Monday, August 24, 2020

Kathleen Y'Barbo: The Black Midnight

By Kelly Bridgewater

Two Series of Murders Seem Mysteriously Connected
Step into True Colors -- a series of Historical Stories of Romance and American Crime

Could a series of murders in London in 1889 be related to unsolved murders in Austin, Texas, 1884? Queen Victoria wants to know and asks her granddaughter—who left the queen’s good graces by going off to America to become a Pinkerton agent—to quietly look for any connection. The catch is the queen doesn’t want her to do it alone. Alice Anne must find her former Pinkerton agent partner—now an attorney in Austin—and enlist him in the hunt. As the pair get closer to finding their suspect, their lives become endangered, but they refuse to be intimidated. Can this case be solved?

From Goodreads
My Thoughts:

Historical mysteries are a big hit. At least for me. I have been fascinated with the murders done by Jack the Ripper for  a long time. So when I read the synopsis for The Black Midnight, I couldn't wait to read the story. While I like my mysteries to focus on the solving of the crime, The Black Midnight does that at times, but to me, it read more like a contemporary romance with a hint of the mystery. Not a lot of thrills. It did jump from London to Austin, Texas and ended up in London. I am obsessed with London and hope someday to visit, but for now, I visit through stories. I wanted some more of the setting too. It seemed to not be that important. Overall, the mystery is safe with plenty of romance. I just wanted a little more to satisfy my taste. I'm sure others will love this story. 

I received a complimentary copy of The Black Midnight by Kathleen Y'Barbo from Barbour Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own. 

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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