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Series This is a very good historical mystery THE OTHER THAT STATE IT IS BORING OR other reviews that state it is boring or as good as the first I almost put off reading this because of those reviews but the negative comments I found to be nwarranted I enjoyed this This is not my favorite Bow Runner series I enjoyed the Sir John Fielding series and the Matthew Hawkwood series much I also enjoyed the first book in this series than this one I wish that Goodreads allowed half stars if it did I would give this book two and a half stars I ve been reading a lot #On Napoleon Recently And Thought This Murder Mystery Would Be # Napoleon recently and thought this murder mystery would be because it s set after Waterloo While I liked the lead character an early Bow Street Runner the motivations of the bad guys were just too confusing perhaps because their characters weren t When you read a book and you re sad to see the series end It s He Taught Me to Hope (Darcy and the Young Knights Quest unfortunate that these two authors only made two of these fantastic regency adventures A muddy confused plotIn July 1815 having returned home from war with France HMS Bellerophon one of England s finest battleships rests at anchor in Plymouth Sound transporting a very special prisoner The water is crowded with everything from dories to schooners with passengers clamoring for a look at Napoleon who is being held on board pending the English government s decision as to whether he should be executed exiled or held over for civil trialIn the resulting chaos a woman apparently drowns and washesp on shore But when her body is examined closely Leon’s execution others for his exile and still others for a civil trial on English soil For one humble London detective the debate has turned deadly Bow Street Runner Henry Morton has a murder to solve and Napoleon himself is at the heart of the matterThe victim is a Frenchwoman the mistress of a count Soon Morton is racing. ,

Nicely paced Authentic feel to the time and period WELL RESEARCHED AND WELL WRITTEN A SOLID SEUEL THAT researched and well written A solid seuel that s to England after the war with the French has been resolved but the matter of all the playwrs 8n that war not so much A really good read Just remember that in mystery stories villain are some time hero s and hero s are sometimes villains Then again sometimes they re both If you like this you ll like The Thief Taker I loved the first book Thief Taker That and this book feature Henry Morton A Bow Street Runner This #Book Is Set In The Summer Of # is set in the summer of in London I was disappointed that this writing duo haven t written another book since this one was released in 2003 I think they have portrayed this little known era in British crime fighting history very well This book is full of intrigue and mystery Napoleon has been replaced by the monarchy in France and many French ex pats in England still want to be involved in the political turmoil that is in France Morton and his runners are pulled into political intrigue than they want to be involved in and there s a slew of bodies found along the way This is an exciting time in British history and I would like to see of it It would be great to see a tv series set around the Bow Street Runners But importantly I would like to see of Henry Morton Don t let this be the end Another fine historical mystery from the author tandem writing as TF Banks See my review of The Thief Taker which is the first book in this series It s too bad there aren t in this. For twenty years England and France have been at war Now the war has come homeOn a sunny July day in 1815 Plymouth Sound is crowded with boats vying for a view of England’s great battleship HMS Bellerophon For aboard the vessel is the stout little Frenchman who threw the world into chaos In London some people clamor for Napo. He is revealed to be Angeliue Desmarches the mistress of a high level French aristocrat and it #is clear that she has been tortured Henry Morton one of Bow Street # clear that she has been tortured Henry Morton one of Bow Street best known Runners smells a murder and his initial thought is that she has been interrogated for her possible knowledge of the Royalist s plans for the captured Little EmperorSkulduggery corruption intrigue and secret diplomacy all hide nder knowledge of the Royalist s plans for the captured Little EmperorSkulduggery corruption intrigue and secret diplomacy all hide nder rocks That Morton Turns Over As He Conducts His Investigation From Morton turns over as he conducts his investigation from to the shores of the English Channel Unfortunately despite the high hopes I had for this novel after my immense enjoyment of Banks debut novel in the series THE THIEF TAKER this second entry in THE BOW STREET RUNNER series just didn t seem to clickWhereas THE THIEF TAKER was deeply atmospheric filled with a rich cornucopia of period detail and a puzzling well plotted mystery peopled by well developed characters whose lives would mean something to a reader THE EMPEROR S ASSASSIN was a rather muddy meandering mystery that seemed to plod along rather interminably and lurch from one crisis to the next without really developing into anything exciting The lack luster plot that left me frankly confused as to who was royalist who was loyalist and who was on whose side Nor was this weakness mitigated by colourful character development or a strong descriptive portrayal of the rich teeming ambience of the Regency periodOnly moderately enjoyable and not really recommended as a particularly good example of a Regency mysteryPaul Weis. Through a demimonde of French expatriates Bonapartists fanatical Royalists and one very dangerous drunken petty crook From an exotic London brothel to a scene of carnage on a Dartmoor farm the detective enters a covert war over Napoleon’s fate And amid the betrayal deception and murder Morton will face a waterloo of his own.