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10 thoughts on “The Anatomist's Wife

  1. Bee Bee says:

    I m going to be the bad guy here and leave a 2 star review amidst all the 5 star ones that motivated me to read this book in the first place THE ANATOMIST S WIFE had such good potential, plot wise Murder mystery set in a castle Check 1830s Scotland Yes, please Unfortunately it did not live up to my expectations at all The characters were predictable and their speech and actions reminded me too much of a cheesy romance novel a side point any main character who refers to her own hair, in I m going to be the bad guy here and leave a 2 star review amidst all the 5 star ones that motivated me to read this book in the first place THE ANATOMIST S WIFE had such good potential, plot wise Murder mystery set in a castle Check 1830s Scotland Yes, please Unfortunately it did not live up to my expectations at all The characters were predictable and their speech and actions reminded me too much of a cheesy romance novel a side point any main character who refers to her own hair, in first person narrative, TWICE, as my chestnut tresses just makes my teeth hurt Another beef I had is that Keira was supposed to be a gentlewoman in the 1830s and while as a widow would not be naive or inexperienced, she came across as way too modern soooo many references to her eye rolling and the male characters were much too open with her of their exploits in bedding various women ugh, cringe worthy stuff This is not a prudish issue that s a whole other story but if I m reading historical fiction, I expect it to be realistic The reason it even got 2 stars from me Let me redeem it a little and say that the mystery was intriguing enough for me to finish reading, even if certain aspects of it were blindingly obvious when mentioned view spoiler the chasteberry and raspberry tea references were so clearly meant to inform us that the lady in question was having fertility issues Why did this not strike Keira at the time She immediately thought of it later That was goofy hide spoiler Sometimes I find myself wondering if I m reading the same book as others, based on such positive reviews and someone saying onthat this was astoundingly well written Not for me, sadly I think I m being extra harsh because it had the potential to be great and instead felt like a mildish romance novel with a mystery thrown in


  2. Rane Rane says:

    I found myself completely immersed within this story that I was surprised when I reached the end I was stuck between being at awed and disappointed that it was over Lucky for for I still had two books to look forward While dealing with subject matters, Anna Lee Huber kept the reader going with a strong mystery that prompt you to continue even when at times the story did tend to slow You along with Lady Darby and Gage pick up small clues that may lead to one thing or another Lady Kiera D I found myself completely immersed within this story that I was surprised when I reached the end I was stuck between being at awed and disappointed that it was over Lucky for for I still had two books to look forward While dealing with subject matters, Anna Lee Huber kept the reader going with a strong mystery that prompt you to continue even when at times the story did tend to slow You along with Lady Darby and Gage pick up small clues that may lead to one thing or another Lady Kiera Darby was a character that I felt deeply for Stuck in a sort of limbo after the death of her husband who was to put it lightly was a major asshat and put her through hell Thrown into this case breaks her out of her hiding and self imposed cage along with her growing relationship with Sebastian Gage an inquiry agent who confuses and infuriates her Gage started off an an enigma and ended as one, with only bits and pieces given I m very curious about him and how he ll developed through the series I quickly picked up the second book of this series and don t mind the lack of sleep this series will no doubt bring me


  3. Christine Christine says:

    May 2012 Four stars Started re reading on April 16, 2018, to remind me of the particulars, before catching up with the series4 21 18 Almost finished my second read of this book, and unfortunately not as pleased as I was the first time around Still an interesting historical mystery, but the characters have a bit less depth than I remembered I like the setting in 1830s Scotland but I m noticing dialogue with anachronistic phrases This i May 2012 Four stars Started re reading on April 16, 2018, to remind me of the particulars, before catching up with the series4 21 18 Almost finished my second read of this book, and unfortunately not as pleased as I was the first time around Still an interesting historical mystery, but the characters have a bit less depth than I remembered I like the setting in 1830s Scotland but I m noticing dialogue with anachronistic phrases This is irritating me, but might not bother others Lots of twists and details in the murder plot but maybe 50% mystery and 50% romance I hadn t remembered that much romance Changing my mind, and considering this one asof a three star book I d still like to continue the series, though.4 29 18 Finished my second reading, six years after the first go The last quarter was heavy on the romance which is fine, if that s what you re looking for , but light on any clues about the murder A great deal of the sleuthing took place inside the main characters heads, and without access to our protagonists thoughts readers were left wondering, with very little to go on The murder resolution was very dramatic, but by the book s conclusion, our reluctant and ambivalent, and shrinking violet heroine, the anatomist s wife herself, has begun rather illogically to think of herself as somewhat of a super detective She desires praise and accolades and is perturbed when she does not receive them However, despite some frustrations with the plot and anachronisms , the writing quality is very good, the story is fast paced, and the characters are interesting 3 firm stars


  4. Mlpmom (Book Reviewer) Mlpmom (Book Reviewer) says:

    No expectations going into this one and I absolutely had so much fun with it I can see this series quickly becoming a favorite I loved the mystery, the setting and all of the characters I can t wait for


  5. Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...) Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...) says:

    I enjoyed this rather dark mystery with a fabulous balance of grittiness and engaging characters I felt like I really got to know Kiera, Lady Darby well, but there is stillto learn about her and I m excited for the next phase of her life Not to mention the mystery of Gage I can t wait to find outabout him and his past I m reading the next book immediately


  6. Belinda Belinda says:

    Alas, another historical detective novel that could have been so good but failed to hit the mark This one I even told myself I wouldn t like, in the hopes that I would jinx myself and end up with something amazing There s so many good reviews for it as well Hell, even Simone St James rated it 5 stars, and seeing as she s awesome, I thought this book would be great Well It wasn t It definitely had a good story and an interesting main character, but it fell down on historical accuracy a Alas, another historical detective novel that could have been so good but failed to hit the mark This one I even told myself I wouldn t like, in the hopes that I would jinx myself and end up with something amazing There s so many good reviews for it as well Hell, even Simone St James rated it 5 stars, and seeing as she s awesome, I thought this book would be great Well It wasn t It definitely had a good story and an interesting main character, but it fell down on historical accuracy and characterisation I feel as if this book should have been set about a hundred years after it was so in 1930, not 1830 I think the author perhaps found her interesting historical facts as she says in her author s note and worked the story to fit around those, rather than the other way around The attitudes of the party guests towards sex were far, far too modern This is set in Georgian England, a time far less straight laced than the Victorian era immediately afterwards, but I still struggle to believe that the sex and other matters so openly discussed in this book would have been acceptable in the Upper Class It would absolutely never have been acceptable for a gentleman to be alone in a lady s bedroom at night No way, nuh uh I also spotted a fair few anachronisms that really make me wonder how much research the author did before writing this book Just to mention a few, the names of the protagonist and her sister are 20th Century, as is headache powder This, along with a few others, plus linguistic anachronisms, really, really bugged me Not to mention, last I checked, Scotland is entirely devoid of racoons Perhaps she meant wild haggis So totally legit.I think what bothers me most about this is that this could have been a really good book It has the bones of a good book there, but the flesh just wasn t right The execution was poor and the writing made me cringe, but the story was good enough to keep me going until the end Perhaps if the author had set the book in 1930 it would have worked, but even that is pushing it Lady Darby s reactions and opinions are far too modern to be believable in her setting The rest of the cast of characters read like caricatures of what 21st century cough American cough people think about the British aristocracy I ended up checking the nationality of the author and wasn t surprised to find she is American I don t mean that as a bad thing against her, but I definitely think she s played into the modern stereotyped British character tropes Speaking of tropes, this book unfortunately ends on the classic Damsel Walks Headlong Into Obvious Trap and Needs Saving By Male Love Interest trope Not a fan, especially when the heroine is meant to be so clever.I was reading this for pure escapism, but the problems made the escaping a bitdifficult than it needed to be It s such a pity, as it really did seem like something I would really enjoy Also, I quite like the cover, which is a bit silly but it s true I m honestly surprised by all the good reviews for this book Perhaps I m being overly picky, but it just really, really wasn t up there with the best or even middle of it s genre Perhaps it is first book syndrome, but it definitely doesn t make me want to pick up the next in the series Someone needs to give the author a few good history books, books about British speech and ecology, perhaps a few good classics of the period and take away her thesaurus


  7. Erin Erin says:

    Find this and other reviews at someone please explain why it took me so long to read Anna Lee Huber s The Anatomist s Wife I m trying to come up an excuse, an amazing alibi that would explain such an egregious oversight, but I ve got nothing You know, besides a tbr list that is fast approaching the three thousand mark and really, who doesn t have one of those In stark contrast to the myriad of atypical heroines that plague this genre, Kiera isn t a Find this and other reviews at someone please explain why it took me so long to read Anna Lee Huber s The Anatomist s Wife I m trying to come up an excuse, an amazing alibi that would explain such an egregious oversight, but I ve got nothing You know, besides a tbr list that is fast approaching the three thousand mark and really, who doesn t have one of those In stark contrast to the myriad of atypical heroines that plague this genre, Kiera isn t an overly progressive liberal, striving to prove herself in a male dominated society In point of fact she is a bit of a recluse who prefers the quiet solitude of her studio to thecommunal pastimes of her peers Existing on the social fringe, she stands out from the crowd, but her personality and character are not so outlandish that she feels inappropriate to the period in which her story takes place.The relationship between Kiera and Sebastian also held a lot of appeal Evolving slowly, their burgeoning attraction feels authentic and natural Present almost from the start, it grows stronger as the story progresses, but never overwhelms the narrative or takes away from the mystery at the heart of the novel A master in the art of misdirection, Huber offers up just the right amount of detail, steering her readers first one way, then another, bringing them ever closer to the culprit without divulging her antagonist s identity until the final chapters of the narrative Unfortunately, her ability to keep me guessing was undermined by a weak and overly elaborate resolution Maybe I m alone in this, but this is one of those instances in which I genuinely feel less would have beenReminiscent of Carol K Carr, Deanna Raybourn, Tasha Alexander and Amanda Quick, Huber s work is both intriguing and entertaining Ultimately less convincing than I wanted, but a promising debut just the same


  8. Ira Ira says:

    3.5 stars.Not totally satisfied, the mystery is too easy.The heroine and hero just okay.Hm no, actually the heroine much better, even though she had few stupid moments.But this is book 1, I expected their characters will improve in the next books because I like the writing and this is not a cozy mystery, yup I like that a lot


  9. ♥Rachel♥ ♥Rachel♥ says:

    Couldn t put this one down Heather Wilds narration is perfection I ve already downloaded the second audio book.


  10. Jina Howell-Forbes Jina Howell-Forbes says:

    A good enough booklikable characters, some mystery But it was impossible to care even one fig about the murder victim At the end of the book, the murder is solved, but the love interest was unrequited and strung out to the next book, and Lady Darby is still being shunned by society for the sins of her dead husband That meant to me that there wasn t much point to the story The protagonists both male and female needed to be a lotcompelling to overcome the general ho hum of the plot A good enough booklikable characters, some mystery But it was impossible to care even one fig about the murder victim At the end of the book, the murder is solved, but the love interest was unrequited and strung out to the next book, and Lady Darby is still being shunned by society for the sins of her dead husband That meant to me that there wasn t much point to the story The protagonists both male and female needed to be a lotcompelling to overcome the general ho hum of the plot.Also, why is it that so many women detectives both amateur and professional go to such lengths to prove they are as smart as men by putting themselves in such severe physical danger that they must be rescued by a big strong man for their stupidity Why does just as smart as men always have to mean just as strong, just as large, and just as skilled with weapons That s just silly


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The Anatomist's Wife [Read] ➮ The Anatomist's Wife By Anna Lee Huber – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Scotland, Following the death of her husband, Lady Darby has taken refuge at her sister s estate, finding solace in her passion for painting But when her hosts throw a house party for the cream of Lo Scotland,Following the death of her husband, Lady Darby has taken refuge at her sister s estate, finding solace in her passion for painting But when her hosts throw a house party for the cream of The Anatomist's PDF/EPUB ² London society, Kiera is unable to hide from the ire of those who believe her to be as unnatural as her husband, an anatomist who used her artistic talents to suit his own macabre purposes Kiera wants to put her past aside, but when one of the house guests is murdered, her brother in law asks her to utilize her knowledge of human anatomy to aid the insufferable Sebastian Gage a fellow guest with some experience as an inquiry agent While Gage is clearly competent than she first assumed, Kiera isn t about to let her guard down as accusations and rumors swirl When Kiera and Gage s search leads them to even gruesome discoveries, a series of disturbing notes urges Lady Darby to give up the inquiry But Kiera is determined to both protect her family and prove her innocence, even as she risks becoming the next victim.

    Load results Apple Footer Apple Support suit his own macabre purposes Kiera wants to put her past aside, but when one of the house guests is murdered, her brother in law asks her to utilize her knowledge of human anatomy to aid the insufferable Sebastian Gage a fellow guest with some experience as an inquiry agent While Gage is clearly competent than she first assumed, Kiera isn t about to let her guard down as accusations and rumors swirl When Kiera and Gage s search leads them to even gruesome discoveries, a series of disturbing notes urges Lady Darby to give up the inquiry But Kiera is determined to both protect her family and prove her innocence, even as she risks becoming the next victim."/>
  • Paperback
  • 357 pages
  • The Anatomist's Wife
  • Anna Lee Huber
  • English
  • 19 January 2019
  • 0425253287

About the Author: Anna Lee Huber

Anna Lee Huber is the Daphne award winning author of the national bestselling Lady Darby Mysteries, the Verity Kent Mysteries, the Gothic Myths series, and the forthcoming anthology The Deadly Hours She is a summa The Anatomist's PDF/EPUB ² cum laude graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she majored in music and minored in psychology She currently resides in Indiana with her family and is hard at work on her next novel Visit her online at annaleehuber.


10 thoughts on “The Anatomist's Wife

  1. Bee Bee says:

    I m going to be the bad guy here and leave a 2 star review amidst all the 5 star ones that motivated me to read this book in the first place THE ANATOMIST S WIFE had such good potential, plot wise Murder mystery set in a castle Check 1830s Scotland Yes, please Unfortunately it did not live up to my expectations at all The characters were predictable and their speech and actions reminded me too much of a cheesy romance novel a side point any main character who refers to her own hair, in I m going to be the bad guy here and leave a 2 star review amidst all the 5 star ones that motivated me to read this book in the first place THE ANATOMIST S WIFE had such good potential, plot wise Murder mystery set in a castle Check 1830s Scotland Yes, please Unfortunately it did not live up to my expectations at all The characters were predictable and their speech and actions reminded me too much of a cheesy romance novel a side point any main character who refers to her own hair, in first person narrative, TWICE, as my chestnut tresses just makes my teeth hurt Another beef I had is that Keira was supposed to be a gentlewoman in the 1830s and while as a widow would not be naive or inexperienced, she came across as way too modern soooo many references to her eye rolling and the male characters were much too open with her of their exploits in bedding various women ugh, cringe worthy stuff This is not a prudish issue that s a whole other story but if I m reading historical fiction, I expect it to be realistic The reason it even got 2 stars from me Let me redeem it a little and say that the mystery was intriguing enough for me to finish reading, even if certain aspects of it were blindingly obvious when mentioned view spoiler the chasteberry and raspberry tea references were so clearly meant to inform us that the lady in question was having fertility issues Why did this not strike Keira at the time She immediately thought of it later That was goofy hide spoiler Sometimes I find myself wondering if I m reading the same book as others, based on such positive reviews and someone saying onthat this was astoundingly well written Not for me, sadly I think I m being extra harsh because it had the potential to be great and instead felt like a mildish romance novel with a mystery thrown in

  2. Rane Rane says:

    I found myself completely immersed within this story that I was surprised when I reached the end I was stuck between being at awed and disappointed that it was over Lucky for for I still had two books to look forward While dealing with subject matters, Anna Lee Huber kept the reader going with a strong mystery that prompt you to continue even when at times the story did tend to slow You along with Lady Darby and Gage pick up small clues that may lead to one thing or another Lady Kiera D I found myself completely immersed within this story that I was surprised when I reached the end I was stuck between being at awed and disappointed that it was over Lucky for for I still had two books to look forward While dealing with subject matters, Anna Lee Huber kept the reader going with a strong mystery that prompt you to continue even when at times the story did tend to slow You along with Lady Darby and Gage pick up small clues that may lead to one thing or another Lady Kiera Darby was a character that I felt deeply for Stuck in a sort of limbo after the death of her husband who was to put it lightly was a major asshat and put her through hell Thrown into this case breaks her out of her hiding and self imposed cage along with her growing relationship with Sebastian Gage an inquiry agent who confuses and infuriates her Gage started off an an enigma and ended as one, with only bits and pieces given I m very curious about him and how he ll developed through the series I quickly picked up the second book of this series and don t mind the lack of sleep this series will no doubt bring me

  3. Christine Christine says:

    May 2012 Four stars Started re reading on April 16, 2018, to remind me of the particulars, before catching up with the series4 21 18 Almost finished my second read of this book, and unfortunately not as pleased as I was the first time around Still an interesting historical mystery, but the characters have a bit less depth than I remembered I like the setting in 1830s Scotland but I m noticing dialogue with anachronistic phrases This i May 2012 Four stars Started re reading on April 16, 2018, to remind me of the particulars, before catching up with the series4 21 18 Almost finished my second read of this book, and unfortunately not as pleased as I was the first time around Still an interesting historical mystery, but the characters have a bit less depth than I remembered I like the setting in 1830s Scotland but I m noticing dialogue with anachronistic phrases This is irritating me, but might not bother others Lots of twists and details in the murder plot but maybe 50% mystery and 50% romance I hadn t remembered that much romance Changing my mind, and considering this one asof a three star book I d still like to continue the series, though.4 29 18 Finished my second reading, six years after the first go The last quarter was heavy on the romance which is fine, if that s what you re looking for , but light on any clues about the murder A great deal of the sleuthing took place inside the main characters heads, and without access to our protagonists thoughts readers were left wondering, with very little to go on The murder resolution was very dramatic, but by the book s conclusion, our reluctant and ambivalent, and shrinking violet heroine, the anatomist s wife herself, has begun rather illogically to think of herself as somewhat of a super detective She desires praise and accolades and is perturbed when she does not receive them However, despite some frustrations with the plot and anachronisms , the writing quality is very good, the story is fast paced, and the characters are interesting 3 firm stars

  4. Mlpmom (Book Reviewer) Mlpmom (Book Reviewer) says:

    No expectations going into this one and I absolutely had so much fun with it I can see this series quickly becoming a favorite I loved the mystery, the setting and all of the characters I can t wait for

  5. Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...) Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...) says:

    I enjoyed this rather dark mystery with a fabulous balance of grittiness and engaging characters I felt like I really got to know Kiera, Lady Darby well, but there is stillto learn about her and I m excited for the next phase of her life Not to mention the mystery of Gage I can t wait to find outabout him and his past I m reading the next book immediately

  6. Belinda Belinda says:

    Alas, another historical detective novel that could have been so good but failed to hit the mark This one I even told myself I wouldn t like, in the hopes that I would jinx myself and end up with something amazing There s so many good reviews for it as well Hell, even Simone St James rated it 5 stars, and seeing as she s awesome, I thought this book would be great Well It wasn t It definitely had a good story and an interesting main character, but it fell down on historical accuracy a Alas, another historical detective novel that could have been so good but failed to hit the mark This one I even told myself I wouldn t like, in the hopes that I would jinx myself and end up with something amazing There s so many good reviews for it as well Hell, even Simone St James rated it 5 stars, and seeing as she s awesome, I thought this book would be great Well It wasn t It definitely had a good story and an interesting main character, but it fell down on historical accuracy and characterisation I feel as if this book should have been set about a hundred years after it was so in 1930, not 1830 I think the author perhaps found her interesting historical facts as she says in her author s note and worked the story to fit around those, rather than the other way around The attitudes of the party guests towards sex were far, far too modern This is set in Georgian England, a time far less straight laced than the Victorian era immediately afterwards, but I still struggle to believe that the sex and other matters so openly discussed in this book would have been acceptable in the Upper Class It would absolutely never have been acceptable for a gentleman to be alone in a lady s bedroom at night No way, nuh uh I also spotted a fair few anachronisms that really make me wonder how much research the author did before writing this book Just to mention a few, the names of the protagonist and her sister are 20th Century, as is headache powder This, along with a few others, plus linguistic anachronisms, really, really bugged me Not to mention, last I checked, Scotland is entirely devoid of racoons Perhaps she meant wild haggis So totally legit.I think what bothers me most about this is that this could have been a really good book It has the bones of a good book there, but the flesh just wasn t right The execution was poor and the writing made me cringe, but the story was good enough to keep me going until the end Perhaps if the author had set the book in 1930 it would have worked, but even that is pushing it Lady Darby s reactions and opinions are far too modern to be believable in her setting The rest of the cast of characters read like caricatures of what 21st century cough American cough people think about the British aristocracy I ended up checking the nationality of the author and wasn t surprised to find she is American I don t mean that as a bad thing against her, but I definitely think she s played into the modern stereotyped British character tropes Speaking of tropes, this book unfortunately ends on the classic Damsel Walks Headlong Into Obvious Trap and Needs Saving By Male Love Interest trope Not a fan, especially when the heroine is meant to be so clever.I was reading this for pure escapism, but the problems made the escaping a bitdifficult than it needed to be It s such a pity, as it really did seem like something I would really enjoy Also, I quite like the cover, which is a bit silly but it s true I m honestly surprised by all the good reviews for this book Perhaps I m being overly picky, but it just really, really wasn t up there with the best or even middle of it s genre Perhaps it is first book syndrome, but it definitely doesn t make me want to pick up the next in the series Someone needs to give the author a few good history books, books about British speech and ecology, perhaps a few good classics of the period and take away her thesaurus

  7. Erin Erin says:

    Find this and other reviews at someone please explain why it took me so long to read Anna Lee Huber s The Anatomist s Wife I m trying to come up an excuse, an amazing alibi that would explain such an egregious oversight, but I ve got nothing You know, besides a tbr list that is fast approaching the three thousand mark and really, who doesn t have one of those In stark contrast to the myriad of atypical heroines that plague this genre, Kiera isn t a Find this and other reviews at someone please explain why it took me so long to read Anna Lee Huber s The Anatomist s Wife I m trying to come up an excuse, an amazing alibi that would explain such an egregious oversight, but I ve got nothing You know, besides a tbr list that is fast approaching the three thousand mark and really, who doesn t have one of those In stark contrast to the myriad of atypical heroines that plague this genre, Kiera isn t an overly progressive liberal, striving to prove herself in a male dominated society In point of fact she is a bit of a recluse who prefers the quiet solitude of her studio to thecommunal pastimes of her peers Existing on the social fringe, she stands out from the crowd, but her personality and character are not so outlandish that she feels inappropriate to the period in which her story takes place.The relationship between Kiera and Sebastian also held a lot of appeal Evolving slowly, their burgeoning attraction feels authentic and natural Present almost from the start, it grows stronger as the story progresses, but never overwhelms the narrative or takes away from the mystery at the heart of the novel A master in the art of misdirection, Huber offers up just the right amount of detail, steering her readers first one way, then another, bringing them ever closer to the culprit without divulging her antagonist s identity until the final chapters of the narrative Unfortunately, her ability to keep me guessing was undermined by a weak and overly elaborate resolution Maybe I m alone in this, but this is one of those instances in which I genuinely feel less would have beenReminiscent of Carol K Carr, Deanna Raybourn, Tasha Alexander and Amanda Quick, Huber s work is both intriguing and entertaining Ultimately less convincing than I wanted, but a promising debut just the same

  8. Ira Ira says:

    3.5 stars.Not totally satisfied, the mystery is too easy.The heroine and hero just okay.Hm no, actually the heroine much better, even though she had few stupid moments.But this is book 1, I expected their characters will improve in the next books because I like the writing and this is not a cozy mystery, yup I like that a lot

  9. ♥Rachel♥ ♥Rachel♥ says:

    Couldn t put this one down Heather Wilds narration is perfection I ve already downloaded the second audio book.

  10. Jina Howell-Forbes Jina Howell-Forbes says:

    A good enough booklikable characters, some mystery But it was impossible to care even one fig about the murder victim At the end of the book, the murder is solved, but the love interest was unrequited and strung out to the next book, and Lady Darby is still being shunned by society for the sins of her dead husband That meant to me that there wasn t much point to the story The protagonists both male and female needed to be a lotcompelling to overcome the general ho hum of the plot A good enough booklikable characters, some mystery But it was impossible to care even one fig about the murder victim At the end of the book, the murder is solved, but the love interest was unrequited and strung out to the next book, and Lady Darby is still being shunned by society for the sins of her dead husband That meant to me that there wasn t much point to the story The protagonists both male and female needed to be a lotcompelling to overcome the general ho hum of the plot.Also, why is it that so many women detectives both amateur and professional go to such lengths to prove they are as smart as men by putting themselves in such severe physical danger that they must be rescued by a big strong man for their stupidity Why does just as smart as men always have to mean just as strong, just as large, and just as skilled with weapons That s just silly

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