A Most Extraordinary Pursuit

A Most Extraordinary Pursuit

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Known for her original plots, deft characterization, and lyrical voice, Juliana Gray presents an extraordinary novel of an uncommon pursuit ... February, 1906. As the personal secretary of the recently departed Duke of Olympia--and a woman of scrupulous character--Miss Emmeline Rose Truelove never expected her duties to involve steaming through the Mediterranean on a private yacht, under the prodigal eye of one Lord Silverton, the most charmingly corrupt bachelor in London. But here they are, improperly bound on a quest to find the duke's enigmatic heir, current whereabouts unknown. An expert on anachronisms, Maximilian Haywood was last seen at an archaeological dig on the island of Crete. And from the moment Truelove and Silverton disembark, they are met with incidents of a suspicious nature: a ransacked flat, a murdered government employee, an assassination attempt. As they travel from port to port on Max's trail, piecing together the strange events of the days before his disappearance, Truelove will discover the folly of her misconceptions--about the whims of the heart, the motives of men, and the nature of time itself.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2016.
Edition: Berkley trade paperback edition.
ISBN: 9780425277072
0425277070
Branch Call Number: F GRAY
Characteristics: viii, 451 pages ; 21 cm

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marthabwaters
Oct 24, 2016

Juliana Gray is a pseudonym for Beatriz Williams, whose historical fiction I really like. Under the Gray pseudonym, she wrote two historical romance trilogies that are among my favorite romance novels ever, so I was pleased to see she was bringing the pseudonym back for a new historical mystery/adventure series. This is hard to explain, as it involves romance, mythology, and supernatural elements, but I think it's likely to appeal to fans of Deanna Raybourn and her ilk, and I thoroughly enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next installment. (In the meanwhile, I'm going to re-read her romances, set in this same universe, because seriously -- so. good.)

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