Wednesday, 16 April 2014

India Black - Carol K.Carr

When Sir Archibald Latham of the War Office dies from a heart attack while visiting her brothel, Madam India Black is unexpectedly thrust into a deadly game between Russian and British agents who are seeking the military secrets Latham carried. Blackmailed into recovering the missing documents, India finds herself dodging Russian agents, seducing spies and embarking on midnight sleigh rides.

My thoughts:
Now this was a different kind of heroine. India is a former whore who is now the proud owner of her own brothel, you go girl. She can now rest her feet and have a glass of whisky while she tries to keep her girls in line.

But more than that is happening as this is a mystery/spy novel. India gets blackmailed to help her country. And a former whore does have her charm and that is why they want her. But India was cool, and continued to help everyone through the book. Because this woman does not give up. Which is of course why there are more books about her helping the government ;)

To her help she has a street rat (I am just gonna call him that) that comes in handy. And the mysterious spy Mr French. I can't wait to get to know him more for here it felt like we just brushed the surface.

Mystery, danger, spy-game, a touch of humour and a resourceful woman is what you get in this book. And that is takes place in the late 1800s is truly the best part. It make it a bit more exciting, and harder for them too.

Conclusion:
A fun book, and I can't wait to see what India comes up with next.

Cover
nice

Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 17th 2014 by Titan Books (first published November 23rd 2010)
Madam of Espionage Mysteries #1
Historical Fiction / mystery
for review


66 comments:

  1. Would like to read this. Sounds so good.

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  2. I love India! I have read the first 2 but I need to read the 3rd one still :)

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    1. I have read the first 2 now too :D

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  3. oh India sounds like a strong character I would love!

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  4. Oh I know this one! But haven't got the chance to read even the first of the series yet (again, the woe!)

    ~Mogsy

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  5. I want this one. Everything you said about it--exactly the kinds of things I like in my books. THANKS.

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  6. I love historical mysteries. Have you tried Lady Emily? That's one of my fave series

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  7. This sounds like a fun book. I wantz!

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  8. I want this too! I love the sound of the former whore turned Madame!

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  9. This sounds super fun - I love when you have unlikely heroes and heroines showing their strength. Awesome review!

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    1. Unlikely she was, and I loved that she was not the best but she got the job done

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  10. I like heroines like that. I think I should check this one out! Merci. :)

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  11. I like India, especially in this one as she still new to me. I just got the latest in the series the other day, but haven't gotten around to starting it yet.

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    1. Cool :D In just read book 2 and liked that even more

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  12. I like historical spy books. I do think I'm going to add this one to my huge wishlist!!

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  13. Sounds fun. I'll look for it.

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  14. 'You go girl' is exactly right! I think I would like this very much, considering the heroine and the mystery. Very refreshing.

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    1. It sure was different and I liked that

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  15. I like India already! This sounds like something I would really enjoy, thanks for the recommendation:)

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  16. She sounds like a resourceful main character I would enjoy

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  17. I love India. Actually, I'm reading India Black and the Gentleman Thief. :-)

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  18. This sounds quite good, you have had some awesome books this week,

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  19. I've heard a lot about this series, so I'm glad to see you enjoyed it. I definitely need to pick this up soon! :)

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  20. I love the sound of this one and I like the cover. :)

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  21. oh that's nice! I love the idea. And a spy book? Been so long since I haven't read one!

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  22. I've heard good things about this series!

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  23. I liked this one well enough; the second one though broke the charm. So just you know.

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    1. You know we never like the same stuff...brace yourself...I liked 2 more ;)

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  24. Now that sounds really different. I've never heard of this series.

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  25. This sounds so good!! I just found it on amazon US, and the US has a different cover.

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  26. I enjoyed this one, Linda, although not enough to continue reading this series. I see they changed the cover as well. Both are beautiful! :)

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  27. Hmm might need to try this one. Love the cover!

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  28. This was so much fun! I can't believe I still haven't read the second book.

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  29. Another series I need to read...

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  30. This sounds fun! Definitely adding to my to read!

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  31. Nice review, I think this is already on my wishlist.

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