Book Reviews of Deadly Illusions (Francesca Cahill, Bk 7)

Deadly Illusions (Francesca Cahill, Bk 7)
Deadly Illusions - Francesca Cahill, Bk 7
Author: Brenda Joyce
ISBN-13: 9780778321385
ISBN-10: 077832138X
Publication Date: 2/1/2005
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 87 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Deadly Illusions (Francesca Cahill, Bk 7) on + 147 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
"The Slasher" liked his women pretty, poor, and Irish. The first two victims survived their encounters with the mysterious madman, but the third one died. Worried that two of her friends, both working-class Irishwomen, might be in danger, Francesca Cahill begins her own investigation. Having developed something of a reputation as an amateur sleuth, Francesca is used to working with the New York police, and in particular police commissioner Rick Bragg. Although Francesca might be willing to put her own life in danger, her fiance, Calder Hart, is less than thrilled, especially since she is doing so with Rick, who is not only Calder's half brother but also a former rival for Francesca's affections. As Francesca searches for clues and struggles with her complicated feelings for two different men, readers will follow her from turn-of-the-century New York's immigrant tenements to its wealthiest mansions.
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Helpful Score: 1
A excellent mystery and love combine together.
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This is the 7th book in the series.

"The Slasher" liked his women pretty, poor, and Irish. The first two victims survived their encounters with the mysterious madman, but the third one died. Worried that two of her friends, both working-class Irishwomen, might be in danger, Francesca Cahill begins her own investigation. Having developed something of a reputation as an amateur sleuth, Francesca is used to working with the New York police, and in particular police commissioner Rick Bragg. Although Francesca might be willing to put her own life in danger, her fiance, Calder Hart, is less than thrilled, especially since she is doing so with Rick, who is not only Calder's half brother but also a former rival for Francesca's affections. As Francesca searches for clues and struggles with her complicated feelings for two different men, readers will follow her from turn-of-the-century New York's immigrant tenements to its wealthiest mansions. Fans of Joyce's Deadly romances will find the seventh in the series to be another entertaining blend of danger and desire.
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An excellent Joyce story. I had not read her for a long while and bought this because I read a good review. I thinkshe is writing better now. Her older books were getting stale.
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interesting mystry romance novel
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Francesca Cahill nove.
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a merder is killing irishwomen and friends of franccesca cahill and heiress,and ameture sleuth is trying to solve before her friends die.but her fiance and the police fear for her
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I love this series. Joyce has created such great characters, I can't wait for the next book.
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Great read! Highly recommended. Read it in two days!
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I like her story line but her writing ability is lacking. She is
overly fond of the word "slammed", etc. I find it grating on my
nerves. Also the sex scenes is just that, pure sex and no love
involved, just a wrestling match. She should leave of the sex and
just write a love story.
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I enjoyed it and awaiting the next in it's series.
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this is just a good series, period!
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I really enjoyed reading this series. The Rick-Francesca-Calder love triangle was really intense and sometimes hard to stop reading about.
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Mystery and romance. Good read.
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GOOD READ - MYSTERY AND ROMANCE
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Her newest book like her other ones is just great. " An elegant blend of mystery, and romance simmering with sexual tension." I really like it.
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Society sleuth Francesca Cahill should be bursting with happiness and glee: she's engaged to suave, rakish Calder Harte, who appreciates her intelligence and independence, and who has promised not to stand in her way. Except that circumstances and people keep trying to put a damper on her happiness. To begin with her father isn't too pleased with her engagement, and has only reluctantly agreed to it at her mother's cajoling. And then there is Calder's ex-mistress, Daisy, who is determined to drive a wedge between Francesca and Calder. And then there is Calder's jealously for his half-brother, police commissioner Rick Bragg, who Francesca was once enamored with. So that when Francesca begins to work closely with Bragg in order to nab a mad man who is attacking poor Irishwomen, her relationship with her fiance begins to feel the strains of jealousy and suspicion. Francesca is at her wit's end as to how she should cope with Calder's jealousy and the machinations of others. But in the meantime, there is a mad man to stop ...
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Calder Hart is a great hero.
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Despite the misgivings of her fiancee, Calder Hart, Francesca cannot turn away from a threat that is terrorizing the tenement neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. A madman has attacked three women, but while the first two victims survived, the third is dead, raising the stakes. All the victims are impoverished but beautiful Irishwomen--and Francesca fears that Maggie Kennedy and Gwen O'Neil, two friends who live nearby, could be next.

Soon she is working with her former love, police commisioner Rick Bragg--Calder's half brother and worst rival. But even as Calder's jealous passions leave his relationship with Francesca teetering on the brink, Francesca is frantically on the killer's trail, certain The Slasher will strike again--afraid she will be too late. . .
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Despite the misgivings of her fiancee, Calder Hart, Francesca canot turn away from a threat that is terrorizing the tenement neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. A madman has attacked three women, but while the first two victims survived, the third is dead, raising the stakes. All the victims are impoverished but beautiful Irishwomen - and Francesca fears that Maggie Kennedy and Gwen O'Neil, two friends who live nearby, could be next.

Soon she is working with her former love, police chief Rick Bragg - Calder's half brother and worst rival. But even as Calder's jealous passions leave his relationship with Francesca teetering on the brink, Francesca is frantically on the killer's trail, certain The Slasher will strike again - afraid she will be too late...