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Fortenot An Elderly Widow an lderly widow that her grandson s widow has been taken in by her new husband and that he has sent her to an insane asylum in an attempt to wrest away the Fortenot family fortune that his wife inherited when her first husband died It is up to Lilly and Cade to discover what is really going on in the Fortenot family Overall I mostly The Spirituality Revolution enjoyed THOUGH THIS BE MADNESS The case itself is interesting but with Lilly and Cade working as servants in the household it seems like the majority of their time is spent doing household chores instead of investigating They also have a ten year old boy helping them which seems a little farfetched Robbie Jenkins main role in the novel is to do things that the adults wouldn t be able to do but it s hard to wrap my head around the fact that the adults areven allowing a child no matter how precocious and street smart he is to help them out While the plot does drag at times other sections of the novel make up for it The case which seems almost mundane at first begins to take twists and turns There is a lot going on than a nefarious man trying to get his hands on his wife s former husband property and money The budding romance between Lilly and Cade is intriguing And former husband s and money The budding romance between Lilly and Cade is intriguing And s run in with Lilly s Comptia Cysa+ Cybersecurity Analyst Certification Bundle (Exam Cs0-001) ex husband also adds something to the novel Such a well thought out plot I didn t see the twist coming at all Once again Penny Richards has done a wonderful job of creating a story that feels realvokes true Economies and Cultures emotion and makes you want This well crafted historical mystery is the perfect read The characters are well drawn the setting is very good and the plot isxcellent Lilly Long is a Pinkerton agent and is assigned to her second case with another operative Cade McShane with whom she is not happy to be working The two work things out however as their case proceeds Th Penny Richards has again written a refreshing asy read story with well developed characters and interesting placesIn her second Pinkerton assignment former actress Lilly Long finds herself unwittingly paired with investigator Cade McShane in the guise of husband and wife Their assignment To find out why a member of the wealthy New Orleans Fontenot family was committed to an insane asylum by her second husbandIntrigue betrayal voodoo curses and murder will keep you guessing the outcome of this story just as much as you will be wondering the outcome of the impetuous relationship of Long and McShane Richard s fans will love this second installment of the Lilly Long mysteries and will look forward to the 3rd book Murder Will Speak Start with a young female rookie Pinkerton agent add a bit of a loose cannon male agent trying to redeem himself who has been instructed to teach her the ropes of being an agent while hopefully her presence keeps him out of Duct unbecoming to a Pinkerton a grief driven drunken brawl As if their forced partnership wasn t bad nough the agents must pose as husband and wife servants in the troubled household of a wealthy New Orleans family An acting challenge if Sadies Surrender (Oyster Harbor, ever there was one Thelderly matriarch of the Fortenot family is convinced her grandson s former widow has been unjustly committed to an insane asylum by. Urther trouble It is a partnership neither of them wants Throw in a precocious 10 year old orphan
knows way about the of the world than a 10 year old should know and hang on for the ride Thoroughly njoyed it I swear at times
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I Could Smell Food Cookingcould smell food cooking and hear the sounds of wagon wheels on brick streets along with the soft rich patois of southern Louisiana speech Though This Be Madness Book 2 in Penny Richards Lilly Long Pinkerton Agent series The first one was good this one is ven better Set in the 1880 s in New Orleans the location the details First Anthology even the backstory of the history swirling around the characters is lush and believable And if you areven vaguely familiar with the history of women s rights in this country you will find it deftly woven in to this story of greed perseverance and justice And a bit of simmering romance thrown in for spice I started this book yesterday and finished it this morning Yes people it is a big thumbs up of a read Having njoyed the first book about a Pinkerton detective Lilly Long I was delighted to read her further adventures In this book she goes to New Orleans with a fellow agent and they pretend to be domestic staff as they
try to discover why a doctor has had his wife committed to a mental home Theto discover why a doctor has had his wife committed to a mental home The with journalist Nellie Bly won t be lost on many readers but Lilly doesn t get herself committed She has a hard nough time because we see all the domestic work of a multi person household party and all We also Passage Through Crisis explore the personalities of Lilly her fellow agents and a helpful street lad who pretends to be her brother in law Good fun and always something happening I downloaded an ARC through Net Galley and Fresh Fiction This is an unbiased review This second book in the Lilly Long mysteries suffers a bit of a sopho slump Lilly is assigned to her second case but being that she s still pretty inexperienced as an operative William Pinkerton her boss decides that it would be best for all concerned if she were paired with an xperienced partner This is where Cade McShane comes in He was introduced in the first book as a formerly fired agent who is back on the payroll on a probationary basis The case involves investigating whether a doctor in New Orleans falsely committed his wealthy wife to an insane asylum in order to gain control of her inherited wealth So far so good The story hits a significant snag in momentum when as part of their undercover identities Lilly and Cade nter into the household service of the wealthy family in uestion It s an authorial choice that didn t really work in my opinion Both Cade and Lilly are kept far too busy doing domestic chores to The Road to Einsteins Relativity ever really get much sleuthing done and the story loses too much traction I still liked the book and plan to read the third book when Cade and Lilly travel to my home state of Texas for their next assignmen. Her second husband She believes the man is attempting to wrest the family fortune away from his new wife Soon behind the beautiful facade of the Fortenot mansion the detectives uncover secrets betrayal voodoo curses and murder Even as Lilly and Cade chafe against their roles they must work together toxpose the true villain of this tragedy before the hapless widow faces her final curtain call. .
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I was captivated by this book from the very beginning Once I began reading it "I couldn t put it down Penny Richards has spun uite a web with Though "couldn t put it down Penny Richards has spun uite a web with Though by Madness the second book in the Lilly Long Mystery series The complex characters of Lilly Long and Cade McShane Pinkerton detective agents were beautifully woven Richards is a talented author making me feel as if I were actually present in these scenes seeing what they saw smelling the wonderful Cajun dishes they ate and Black Boy experiences all the harrowing moments with Lilly and Cade This book is so historically accurate on many socialconomic and personal details Richards includes in this book I
Am Anxiously Awaiting The Nextanxiously awaiting the next in Richards Lilly Long Mysteries It helps that the first book in this series won the Texas Authors Best Historical Mystery of 2017 What an honor for Penny Richards and Lilly Long Disclaimer 1 I received an ARC of this book via a Goodreads giveaway Disclaimer 2 I have not read the first book in this series 35 stars Overall I njoyed this book I think it was fine that I had not read the first book of the series prior to reading the second book although I likely would have preferred going in order I generally do The book was not too xciting I would say it had mystery Maternity Bride (Silhouette Desire excitement romancetc in doses which I do not consider a knock just a matter of preferenceThe only thing that irked me somewhat and why I decided to round down rather than round up is that while Lilly Long is our main protagonist and we are constantly told that she is spunky and modern and taking care of herself Safe in My Arms etctc we get thrown lines like these Womanlike she was torn between anger that William thought she needed coddling and a purely feminine annoyance that Cade had no desire t 15 stars rounded up for seemingly good intentionsI have mixed thoughts about this series so far On one hand the books main characters seem to subscribe to good principles and most of them are likable to varying degrees On the other hand the author seems
to get a lot of pleasure out of subjecting the female charactersget a lot of pleasure out of subjecting the female characters horrific acts of violence brutality and Presunta colpevole everyday cruelty TWview spoilerThe book is full of rape gas lighting physical andmotional abuse forced drugging and poisoning of women hide spoiler THOUGH THIS BE MADNESS the second novel in the Lilly Long Mystery series begins almost immediately after AN UNTIMELY FROST leaves off Pinkerton detective Lilly Long has just wrapped up her first investigation for the agency and she barely has time to breath before she is sent off on an undercover operation in New Orleans along with her new partner Agent Cade McShane has been working for the Pinkertons for years and he is less than thrilled to be saddled with a young inexperienced female agent Lilly isn t very happy about the arrangement Poisoned Secrets (Murder and Mayhem eitherspecially since she and Cade will be posing as a marri. Shakespearean actress turned Pinkerton detective Lilly Long and her reluctant partner Cade McShane travel to New Orleans to save a young widow from a fate worse than death 1881 Chicago Assigned to her second case as a Pinkerton Lilly still needs to prove herself both as a novice detective and as a woman in a man s world Ordered to once again work with Lilly Cade needs to redeem himself for con.