(A Bitter Draught Ravenwood Mysteries #2) PDF ¼ Sabrina Flynn
Never caged The birds chirped and the leaves rustled The backyard might have been peaceful if the whole place didn t feel as it were holding its breath waiting The windows were like yes and their watchfulness pricked her senses Sundays were tedious Preachers preached families picnicked and women wore white while the whores and the johns of the Barbary Coast feasted on sinThe books are both character and story driven We are learning and about Riot and Isobel but also the larger cast of characters in their world The lodgers at Riots house and the world of Isobel s twin More than that we are brought deep into the history of the area and the world in general learning the that injustice prejudice and corruption has always been with us And yes there were times in The Past Worse Than Now When Women past
Worse Than Now Whenthan now when to men and being homosexual could get you hangedThe mystery in A Bitter Draught is complex and we are taken along on the twisting paths as Isobel and Riot tease ach thread and ach clue out of hiding No databases no cellphones only investigation and interviews and long hours This is where the reader needs to be patient along with Isobel The story unfolds at it s own paceand you can t hurry it along It
s a wonderful sad incredible story and well worth the time spent to get to knowa wonderful sad incredible story and well worth the time spent to get to know people better Sabrina Flynn knocks it out of the park in her second installment in her Ravenwood Detective Agency series This follow up to From The Ashes brings Atticus Isobel All Roads Lead Home et al together on the hunt attempting to solve a series of murders at first apparently unrelated but upon further investigation unraveling a web of mysterious circumstances and unexpectedvil The author deftly tells a tale of love and hate jealousy and fidelity murder and mayhem in a fast paced and nthralling story that doesn t let go Continued xcellent character development nfolded in a first class mystery makes this a five star read imho I wait with great anticipation for the further xploits of the Ravenwood Detective Agency. Termined to throw Atticus Riot on her course and the two detectives collide in a sea of madness and murde. Rstand the characters and timelines You will also fall in love with 19th century San Francisco as a character and will appreciate the consideration the author has given it specially in this book The adventure takes you on the water in the city to Napa Valley and backWithout giving spoilers away if you love a great mystery involving a seemingly confusing knotted up uestion of how would this have happened historical fiction well developed characters seriously obsessed with Riot and dashes of humor intrigue a cat named Watson and Attention To Detail This to detail this is a must read ExcellentGreat second installment Like the first book I couldn t put this one down Pre ordered book 3 and I can t wait for the further adventures of Bel and AJ and the hint of attraction between them 45 StarsThis second installment of the Ravenwood Mysteries is ven better than the first Absolutely the only thing that keeps it from being 5 stars is that the book reuires the reader to make an investment and I m having trouble being patient at the moment By that I mean that Sabrina Flynn s writing is detailed and sometimes languid The time and place in this case San Francisco and nvirons in 1900 is a major character in the story and Flynn takes the time to set the stage with beautiful lyrical prose His line went to the dge of the world then dropped right off into freedom J P Humphrey glanced towards the looming rise as his streetcar began its climb In the two years that Humphrey had operated the
Park And Ocean Lineand Ocean line xpectation what waited over the hill never dwindled There were never two sunsets alike never the same two clouds in the morning and the taste of fog over a calm sheen of grey was a constant comfort to the aging conductor In San Francisco fences did not hem people in the city was one step away from the world The sea greeted Isobel like an old friend Its salt kissed her lips the waves washed against her ars with gentleness and the horizon beckoned her home With the sea a step away Isobel was. El steps out of the shadows to uncover the truth As she plunges into a storm of betrayal the winds are de.