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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Deception by Gaslight by Kate Belli

I invariably end up midway in series and try hard to play catch up. In this case I start with the first in the Gilded Gotham series. 1888 New York City is full of its prejudices and traditions. Genevieve is an unusual case. Her family rich and part of the upper crust, fully support her journalistic ambitions - absolutely different to the rest of tradition encrusted New York society and she finds herself in the middle of the story of the decade. A modern day Robin Hood robbing from the rich and distributing to the poor. When a change in the scenario of murder enters the scene Genevieve begins to suspect that either Robin Hood has become a murderer as well, or there is someone working on the theme to get their own dirty work done. Meeting up with Daniel who is her first suspect of being Robin Hood, uncovers a world of corruption both in the mayor's office as well as with local police. Daniel in turn trying desperately to protect both Genevieve and a friend very dear to him, is caught in the middle of a gang war which erupts over both the corruption enquiries which makes a number of people uncomfortable and the quest to find Robin Hood by Genevieve. Well written, very descriptive of the era and setting which was a story in itself this was a very good read. Sent by Crooked Lane books courtesy of Netgalley, for an unbiased review.

3 comments:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Such an interesting time period!

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

I find the late 19th and early 20th century fascinating to read about in any kind of fiction.

Literary Feline said...

I want to read this one! I am glad you liked it.