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Forge, May 20003, 24.95,
ISBN: 031287202X

Aristocrat Sarah Tolerance gave away more than just her name and reputation when she romantically ran off with her brother's fencing master. When her beloved dies, Sarah looks at her options, her family not truly being one as she brought scandalous shame on them already. The adage of 1810 England is that Fallen Women always at some time turn to the only profession the Ton allows for them, whoring. Sarah vows she ill never sell her body.

Instead she becomes an “investigative agent” handling “private matters” where discretion and finesse count, traits Bow St. lacks. Her work means no direct references from her wealthy clients, who will expect silence while employing her. Lord Trux hires Sarah, claiming he represents a nameless friend, to recover a family heirloom fan that was given with youthful enthusiasm years ago to Mrs. Deborah Cunning. Though he says little else, the case seems simple enough to Sarah, but that is before she finds competitors willing to kill her to obtain the fan and her rivals seem to know her every move.

This exciting Regency investigative tale provides the audience with a different look at the era than typical of romances or mysteries set in that period. The story line grips the reader from the first observation made by the heroine about options available for Fallen Women. The plot moves forward rather quickly as Sarah goes about her job while trying to stay alive. Sarah is a delightful intelligent sleuth whose adventure will make Madeleine E. Robins a sub-genre favorite.

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   search for valuable art/artifacts General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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