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Murder in Thrall
by Anne Cleeland


Overview - From Anne Cleeland comes the first in a captivating new mystery series, following the perilous exploits of two Scotland Yard detectives as they track down London's most elusive killer. . .

First-year detective Kathleen Doyle and Chief Inspector Michael Sinclair, Lord Acton, are a most unlikely pair.  Read more...


 
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Overview
From Anne Cleeland comes the first in a captivating new mystery series, following the perilous exploits of two Scotland Yard detectives as they track down London's most elusive killer. . .

First-year detective Kathleen Doyle and Chief Inspector Michael Sinclair, Lord Acton, are a most unlikely pair. An Irish redhead of humble beginnings and modest means, Doyle is the antithesis of Acton, the British lord who has established himself as a brilliant but enigmatic figure with a knack for solving London's most high profile homicides. But Acton senses something exceptional beneath Doyle's awkward naivet and taps her to help him with his investigations. And her spot-on intuition is just what he needs to solve a chilling string of murders. . .

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780758287915
  • ISBN-10: 0758287917
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publish Date: July 2013
  • Page Count: 282

Series: Acton and Doyle Scotland Yard Mysteries

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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - General

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-06-24
  • Reviewer: Staff

More romance than mystery, this middling series kickoff from Cleeland (Tainted Angel) introduces aloof Scotland Yard Chief Insp. Michael Acton and the novice he has plucked from the ranks to assist him in homicide investigations, Constable Kathleen Doyle. Doyle has a “talent for sorting out the truth,” but her inexperience shows in such acts as entering a tack room in search of evidence in a horse trainer’s murder before a witness, allowing him to lock her in and escape. That error does nothing to lessen her in Acton’s eyes. Creepily, each chapter begins with his thoughts about his subordinate (e.g., “He was on a precipice, painful and pleasurable. He could sense she was not indifferent; he had only to risk it”). Risk it he does, and the focus on their burgeoning relationship puts the investigation into several murders, including one with a personal link, too much in the background. Agent: Jane Dystel, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. (Aug.)

 
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