Murder in Thrall

Murder in Thrall

Book - 2013
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From Anne Cleeland comes the first in a captivating new mystery series, following the perilous exploits of two Scotland Yard detectives as they track down London's most elusive killer. . . First-year detective Kathleen Doyle and Chief Inspector Michael Sinclair, Lord Acton, are a most unlikely pair. An Irish redhead of humble beginnings and modest means, Doyle is the antithesis of Acton, the British lord who has established himself as a brilliant but enigmatic figure with a knack for solving London's most high profile homicides. But Acton senses something exceptional beneath Doyle's awkward naivet and taps her to help him with his investigations. And her spot-on intuition is just what he needs to solve a chilling string of murders.
Publisher: New York : Kensington Pub Corp, ©2013
ISBN: 9780758287915
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY CLEELAND 2013
Characteristics: 282 pages ; 24 cm


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Apr 02, 2018

This was such an AMAZINGLY great book! The characters are terrific, smart, and diverse. The inner monologue the main character carries is off the charts. I TOTALLY recommend this author & this book. I've got a hold on for the next in the series one too! Wonderful... read it!

May 31, 2017

Not an enjoyable read. I won't be reading other books in this series.

Feb 06, 2017

Badly in need of a good editor. The story is disjointed, often explaining the plot after the fact. Has the feeling of being set before the technology age, yet relies heavily on mobile phones. Hopefully, the author will do better in future episodes.

Nov 08, 2016

The first book in the Doyle & Acton Mystery series

AuntJane Feb 25, 2015

I couldn't get past the Lynley/Havers comparison - I finally skipped to the end to find out what happened and whether I wanted to invest my time in reading the details. I ended up skimming the entire book - it seemed so preposterous to me I couldn't figure out how these two characters got from A to C.

Aug 25, 2014

New author. At first glance borrows heavily from the Inspector Lynley/ Havers theme. In reality, not so much. It's a bit scattered plot-wise but shows promise. I'll read the next in the series to see how it evolves.

suzeherself Feb 09, 2014

Loved the book...stayed up to three in the morning to finish it! Ms Cleeland write faster!

Cdnbookworm Nov 09, 2013

This mystery is very different. Narrated mostly by one character, DC Kathleen Doyle, there are also short bits at the beginning of each chapter by another character. This is a case of intense love, serial murder, and stalking. The story is complex as are the emotions of the characters. Kathleen is one of the objects of love at the beginning, but she also develops love for another character herself as the book grows more intense. This is a book about what people will do for love. At first I thought of Kathleen as a weak character, but her inner strength became more obvious as the book continued. At first I thought the relationship she develops unbalanced, but it became more obvious that she was a good match for her partner in many interesting ways. I liked the complexities and how it made you think about obsession, good and bad. This is one you want to reread almost immediately after finishing it, to see the subtleties.

madgehui Aug 28, 2013

a disappointment. more romance than mystery.


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