"Strong Francesca Cahill mystery"
Francesca Cahill is a twenty-year-old woman born of very
wealthy parents who want her to marry only a man from a
socially prominent family. In 1901 NYC, if a woman didn't
find a husband, she was considered an old maid but
Francesca doesn't care about such frivolity. She wants a
career as a sleuth and has successfully solved three murder
cases to date.
Her parents are putting pressure on her to see Calder
Hart, a wealthy and prosperous lady's man who cares more
about Francesca than she is willing recognize. Instead
Francesca loves Calder's half brother Rick Bragg, the New
York Police Commissioner, who also happens to be a married
man. When Bragg's niece is kidnapped, Calder, Rick and
Francesca put aside their personal differences and work
together to get her out of the hands of a murderer who will
kill her if he doesn't get what he wants.
Each Francesca Cahill mystery is better than the one
before it. Brenda Joyce writes an exhilarating mystery
that ends satisfactorily. However, the characters' stories
continue in the next book in the series so that readers
always have a feeling of homecoming when they pick up the
latest Francesca tale. Personally, this reviewer can't
wait for the next romantic mystery in this enthralling
series to come out.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 10, 2002