bit of shadow about her public image Gabriel Crowther is a bit of a recluse who speaks his mind at all times no matter how offensively it is taken but he is also bright and an anatomist fascinated with the scientific properties of the body for criminal analysis and healing as well Now they learn that a good friend Daniel Clode is accused of murdering Lady Martesen They immediately leave for the Duchy of Maulberg in GermanFirst they discovered that Daniel Clode has been acting like someone who is insane and then they are shocked to find that Lady Martesen was probably killed not by smothering as originally thought but by drowning But how can someone be drowned and have no sign of water anywhere on the clothing or body? Westerman and Crowther are surprised by the fairness of the investigation in Maulberg a place that is rather an enigma since it is ruled by an absolute dictator who allows them room for investigation perhaps with a slightly hidden financial motiveMeanwhile other characters such as the brilliant mathematician Pegel appear on the scene and discover the presence of a secret group that is euated with the Free Masons but is not anything like them in reality in fact the plot that begins to unfold turns out to be one that could change the face of European governments one country at a time and not in a healthy productive wayAs the murder took place during the annual Shrove Tuesday celebrations Daniel Clode was like all other celebrants wearing a mask one that is part of the plot to undo him as he will be executed if found guilty But there’s much to this mystery and the above summary is only a tad of all the clues that are gradually revealed with just the right amount of tension and intrigue including a notable amount of period description and detail that is very interesting as well as the investigationImogen Robertson is a talented writer who has penned a mystery others have compared to Anne Perry for detail and Tess Gerritsen for forensic evidence This reviewer couldn’t agree Mystery fans and historical fiction fans will love this novel for sure Very well done and highly recommended

Imogen Robertson ´ Circle Of Shadows KINDLE

Circle Of ShadowsN and Gabriel Crowther race to the Duchy of Maulberg to save Daniel from the executioner's axe There they find a capricious Duke on the point of marriage a court consumed by luxury and intrigue and a bitter enemy from the past After another cruel death they I really enjoyed the first three books in the series but this one just didn't work for me