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by John Dickson Carr

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John Dickson Carr
Carroll Graf Publishers (June 1994)
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John Dickson Carr (Author). Book 23 of 23 in the Gideon Fell Series. If you have never read Carr, start with "Hag's Nook!" Knowing that I like mysteries, John Carr has long been on my radar.

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Graf Publishers, New York. Dark clouds scudded across a moon which had not quite reached its full. Published by arrangement with Clarice M. Carr. Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc. 260 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10001. Manufactured in the United States of America. 1. The warmth of the Carolina night lay on James Island at the entrance to Charleston harbor. Jessamine and magnolia added their scents of early May. I am used to reading Historical Romances written by Julie Garwood & Jude Deveruax that I was quite skeptical about K. Robards in this area. I thought I'd give Ms. Robards a chance & give this book a try. I am glad I did, as it turned out to be one of the most exciting and heart warming books I've read.

John Dickson Carr (November 30, 1906 – February 27, 1977) was an American author of detective stories, who also published using the pseudonyms Carter Dickson, Carr Dickson and Roger Fairbairn. Carr is generally regarded as one of the greatest writers of so-called "Golden Age" mysteries; complex, plot-driven stories in which the puzzle is paramount. He was influenced in this regard by the works of Gaston Leroux and by the Father Brown stories of G. K. Chesterton.

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Dark of the moon - Dr. Gideon Fell 22. John Dickson Carr. SUMMARY: When Dr Gideon Fell, that most eminent of eccentric sleuths, finds himself at a party whose guests are in a state of deep agitation, all the faculties of his detective genius are called into play

Dark of the moon - Dr. SUMMARY: When Dr Gideon Fell, that most eminent of eccentric sleuths, finds himself at a party whose guests are in a state of deep agitation, all the faculties of his detective genius are called into play

by John Dickson Carr.

by John Dickson Carr. Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13: 9780881843040.

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  • Right up there with Kathleen E Woodiwiss. Easy to read. Believable. Hated for the story to end. Loved the characters and the way they blender together.

  • I am used to reading Historical Romances written by Julie Garwood & Jude Deveruax that I was quite skeptical about K. Robards in this area. However, since Maggy's Child is one of my favorite books (even if it wasn't a H.R.N.), I thought I'd give Ms. Robards a chance & give this book a try. I am glad I did, as it turned out to be one of the most exciting and heart warming books I've read.
    When Connor d'Arcy helped a young lad and his friend even after they tried to robbed him, I was already touched by his warm heart. He offered them an honest job, roof on their heads and food on their tables. He meant well and didn't think there will be any trouble when he took them both to Donoughmore... until one of them turned out to be a lass.
    Caitlyn O'Malley: fiesty in the outside yet frightened in the inside. Even from the beginning, Connor seemed to see through her. He knew she was scared when everyone thinks she's just a hellcat. Despite learning that the lad was actually a lass, Connor still insist she stays with him in Donoughmore instead of her robbing people in Dublin's street and sooner or later get caught & hanged or raped (when her true sex is revealed). After all the hassles and the commotion, She remained in Connor's protection, have learned to trust & loved the d'Arcy family and eventually, grew up to be a lovely lady who became highly seeked for by many young man in the neighboring countryside. The transformation was writtened beautifully. Full of heart warming and exciting details. Some are straight to the point so there is no dragging parts. I specially enjoyed the scene where her true sex was discovered. Right after that, the story just gets better & better. The developing of Caitlyn's feelings for Connor and vise versa was just as lovely. I enjoyed the part when both shows jealousy. Since Caitlyn is not very controlled with her temper, her reactions to jealousy wasn't as subtle. I find her actions & remarks amusing. She is feiry up to the end! There are times Caitlyn seems spoiled, impractical and always wanting her ways but I must say, I really enjoyed her character. She is young and this stubborn flaw of hers makes the book more realistic. I am not usually taken by a too headstrong or too stubborn heroine but K.R. described her well. The way she wrote Caitlyn makes you see through her. Despite her stubborness and feiry temper, she is no match to Connor. This is what I liked about the book. K.R. made sure that Caitlyn's stubborness doesn't overshadow Connor's strength and ability. He still stands as the man. His patience (and I mean, PATIENCE!) made him even more of a MAN. He is gentle with her, understanding, generous, loving and kind. I say, they are both made for each other! Really great love story. The D'Arcy brothers as the secondary characters brought another excitement to this book. I wish K.R. would write sequel books for each brother. Liam, Rory & Cormac! I love them all...even the bitter-mouth Mickeen. Their affection for each other & the story of their childhood/growing up years are all heart warming scenes. This is what family is all about!
    Aside from the family story & Romance, the action twist of this book is also very unique. None like it so far. It's VERY exciting. A page turner for sure! The JAIL SCENE was the saddest of all...I cried and my heart tightened. I didn't know what to expect after reading this part. I had to pause to think about it for a while. Shamefully, I was tempted to read the back cuz I couldn't contain myself ( But NO I didn't cheat). I was actually praying the book wouldn't be a sad ending. I would be crushed if it is! So, to tell u the least, it is a HAPPY ending. I know this might ruin the thrill for some but I also know that there are lots of people who doesn't like reading a book with a sad ending. I didn't want any reader not to pick this book up for the fear of that. This is my second book of Karen Robards. The first of her historical romance novels. Now, I couldn't wait to read another one of her books. TWO THUMBS UP! This is another good book to add in my collection, One more book to add in my favorites!

  • Caution...this is NOT a feel good romance novel. I finished the story, and felt slightly sick afterwards. There is murder, severe physical abuse and heartbreaking scenes. They do not get a happily ever after. True, they end up together in the end, but they lose everything they ever had. I truly wish I hadn't read this book. I kept reading thinking things HAD to get better, but they really didn't. The writing was good, the content was just too dark for my taste. I read romance novels to relax and travel to a fantasy world, there is enough murder and physical abuse in the current world, I don't need to read fiction about the very same thing.

  • interseting but too many new characters just popping out of nowhere

  • Very good read. I read all of Karen Robards Books.They keep you going right till the end.

  • I used to love Karen Robards historical romance books as a teenager and in my early 20's. I had not read one in forever, but found myself in the mood one day and came across this newer historical romance she had written.

    For me, this one was just OK, mostly because I found the main female in this book to be incredibly annoying. She was an unnecessary brat without reason and not just once or twice, but over and over and over again. I get that she came from a place of living on the street and as such was supposed to take a tactic of fighting everything and everyone, but after awhile it was just so annoying I had to put the book down for a week or so before I could finish it. If the author had relaxed the bratty personality of the lead a bit as she grew older and used to her better circumstances, then this book would have worked much better as the plot was fine and the smaller characters- the brothers and friends, were well developed and the main love interest was enjoyable as well.

    Now with all that said, I still enjoy Karen Robards books more than most in the historical romance category. She's a skilled writer and her stories, though sometimes a bit far fetched are interesting enough to carry you through the book quickly and normally I enjoy the personalities in her stories.

  • I should say at the outset that I’m a huge fan of Karen Robards historical romances and many of them grace my best lists. This one is interesting because of its plot detour in the middle.

    Set in Ireland, beginning in 1784, this is the story of Caitlyn O’Malley who, at 15, has lived on the streets of Dublin disguised as a lad for so long, she no longer sees herself as a girl. When she tries to pick the pocket of Connor d’Arcy, Earl of Iveagh, an Irish nobleman, believing him to be English, she is caught. Connor, having great sympathy for homeless lads, offers her a job on his farm with “three square meals a day.” Hungry, she accepts, traveling with him to Donoughmore Castle where Connor and his younger brothers farm sheep in the shadow of the burned out castle that was once their home. Caitlyn never considers her feminine gender will be discovered. However, she is wrong.

    Connor, whose family has suffered under the dreaded Protestant Ascendency (“the colonizers of a once-free land”), takes on another persona at night—the Dark Horseman. Riding with his brothers, all dressed in black, Connor robs from the rich Ascendency to aid Ireland’s poor. He’s a very worthy hero and, of course, Caitlyn falls in love with him. But there is a local landowner, an evil man, who covets what is Connor’s.

    This is very well written and had me on the edge of my seat wondering what the feisty Caitlyn would do next. But there’s a turn in the middle that takes Caitlyn to London, which had me a bit disappointed. All comes right in the end (of course) but one could have wished they stayed in Ireland.