Five reasons I'm giving five stars to
the Wrexford & Sloane mysteries by Andrea Penrose:
1. The setting - This mystery series takes us to
Regency London (aka Jane Austen time), both
to the glittering high society and the dark
underbelly, and dead bodies are everywhere.
2. The protagonists - Charlotte Sloane is a
satirical cartoonist with a complicated past;
the Earl of Wexford is a chemist with a
complicated character. And they are both
wonderful characters that grow on you
from one book to the next and a great pair.
3. Caring is sharing - Each book sees new
characters, many of them unconventional,
that join our little group of fighters for
truth and justice. Love the way they all
interact with out two main protagonists.
4. The history- The author likes to weave
important developments in science
and technology into the books. It is gently
done and adds an interesting background
to the stories.
5. In short - If you like a well plotted
mystery with excitement and twists, interesting
settings, attractive characters, a pinch
of history and a dash of romance,
they could well be the series for you.
Featured: I lined this crochet basket
with plastic lining to house a
Ooh, those books sound right up my street, I love the crocheted plant pot; what a great idea. xx
What a sweet pot for your strawberry plant. I hope it has lots of berries! The Wrexford & Sloane mysteries sound good - Regency London is a fascinating era, and excellent for a good story. Take care xxx
Your crochet basket is cute, perfect for your strawberry plant.
I will check my library for this book, thanks for the review.
Take care, have a happy day!
I'll go right now and see what books are in my library to read as ebooks. I'm reading some of David Baldacci's books right now but they are a little too graphic for me. He spins a good mystery though! Happy reading!
Love that cute basket. Hope you have a wonderful day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy
Sounds like my cup of tea! I'm currently rereading Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe series. A bit dated and sometimes rather problematic, but fun -- the voice of Archie Goodwin is excellent.
Love the bright colours in your crocheted basket cover. Always enjoy your book reviews - sounds like another great book to check out. Thank, Amalia!
love your crochet basket!!
Love your crochet basket, the book sounds good too. xx
Sounds like a great book and that crocheted flower pot is fabulous! What a great idea!
These mysteries sound awesome. Great reading for the winter months. Your crochet little sweet pot is so cute. Happy Wednesday. xoxo Kris
Gorgeous crocheted pot, and the book series sounds fun. I especially like the interweaving of science and technology advances into the plot.
Hello Amalia, these mysteries sound delightful! I am so glad to be able to leave a comment here because I can't on about half of my blogspot blog friends. I can't even get the cursor to click on in the comment section. I think I'll have to ask for help in figuring the problem out on my next post.
I do wish the rabbit with a bad habit would stop texting while crossing the street! And that he would tell people not to text while driving. What are we going to do with him?
Be safe, sweet friend!
A satirical cartoonist in Regency London? Now that sounds like a wonderful combo for a good book! Thanks for the recommendation!
I love a good mystery and the era makes it more appealing! Lovely basket for your strawberry plant. I enjoyed your review Amalia.....
A great book review.. and I love the strawberry basket.
great spring colors for your basket, a strawberry plant sounds good :)
Oh, what a perfect gift your pretty strawberry planter and a copy of one of the books!
This sounds just right for my 'To Read' list. I like your crochet basket :-)
This sounds like a book I would very much enjoy!
Loving your pot cosy. I am not much of a reader anymore - I prefer to make but it does sound exciting. Jo x
Sounds a good book, many thanks for the review.
I do like the crocheted plant pot.
My good wishes for 2022.
All the best Jan
I love books like these! Thank you for the review, Amalia, and I love your plant basket. ♥
Oooh, sounds good to me! Loving your delightful basket.xxx
Sounds like my sort of read! Thanks for the review. I will check it out . Gorgeous plant cosy! Keep well. Amanda x
Enjoyed your review - it is always marvelous to find a wonderful author who can tell a story and keep your attention. Your little strawberry basket is darling! I just adore your creations!
I will add this to my reading list. I enjoy reading mystery books and I love the crocheted pot you made. Have a nice weekend. :)
Sounds good! Anything set in Regency London suits me.
Love the little basket.
very smart idea with the basket lining! love it and must try for my plants :)
My doc training wrecked my appetite for reading (too time consuming!) Now I look at front and back cover, read 4 beginning pages and 2 last pages of the story, close the book and move on - 99% of the time:) But I am happy you like this genre:)
That does sound like a good series!!
thank you so much for the review
I love your strawberry basket Amalia. it would make such a nice gift for someone special. I haven't heard of this series so I'll check them out at my local library. I have just finished The Tea Ladies of St Judes Hospital by Joanna Bell, an Australian author. It was given to my daughter as a gift, not quite "her cup of tea", but I really enjoyed it. Sometimes we just need a comforting, non-complicated but relaxing read with interesting character development. Happy reading, Pauline x
You're too generous with me!
As for your review, your series sounds so captivating to me, thank you for your suggestion!
Oh, and let me say that your basket is truly amazing, just the idea to make it with plastic lining sounds great!
Wishing you a most wonderful end of your week
XOXO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)
Beautiful pot with crocheted design , Thanks for sharing with Garden Affair.
Oh that sounds like a great tip, Amalia - these could be books my husband and I also enjoy. I checked, they are also available in German and they have good reviews there, too.
I also like your crocheted flower pot!
All the best from Austria
Sounds like a good book. The little strawberry plant looks cute in the basket.
Thank you for the book tip, Andrea Penrose is a new writer for me.
hey dear Amalia ,never saw such delightful and gorgeous flower pot oh my :)
what a rich and sweet soul are as whatever you touch turns into some piece of beauty :)
series you mentioned sounds intriguing ,worth reading indeed .
It's always a great pleasure, listening to your poems. Yes, I read it loud, pronounce each word. Thank you for sharing.
Stay healthy and well.
Love your pretty crochet basket.
Happy Sunday, Amalia!
The crocheted basket is beautiful. Thanks for the book review, sounds interesting!
Thanks for the review and for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2022/02/alter-egos.html. If you don't mind, I'd like to bounce a recommendation back at you - The Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley. The best read I'd found in years and years.
Have a great week.
...I hope that you are having a colorful day!
Me too. Will add that to my next library list
Love your colorful plant holder...nice
Sounds like an interesting series! Thanks for the book review!
that strawberry plant and its lovely cover would make such a wonderful gift!
Thanks for the great book review Amalia :) I am putting this one on my list. I also love your cheery plant pot holder. Have a great day!
Tus fresas va en a crecer con alegría, en su funda multicolor.
Another lovely reading suggestion....
Oh my, your blog is a treasure trove of "goodies"!!!!!
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