Wednesday, September 8, 2010

For the King by Catherine Delors

Another winner from Catherine Delors! I just loved her first book, Mistress of the Revolution, and was so excited to dive into For the King!

For the King can be described as a historical mystery with hints of romance. It tells the story of Chief Detective Roch Miquel who is investigating the attempted assassination of Napoleon Bonaparte that occurred on Christmas Eve 1800. The attempt failed, but dozens of innocent people were either killed or maimed.

Road blocks, such as spies, shady characters and the threat of the deportation of his father are constantly getting in his way of finding the suspects.

For the King was vastly different from Mistress of the Revolution, but I enjoyed it all the same. I loved the detective work and the action. Early 19th century Paris came alive. A golden historical fiction book; highly recommended.

I won this from Enchanted by Josephine.