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The Mystery Woman: Number 2 in series (Ladies of Lantern Street) [Paperback]

Amanda Quick
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23 April 2013 Ladies of Lantern Street (Book 2)

The second novel in the Victorian 'Ladies of Lantern Street' novels features paid companion/private inquiry agent Beatrice Lockwood and burned out ex-spy Joshua North in a mystery involving paranormal forces and Egyptian antiquities.

A mad scientist has preserved his dead lover in an ancient Egyptian embalming formula, and has convinced himself that he can revive the dead woman, but he needs Beatrice Lockwood's psychic abilities to 'ignite' the formula. And he will do anything to capture her.

Joshua North - scarred and forced to use a cane due to the disaster that occurred during his last case - is all Beatrice has in the way of a bodyguard . . .


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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus (23 April 2013)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0749956623
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749956622
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 92,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jayne Ann Krentz is the critically-acclaimed creator of the Arcane Society world. She also writes as Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle. Jayne has written more than forty New York Times bestsellers under various pseudonyms and more than twenty-five million copies of her books are currently in print. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

The historical novels she writes as Amanda Quick all feature her customary irresistible mix of passion and mystery, and also have a strong psychic/paranormal twist.

Please visit her on the web at www.jayneannkrentz.com

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Quick delivers everything her fans yearn for: a strong mystery with otherworldly touches; delightful, smart characters; a fast paced and powerful plot, and a story that they'll stay up all night to finish. The only thing readers will want is more (RT Book Reviews)

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From the author of the Arcane Society series comes a brand new series of Victorian novels with a paranormal twist

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Romance Junkies Review 5 Jun 2013
By Voracious for Books VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
There's little I like better than immersing myself in an Amanda Quick novel. There's just something about her novels that I have loved since the 80's when she was writing as Stephanie James.

Beatrice is a resourceful woman who has secrets, forced to rely on her wits and with the cunning equal to any man, she hides in plain sight as a paid companion. Safe, beneath the notice of the rich and powerful, underestimated ...until a mysterious stranger aids her one night and gives the firm impression that he knows a great deal about her.

Joshua Gage is a man who understands about keeping secrets. For years he was a shadowy figure who operated in the dark in order to protect his country. Now with his body battered and his face scarred, he no longer has the capability or interest in returning to being the man he once was. When he runs across Beatrice, he is indebted to her because she awakens something in him that has been sleeping. He doesn't believe in the existence of psychic phenomena but with very little effort he could believe in the existence of true love.

THE MYSTERY WOMAN is a classic Amanda Quick novel. A heroine who is the complete opposite of a timid and helpless Victorian miss, a hero who carries emotional and physical scars, the threat of evil, paranormal abilities and an unexpected physical attraction between the main characters. While this book was enjoyable and held my interest, I feel that it lacked something. A spark of originality or something that would set it apart from one of the author's many other novels. Reading this novel was like taking a sip of a delicious hot drink and having your pleasure dulled by finding that your drink was luke warm.

However, I did enjoy the gothic atmosphere of the book, the creeping menace of the threat to Beatrice alongside the solid romance between her and Joshua. The two of them made a great team.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mystery Woman 28 April 2013
By SylviaT
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Love this author in all her guises. This one follows her formula but that's what we like and why we can't wait for the next book!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great author 20 May 2013
By linda67
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can not help it always love any thing by this author love the way she mixes the past with " magic"
A+++++++
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5.0 out of 5 stars Victorian paranormal 16 April 2014
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Miss Beatrice Lockwood works as a paid companion at a speciallised agency that also has a paranormal aspect. In the course of a job she meets Joshua Gage who helps her foil a crime. Then the adventure begins...
I quite enjoyed this book and found it quite a compulsive read even though I figured out who the bad guy was early on. I love Jayne Ann Krentz and enjoy her books.
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