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Barbara Cleverly

3.64 of 5 Votes: 4
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Books by Barbara Cleverly
The Blood Royal (2011)
3.56 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This was a 2.75 star book. The British setting and charming young constable Lily Wentworth made it enjoyable as did the historic references to the late Russian czars family and to the Fenian movement. I found the budding relationship between Joe Sanidlands and Lily charming, but ...
Not My Blood (2012)
3.69 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I always like Cleverly's mysteries (love her name too, for that matter). This one takes place 12 or 13 years after the last one I read (which was the one written immediately before this one also - interesting). It tackles a tricky and horrifying topic - the "popularity" of the ...
A Spider in the Cup (2013)
3.29 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Stunningly promising (FDR! International Intrigue!), but turns out overwritten and tedious; “Say—am I boring you? Stay awake now!” p. 158. More than a bit confusing, too. Is it the TVA or the gold standard that the congressman is supposed to “fix” for the bad guys? Or neither? T...
Strange Images of Death (2010)
3.68 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This is the latest in a series, which began set in India during the Raj but whose hero (and trust me, dashing doesn't begin to get it across!) has now returned to England and France. I have to say that I enjoyed the India ones more; this is probably my favorite of the ones set i...
Spider in the Cup (2014)
3.29 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Sometimes I think that Cleverly doesn't know whether to be a mystery writer or an historian.This particular book was not my favorite. Often her writing is hazy and unclear -- she leaves you to fill in blanks which can be pretty easy when you are reading a fairly lightweight myste...
Bright Hair About the Bone (2008)
3.27 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: A disappointing volume from an author who is usually much better. Amateur archeologist and detective Laetitia Talbot goes to France to investigate the murder of her godfather. Accompanied by a bodyguard hired by her father, a shell-shocked WWI chaplain, the book actually gets o...
Darker God: A Laetitia Talbot Mystery (2010)
3.48 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: In this third outing set in 1928 Athens, Letty's mentor, Sir Andrew Merriman, is killed at the dress rehearsal of a Greek tragedy he is directing about the murder of King Agamemnon by his vengeful wife Clytemnestra. As more facts come to light, the parallels between ancient and m...
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