Working at a herbal tea shop puts her on the radar of those who frequent the seaside resort town: Hollywood movers and shakers always in need of hangover cures and tonics. One such customer is Jake Truett, a recently widowed businessman in town for a therapeutic rest. But unbeknownst to Adelaide, his exhaustion is just a cover.
In Burning Cove, no one is who they seem. Behind facades of glamour and power hide drug dealers, gangsters and grifters. Into this make-believe world comes psychic to the stars Madame Zolanda. Adelaide and Jake know better than to fall for her kind of con. But when the medium becomes a victim of her own dire prediction and is killed, they're drawn into a murky world of duplicity and misdirection.
Neither Adelaide nor Jake can predict that in the shadowy underground they'll find connections to the woman Adelaide used to be - and uncover the spectre of a killer who's been real all along. In The Throne of Caesar, award-winning mystery author Steven Saylor turns to the most famous murder in history. Julius Caesar has been appointed Dictator for life by the Roman Senate. Having pardoned his remaining enemies and rewarded his friends, Caesar is now preparing to leave Rome with his army to fight the Parthian Empire.
Gordianus the Finder, after decades of investigating crimes and murders involving the powerful, has finally retired. But on the morning of March 10th, he's summoned to meet with Cicero and Caesar himself. Both have the same request - keep your ear to the ground, ask around, and find out if there are any conspiracies against Caesar's life.
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Caesar, however, has one other important matter to discuss - he is going to make Gordianus a Senator when he attends the next session on the 15th of March. With only four days left before he's made a Senator, Gordianus must dust off his old skills and see what conspiracy against Julius Caesar, if any, he can uncover.
Because the Ides of March are approaching Praise for Steven Saylor'A compelling storyteller, with a striking talent for historical reconstruction' Mary Beard'Saylor's scholarship is breathtaking and his writing enthrals' Ruth Rendell'The most reliably entertaining and well-researched novels about the ancient world [are] Steven Saylor's tales of the Roman proto-detective Gordianus the Finder.
The Throne of Caesar brings the series to a satisfying conclusion [and offers] a new, compelling perspective on familiar historic events' Sunday Times'Writing a detective story about one of the most famous murders in history is no easy feat, but Saylor carries it off with characteristic brilliance. For Ingrid Hoffmann the story of her sister's disappearance began in their first weeks in Southwest Africa Ingrid Hoffmann has always felt responsible for her sister Margarete and when their family moves to German Southwest Africa in , her anxieties only increase.
The casual racism that pervades the German community, the strange relationship between her parents and Baron von Ketz, from whom they bought their land, and the tension with the local tribes all culminate in tragedy when Baron von Ketz is savagely murdered.
Baroness von Ketz and their son, Emil, flee with the Hoffmanns as the Baron's attackers burn down the family's farm. Both families return to Berlin and Ingrid's concerns about Margarete are assuaged when she and Emil von Ketz become engaged on the eve of the First World War. But Margarete disappears on her wedding night at the von Ketz's country house.
The mystery of what happened to her sister haunts Ingrid, but as Europe descends into chaos, her hope of discovering the truth becomes ever more distant. After the war, in the midst of the revolution that brings down the Kaiser and wipes out the aristocracy that her family married into, Ingrid returns to the von Ketzes' crumbling estate determined to find out what really happened to her sister.
The Kern Secretarial Agency provides reliable professional services to its wealthy clientele, and Anne Clifton was one of the finest women in Ursula Kern's employ. But Miss Clifton has met an untimely end - and Ursula is convinced it was not due to natural causes. Archaeologist and adventurer Slater Roxton thinks Mrs. Kern is off her head to meddle in such dangerous business. Nevertheless, he seems sensible enough to Ursula, though she does find herself unnerved by his self-possession and unreadable green-gold eyes If this mysterious widowed beauty insists on stirring the pot, Slater intends to remain close by as they venture into the dark side of polite society.
Together they must reveal the identity of a killer-and to achieve their goal they may need to reveal their deepest secrets to each other as well One does not expect to be kidnapped on a London street in broad daylight. Yet Amity Doncaster barely escapes with her life after meeting a man in a black silk mask who whispers the most vile taunts and threats into her ear.
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Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. He lives in a small quirky town because his talent makes him more reclusive and he likes the energy of the area. One day Isabella Valdez comes to town. Isabella has a strange effect on Fallon. She gives him a sense of peace and connection. She declares herself his assistant and comes to work at the psychic detective agency that Fallon runs.
The two begin working together to solve mysteries that have obsessed Fallon for the entire Arcane Society series. This series deals with those who have paranormal talents. There is also an internal trilogy of books the Looking Glass Trilogy of which this is the first book in the trilogy. The Looking Glass Trilogy concerns mechanical inventions that can be used as paranormal weapons including a mirror. I have loved the character of Fallon since he was introduced.
He is surly and brilliant and antisocial. His talent separate him from others not only because he sees the world differently than other people but because people do not understand him and thus it is difficult for him to build good relationships. Isabella is a woman who have lived off the grid for her whole life because she has a family of conspiracy theorists who keep many secrets. Her life, however, is good preparation for a man such as Fallon.
Next to her family, Fallon feels normal and thus the two make a good pair. Isabella is also social and she builds a connection with others for Fallon. Fallon and Isabella are unusual characters but are a great pair. They balance one another and have a very engaging relationship. I also really like the townspeople of Scargill Cove who represent the west coast post hippie culture. The action in this story of quick and compelling. Krentz writes in a straightforward clean manner with short chapters where the action of the story is always moving forward.
There are multiple layers of plot that keep the reader guessing about the outcome. My only complaint is that there is a clear setup for another contemporary story that has not been written. That leaves the story somewhat unfinished with me. I keep hoping that Krentz will write a sequel and we will get to see more of Fallon and Isabella.
Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. She came across a tiny bit just a tiny bit like a cross between an insecure teenager and a eager to please puppy, always looking for a pat on the head and who needed to be told she was a "good girl, good girl". Other than that minor quirk, Isabelle and Fallon had great chemistry as is always the case with all characters that Ms.
Krentz writes, no matter which name she is writting under. Good enough story to read to the end - good action, semi-complex characters, and enough plot twists to draw you through to the finale. I had a Jayne Ann Krentz weekend - going through three books and working on a fourth now under her various pen names. As always, I find her an odd mix of "phoning in" a story and writing a story that pulls you in.
Sometimes the story grips you and sometimes you go "my, aren't we trying to be clever. Fallon Jones is a information networker psi called a strategy specialist in Krentz's worlds. He hooks up with someone raised by conspiracy theorists.
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I find Isabella's secondary powers unbelievable in how quickly people cave the minute she starts telling them what their fog is saying. Everyone reacts too positively - too quickly to her. But it is a high ranking psi-power so I guess that is an excuse. The story line scatters with different plots - but the information networker connects the dots eventually.
Fallon's power come across as too much or too little.
Very "deus ex machina" - the author has the powers work when she wants and doesn't when she needs to stretch things out some. I liked the story well enough, but the psi powers in this story kept throwing me out of the story because they didn't gel right for me. One person found this helpful. See all reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 2 months ago. Published 11 months ago. Published 1 year ago. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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