[Reading online A Virtuous Death] Ebook AUTHOR Christine Trent
Mily or an undertaker I can t tell After I finish this travesty I won t be reading any They are a complete waste of a won t be reading any They are a complete waste of a character in a terrible series Violet Harper has been roped into helping with another mystery at St James In this instalment we get of the very insular thinking ueen Victoria as well as Mr Brown We also get to meet several members of the royal familyThe has to be a bit of a suspension of disbelief surrounding the proximity that Violet and her husband have towards the royal family particularly at the end of the novelThe mystery was good but I don t find Violet the best investigator She blunders around uite a bit and should share her information with Scotland Yard as usually it pays off when she doesI do like how the mysteries aren t easy to figure out thoughMy one gripe is that I don t find the same connection with the other cast of characters that we found in the first novel Her husband is away again her daughter is in America Mary goes to find her wayward husband All of these interactions is what made the first story so engaging Now we ve had two novels with no Sam or Susanna really and only a bit of Mary I hope the next one has of Violet s friends and family around Although not my favorite in the series I still enjoyed the character of Violet and the fictionalization of ueen Victoria and their relationshipMy favorite parts of this series are the history of the time period and the history of funeral
*processesmourning i felt *I felt this title took way too much liberty with true Victorian culture and social etiuette Still fun I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and was so excited because I LOVE the Victorian era mysteries and female detectives And I was not at all disappointedNot only did Christine Trent write a fantastic fictional piece she used a lot of historically accurate practices events and namesHer knowledge of Victorian funerary practice is extremely morbid and descriptive The characters are very likeable the bad guys are the perfect amount of bad and the annoying drunkard psychic servant is perfectly writtenAt first I was disappointed because I thought the mystery solved by the end of Chapter 12 and I was like Well that was predictable and then BAM she hits you with Chapter 13 Perfect plot twistI will definitely be seeking out books by Christine Trent she may have ust made it onto my list of favourite authors. Atic young friends of the ueen’s daughter are dying mysteriously The deaths merely buttress the ueen’s enthusiasm for Mr Brown’s ominous talents Is Mr Brown an innocent court favorite or does he have a malevolent plan that involves both the ueen and Violet Or does Violet suspect the wrong man entire. ,
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S husband appears to have stayed out of s difficulties by "being in Wales investigating mining situation there This is another enjoyable "in Wales investigating the mining situation there This is another enjoyable of this series Violet certainly gets herself into interesting situations but she is a clever woman who manages with some luck to come out on top What is next Violet Violet HARPER UNDERTAKER IS STILL LIVING AT ST JAMES COURT undertaker is still living at St James Court the beck call of ueen Victoria Much to Violet s dismay she is summoned by the ueen to attend a spiritualist message session given by the ueen s Ghillie Mr Brown Mr Brown s tarot reading warns the ueen that there is death plots abounding that will be their undoing While attending the ueen Violet befriends both Princess Beatrice Princess Louise Princess Louise is involved with a group of aristocratic young women who are working against to abolish The Contagious Disease Acts 1864 66 69 When one of the young women in the group dies Princess Louise is convinced that her friend was murdered and sends Violet to attend to the remains When two young women of the group are found dead with similar symptoms Violet is forced to go to Scotland yard for help Aside I realize Violet is a professional undertaker and lacking medical experience but she seemed rather blas about the odd double bite marks found on each of the women s bodies In Wales Sam Harper Violets husband is witness to the Mold riots and the murder of a young housemaid Margaret Younghusband actual person killed in riot by indiscriminate shots fired by soldiers at the townspeople Margaret s 12 brother Reese Meredith fictional character for this book is so distraught ired by the murder of Margaret that he seeks revenge upon the Royal FamilyI thoroughly enjoyed this book and the stories therein The plot kept moving seemed credible and held my interest Oh dear lord this book It s written like a terrible romance novel with no romance I was unsure about the first book in this series the second gave me hope and this one I can t continue on The main character is an UNDERTAKER The author has made her into a sometime undertaker and full time investigator What The storyies would be compelling if written about victims written from the undertakers s POV but don t have her out there trying to figure out whodunnit that s ust stupidThe author s use of random German from Victoria is ridiculous Is this is a book about the Royal Fa. In the occult Undertaker Violet Harper is invited to attend one of Mr Brown’s readings during which he implies that Buckingham Palace will soon be shrouded in death’s dark veil Well acuainted with death Violet shrugs him off as a charlatan until his sinister divinations begin to prove trueThe aristocr. Really great story line no smuttiness and some thought Out Plot Twists A Great Read This Book Was Very plot twists A great read This was very with so many twists and turns that I had to keep taking breaks by reading another book There is a great deal of detail in Victorian funeral customs which was interesting There are many suspects and you are left wondering which one it could be until almost the very end when it becomes apparent I was entertained but the story moved very slowly which was frustrating at times How had she ust gone from royal undertaker to royal snoop uote from the bookWell not only have ueen Victoria and John Brown solicited Violet Harper s help in chasing down mysterious happenings at Buckingham Palace but Princess Louise has asked for her help with the death of a close friend Little does anyone know that it will not be the lastEveryone keeps secrets Mr Brown both the dead and the living uote from the bookThere is a wealth of historical detail within this novel which for me tends to enhance it I enjoy how these details are woven into a story I An Unsafe Haven just think too many of these details slowed this story down I also felt the transitions were too abrupt which didn t allow it to flow as well as it could have This time I figured out way before Violet who the murderer was There wasust one detail I couldn t figure out what had caused itOverall I am enjoying the series though this one has been the weakest so far for me The next book has me intrigued and I look forward to reading it So I ve recently been introduced to 2 series set in this time period that I m really enjoying Came across this series while looking around on The idea of a female undertaker in Victorian England was interesting so I gave this a shot The first 2 got mostly poor reviews but this one got much higher marks Shouldn t have bothered Didn t like Violet the Royal family and court were annoying as Hell and the story was Loving Lies (Summer Lovin, just really mediocre Won t bother to read further Violet Harper an undertaker is back in England and staying at St James Palace and at ueen Victoria s beck and call She is not uite sure how she did this but she is part of the ueen s spiritual uest to talk to dearly departed husband Prince Albert The group also includes John Brown a servant of whom the ueen has become uite fond Violet also gets involved with the deaths of some of Princess Louise s friends Sam Harper Violet. A gripping tale of vengeance inside the extraordinary world of ueen Victoria’s court this richly layered novel from Christine Trent will delight fans of historical mysteriesueen Victoria still mourning her late husband Prince Albert has found solace in John Brown an enigmatic palace servant who dabbles.