India Black

India Black

Book - 2011
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Madam India Black is thrust into a deadly game of intrigue and blackmail between Russian and British agents after Sir Archibald Latham of the War Office has a heart attack and dies while visiting her Victorian London brothel.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780425238660
0425238660
Characteristics: 296 p. ; 21 cm.

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cmlibrary_ecrites Feb 28, 2016

This is a fun, quick read. The banter between the main characters is whitty and enjoyable. I really like that India is a strong, willfull protagonist while not being great at everything. She doesn't master every task the first time and occasionaly has to climb out of holes she has dug for herself. This makes her more believable and made her easier to root for. Overall, great read!

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merlinsilver
Jun 13, 2015

The cheeky interactions between the characters is fun to watch as they get in and out of trouble. This is the second book that I have read by Carr and it did not disappoint. I really look forward to reading more of her books.

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Hermione1776
May 25, 2012

Highly entertaining! I wasn't sure what to think about a herione who owned a brothel, but I ended up thoroughly enjoying this read.

annelibnyc Sep 27, 2011

This was a super easy, breezy read but it still had substance. India Black is what you call "indomitable". As a London brothel keeper it is pretty hard to scare her or intimidate her. I definitely liked the book more than I thought I would but it was not as good as some of the other Victorian era mysteries that I have read.

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Barbryt
Feb 11, 2011

Really delightful. An utterly different cast from traditional Victorian historical fiction, albeit similar male/female wit and tension.

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