Murder on Black Swan Lane (A Wrexford & Sloane Mystery, #1) by Andrea Penrose

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The Earl of Wrexford possesses a brilliant scientific mind, but boredom and pride lead him to reckless behavior. He does not suffer fools gladly. So when pompous, pious Reverend Josiah Holworthy publicly condemns him for debauchery, Wrexford unsheathes his rapier-sharp wit and strikes back. As their war of words escalates, London’s most popular satirical cartoonist, A.J. Quill, skewers them both. But then the clergyman is found slain in a church—his face burned by chemicals, his throat slashed ear to ear—and Wrexford finds himself the chief suspect.



Title : Murder on Black Swan Lane (A Wrexford & Sloane Mystery, #1)
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ISBN : 1496710770
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 304 pages


Reviews


Linda rated it ★★★★★

August 20, 2017

The Earl of Wrexford was bored. Gambling and women offered little new excitement. Even his hypotheses and scientific experiments lacked immediate answers. And then he was accused of murder. Someone had set him up. It became a matter of expedience to solve the mystery. It gave him purpose which he...


Lyuda rated it ★★★☆☆

August 28, 2017

A decent murder mystery set in Regency London. It’s well written and I especially liked the female protagonist. As for the male character…he left me curiously incurious. As one of the reviewers mentioned, the author makes a strategic decision not to delve too deeply into the pasts of her protagoni...


Caz rated it ★★★★☆

June 28, 2017

I've given this a B+ at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars Murder on Black Swan Lane is the first book in a new series of Regency-era historical mysteries by Andrea Penrose (who also writes as Andrea Pickens and Cara Elliot), which sees a satirical cartoonist teaming up with a scientifically-minded earl to...


The Lit Bitch rated it ★★★★☆

July 07, 2017

4.5 stars While combing through the catalog of titles on Netgalley, I happened to come across this one and admittedly, was captivated by the cover. I am not really sure why, I mean it’s not like it’s really that new and eye catching….I feel like I’ve seen a ton of books with similar titles that I...


Teresa rated it ★★★★★

March 19, 2017

This is a murder mystery set in Regency times. It takes place in London from the mansions of Mayfair to some of the less salubrious quarters of that city. The Earl of Wrexford is another bored aristocrat but he has a brilliant mind and dabbles in scientific experiments. Charlotte Sloane is a bril...


Snooty1 rated it ★★★★☆

June 30, 2017

An historical mystery during the times of Regency England??? Sign me up! This is my first time reading Andrea Penrose and her writing is superb. I seriously felt like I was in England, with grime on my shoes and a chill in the air. Both the heroine and hero in this story are so much more than they...


Barbara rated it ★★★★★

May 21, 2017

Series: A Wrexford and Sloane Mystery #1 Publication Date: June 27, 2017 An impeccably written, exciting, intriguing, engrossingly tangled and twisted regency mystery. I couldn’t put it down once I started reading it. The characters are fully developed and deep with flaws and secrets I’m sure we’ll...


Patricia rated it ★★★★★

June 01, 2017

I love history and love mysteries and when it comes with a dose of historical science, I'm a happy camper. Andrea gives us all three, plus remarkable characterization. I'm really looking forward to the next one!


Barb in Maryland rated it ★★★★☆

July 05, 2017

Very entertaining start to a new series set in Regency England. I liked our hero, the Earl of Wrexford. Aside--why doesn't he have a name? Seriously! All we get is his title. Anyway, he's a research chemist who is all logic all the time. Emotions aren't scientific, don't you know. He also leads a v...


Patty rated it ★★★☆☆

May 31, 2017

A murder mystery set in Regency London, the first in a new series. The notorious Earl of Wrexford has been engaged in a long-running, very public argument with Reverend Josiah Holworthy, mostly conducted in letters published in various newspapers, over the role of science and religion. So when Ho...





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