Whom the Gods Love

Whom the Gods Love

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At a mist-shrouded villa on Lake Como, an Italian nobleman is grooming a young English tenor for a career on the glittering operatic stage. Before their sojourn is over, one will die by violence and the other will disappear. Enter Julian Kestrel, Regency dandy and amateur sleuth. Travelling on the Continent with his ex-pickpocket valet, Dipper, Kestrel is irresistibly drawn into this baffling murder case. Among the suspects are a runaway wife and her male soprano lover; a liberal nobleman at odds with Italy's Austrian overlords; a mocking Frenchman with perfect pitch; and a beautiful, clever woman who begins to haunt Kestrel's dreams. Soon Kestrel is caught between the shadowy Carbonari - secret rebels against the Austrians - and the equally ruthless Austrian-sponsored police. But at the heart of the mystery is the captivating tenor known only as Orfeo. Was he a political agent? A callous adventurer? A jealous lover? These questions take on a new urgency when the killer strikes again. And as Kestrel uncovers the truth, he risks becoming the next victim.
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ISBN: 9781937384340
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rjhbooks Feb 18, 2014

my new favourite author! I just love everything about this series. Julian Kestrel is very intriguing

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Mar 10, 2012

Julian Kestrel, I love you: master of conversation, champion du beau monde, fashion dandy, and amateur detective extraordinaire. The equal, if not the superior, to Poirot, you dazzle me with your wits and are just an all-round wonderkid. What can I say? If you love mystery and historical fiction—heck, if you even consider either—this is a must read. The only thing I fault my boy Julian for is that his denouement is not quite as flourishing as Poirot's (du tout), but watching him get there is an absolute delight. Did I mention I love this guy? I do. You will too.

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