Reviews by lisapt
Enjoyable novel form an author who understands both science and scientists.
Wonderful mystery in the golden age of discovery. The wonders of the emerging scientific discoveries of 1901 serve as the murder weapon in this exciting mystery.
I just couldn't embrass the lifestyle presented in this book. I own my own business, so I hoped this book would give me some pointers I could use. Instead the book talked about how great it is to dump the nasty work of life on to the poor little people and other stuff I just don't want to do. I just don't think I'm wired to enjoy being a part of the new rich.
The author writes with great style and can add significance to the slightest thought or action. However, when every least little movement has a great weight attached to it, the story becomes, not epic, but ponderous. The ratio of angst to action in this novel is shameful. I barely got through it, but continued only because I want to see how this whole series ends. I'm glad there is only one more.
A fourtyish, overweight, and intellectual main female charter is a rare item indeed. How she works and solves this mystery is a treat to read. The other charters were clear and well developed as well. The mystery was well-paced and exciting. I've very much looking forward to reading the next in the series.