Penny Richards ☆ 8 Free downloadFellow agent and they pretend to be domestic staff AS THEY TRY TO DISCOVER WHY A DOCTOR HAS they try to discover why a doctor has his wife committed to a mental home The similarity with journalist Nellie Bly won t be lost on many Readers But Lilly Doesn Get Herself but Lilly doesn t get herself She has a hard enough time because we all the domestic work of a multi person household party and all We also explore the personalities of Lilly her fellow agents and a helpful street lad who pretends to be her brother in law Good fun and always something happening I downloaded an e ARC through Net Galley and Fresh Fiction This is an unbiased review This well crafted historical mystery is the perfect read The characters are well drawn the setting is very good and the plot is excellent Lilly Long is a Pinkerton agent and is assigned to her second case with another operative Cade McShane with whom she is not happy to be working The two work things out however as their case proceeds They also take on a homeless child who has been following Cade ever since Cade helped in the past The three of them prove to be a great team when they solve the crimes using all of their individual and collective abilities I will definitely be reading from this author 15 stars rounded up for seemingly good intentionsI have mixed thoughts about this series so far On one hand the books main characters seem to subscribe to good principles and most of them are likable to varying degrees On the other hand the author seems to get a lot of pleasure out of subjecting the female characters to horrific acts of violence brutality and everyday cruelty TWview spoilerThe book is full of rape gas lighting physical and emotional abuse forced drugging and poisoning of women hide spoiler This second book in the Lilly Long mysteries suffers a bit of a sopho slump Lilly is assigned to her second case but being that she s still pretty inexperienced as an operative William Pinkerton her boss decides that it would be best for all concerned if she were paired with an experienced partner This is where Cade McShane comes in He was introduced in the first book as a formerly fired agent who is back on the payroll on a probationary basis The case involves investigating whether a doctor in New Orleans falsely committed his wealthy wife t Penny Richards has again written a refreshing easy read story with well developed characters and interesting placesIn her second Pinkerton assignment former actress Lilly Long finds herself unwittingly paired with investigator Cade McShane in the guise of husband and wife Their assignment To find out why a member of the wealthy New Orleans Fontenot family was committed to an insane asylum by her second husbandIntrigue betrayal voodoo curses and murder w THOUGH THIS BE MADNESS the second novel in the Lilly Long Myster. Duct unbecoming to a Pinkerton a grief driven drunken brawl As if their forced partnership wasn t bad enough the agents must pose as husband and wife servants in the troubled household of a wealthy New Orleans family An acting challenge if ever there was one The elderly matriarch of the Fortenot family is convinced her grandson s former widow has been unjustly committed to an insane asylum by. Start with a young female rookie Pinkerton agent add a bit of a loose cannon male agent trying to redeem himself who has been instructed to teach her the ropes of being an agent while hopefully her presence eeps him out of further trouble It is a partnership neither of them wants Throw in a precocious 10 year old orphan who nows way about the ways of
The World Than A 10 Year Old Should Know Andworld than a 10 year old should now and on for the ride Thoroughly enjoyed it I swear at times I could smell food cooking beer and hear the sounds of wagon wheels on brick streets along with the
soft rich patois of southern louisiana speech thoughrich patois of southern Louisiana speech Though Be Madness Book 2 in Penny Richards Lilly Long Pinkerton Agent series The first one was good this one is even better Set in the 1880 s in New Orleans the location the details even the backstory of the history swirling around the characters is lush and believable And if you are even vaguely familiar with the history of women s rights in this country you will find it deftly woven in to this story of greed perseverance and justice And a bit of simmering romance thrown in for spice I started this book yesterday and finished it this morning Yes people it is a big thumbs up of a read Such a well thought out plot I didn t see the twist coming at all Once again Penny Richards has done a wonderful job of creating a story that feels real evokes true emotion and makes you want Disclaimer 1 I received an ARC of this book via a Goodreads giveaway Disclaimer 2 I have not read the first book in this series 35 stars Overall I enjoyed this book I think it was fine that I had not read the first book of the series prior to reading the second book although I likely would have preferred going in order I generally do The book was not too exciting I would say it had mystery excitement romance etc in doses which I do not consider a nock just a matter of preferenceThe only thing that irked me somewhat and why I decided to round down rather than round up is that while Lilly Long is our main protagonist and we are constantly told that she is spunky and modern and taking care of herself etc etc we get thrown lines like these Womanlike she was torn between anger that William thought she needed coddling and a purely feminine annoyance that Cade anger that William thought she needed coddling and a purely feminine annoyance that Cade no desire to work with her Umm what Made all the worse by the fact that these are written in third person omniscient and that one of the chief goals of the book is to say that Ms Long cannot be put into that ind of box Thank goodness there were not too many instances of theseI also found the issue of view spoilerMs Long s ex husband Timothy Warner hide spoiler Having enjoyed the first book about a Pinkerton detective Lilly Long I was delighted to read her further adventures In this book she goes to New Orleans with Shakespearean actress turned Pinkerton detective Lilly Long and her reluctant partner Cade McShane travel to New Orleans to save a young widow from a fate worse than death 1881 Chicago Assigned to her second case as a Pinkerton Lilly still needs to prove herself both as a novice detective and as a woman in a man s world Ordered to once again work with Lilly Cade needs to redeem himself for con. .
Y series begins almost immediately after AN UNTIMELY FROST leaves off Pinkerton detective Lilly Long has just wrapped up her first investigation for the agency and she barely has time to breath before she is sent off on an undercover operation in New Orleans along with her new partner Agent Cade McShane has been working for the Pinkertons for years and he is less than thrilled to be saddled with
a young inexperienced female agent Lilly isn t very happy about the arrangement either especially since she and Cade willyoung inexperienced female agent Lilly isn t very happy about the arrangement either especially since she and Cade will posing as a married couple while working as servants in the wealthy Fortenot household Mrs Fortenot an elderly widow believes that her grandson s widow has been taken in by her new husband and that he has sent her to an insane asylum in an attempt to wrest away the Fortenot family fortune that his wife inherited when her first husband died It is up to Lilly and Cade to discover what is really going on in the Fortenot family Overall I mostly enjoyed THOUGH THIS BE MADNESS The case itself is interesting but with Lilly and Cade working as servants in the household it seems like the majority of their time is spent doing household chores instead of investigating They also have a ten year old boy helping them which seems a little farfetched Robbie Jenkins main role in the novel is to do things that the adults wouldn t be able to do but it s hard to wrap my head around the fact that the adults are even allowing a child no matter how precocious and street smart he is to help them out are even allowing a child no matter how precocious and street smart he is to help them out the plot does drag at times other sections of the novel make up for it The case which seems almost mundane at first begins to take twists and turns There is a lot going on than a nefarious man trying to get his hands on his wife s former husband s property and money The budding romance between Lilly and Cade is intriguing And Cade s run in with Lilly s ex husband also adds something to the novel I was captivated by this book from the very beginning Once I began reading it I couldn t put it down Penny Richards has spun uite a web with Though This by Madness the second book in the Lilly Long Mystery series The complex characters of Lilly Long and Cade McShane Pinkerton detective agents were beautifully woven Richards is a talented author making me feel as if I were actually present in these scenes seeing what they saw smelling the wonderful Cajun dishes they ate and experiences all the harrowing moments with Lilly and Cade This book is so historically accurate on many social economic and personal
details Richards includes in this book I am anxiously awaiting the next installment in Richards Lilly LongRichards includes in this book I am anxiously awaiting the next installment in Richards Lilly Long It helps that the first book in this series won the Texas Authors Best Historical Mystery of 2017 What an honor for Penny Richards and Lilly Long. Her second husband She believes the man is attempting to wrest the family fortune away from his new wife Soon behind the beautiful facade of the Fortenot mansion the detectives uncover secrets betrayal voodoo curses and murder Even as Lilly and Cade chafe against their roles they must work together to expose the true villain of this tragedy before the hapless widow faces her final curtain call. ,