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Book Review of An Affair with Mr. Kennedy (Gentlemen of Scotland Yard, Bk 1)

An Affair with Mr. Kennedy (Gentlemen of Scotland Yard, Bk 1)
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A quite fun and entertaining read by a new author, although not a keeper for me. This book is written in a light-hearted almost tongue-in-cheek style. Because it takes place in an era much closer to our own, there are modern touches, like bicycles and motorized "roadsters". The hero, Zeno "Zak" Kennedy, is a dedicated Scotland Yard detective, and gets to perform a couple of daring rescues, but the heroine is not exactly helpless herself. I liked that when a problem arose between them, she confronted him honestly and directly, so there were no dragged out misunderstandings. In the second half of the book, the pace picked up, with a chase after the bad guys from London to Paris. Two of Zeno's fellow "Yard men" are introduced in this book, who I think will be the heroes of future stories. The ending was very sweet and touching. I gave it 3 stars because of a couple of things in the plot that strained believability.


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