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eBook Cut to the Quick: Julian Kestrel #1 ePub

by Kate Ross

  • ISBN: 1934609498
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Kate Ross
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Felony & Mayhem (April 16, 2010)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1614 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1339 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 553

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Julian Kestrel, Julian Kestrel, Julian Kestrel. Julian Kestrel makes a slightly mysterious and yet very gracious entrance in this novel by rescuing a young and very drunk Hugh, heir to the illustrious Fontclair name.

Julian Kestrel, Julian Kestrel, Julian Kestrel. Can't tell you how many times his name came up when I attempted to gather information about a book series which was/is similar to the St. Cyr or Captain Lacey series. Problem was/is the author, Kate Ross, apparently passed away after writing only four books in the series which left the Julian Kestrel fans bereft relative to her passing and the end of the Julian Kestrel series. Julian Kestrel makes a slightly mysterious and yet very gracious entrance in this novel by rescuing a young and very drunk Hugh, heir to the illustrious Fontclair name and estate, who is making a fool of himself at a gaming club.

CUT TO THE QUICK introduced the well-dressed Julian Kestrel; a gentleman without a formal education or. .

CUT TO THE QUICK introduced the well-dressed Julian Kestrel; a gentleman without a formal education or prospects. He had no money to speak of but his strength was his common sense and shrewd judge of character. It also didn't hurt that he was popular, and young noblemen tended to imitate his style of dress. May 21, 2012 Caroline rated it it was amazing.

1993) (The first book in the Julian Kestrel series) A novel by Kate Ross. Similar books by other authors. The Yard (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad, book 1) Alex Grecian. April 2010 : USA Paperback.

Upon discovering Julian Kestrel and Kate Ross, I was in love. The writing style is for readers who want an intellectual experience with their mystery. The hero is historically interesting ( an English dandy) and emotionally interesting as well ( certainly not the typical private eye)

Upon discovering Julian Kestrel and Kate Ross, I was in love. The hero is historically interesting ( an English dandy) and emotionally interesting as well ( certainly not the typical private eye). The outcomes of all four Kate Ross books make sense, there is no gratuitous violence, and the writing does not insult your intelligence.

Julian Kestrel is the walking definition of a Regency-era dandy. He cares about little beyond the perfection of his tailoring, he lives for the bon mot, and his life has the specific gravity and the fleeting charm of a soap-bubble. At least thats what hed like you to think. In fact, it rather suits Kestrel to be perpetually underestimated, particularly when as in this instance his weekend at a glamorous country estate is spoiled by a dead girls body being found in his bed. Thriller & Crime. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Kestrel, Julian (Fictitious character), Weddings. New York : Penguin Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; ctlibrary; china; americana.

Most of the household was in bed, although a few servants remained to wait at table. Sir Robert thought it best to send it quietly to Alderton tonight, before news of the murder created a sensation in the village. Rawlinson and Senderby also had instructions to bring back two men from the village, a carpenter and a stationer. They would be sworn in as special constables, charged with assisting Senderby in the murder investigation.

Julian Kestrel is a fictional character in a four book mystery series by Kate Ross. The books in the series include Cut to the Quick (1994), A Broken Vessel (1995), Whom the Gods Love (1996), and The Devil in Music (1998)

Julian Kestrel is a fictional character in a four book mystery series by Kate Ross. The books in the series include Cut to the Quick (1994), A Broken Vessel (1995), Whom the Gods Love (1996), and The Devil in Music (1998). The novels and short story in the series are set in the English Regency era in Great Britain.

Katherine Jean "Kate" Ross was an American mystery author who wrote four books set in Regency-era England .

Katherine Jean "Kate" Ross was an American mystery author who wrote four books set in Regency-era England about the dandy Julian. are

Katherine Jean "Kate" Ross (June 21, 1956 – March 12, 1998) was an American mystery author who wrote four books set in Regency-era England about the dandy Julian Kestrel. The novels in the series are Cut to the Quick (1994), which won the 1994 Gargoyle award for in the category of Best Historical Mystery, A Broken Vessel (1995), Whom the Gods Love (1996) and The Devil in Music (1997), which won the 1997 Agatha Award for in the category of Best Novel.

Julian Kestrel is the walking definition of a Regency-era dandy. He cares about little beyond the perfection of his tailoring, he lives for the bon mot, and his life has the specific gravity and the fleeting charm of a soap-bubble. At least that's what he'd like you to think. In fact, it rather suits Kestrel to be perpetually underestimated, particularly when as in this instance his weekend at a glamorous country estate is spoiled by a dead girl's body being found in his bed.

Comments

Nikok Nikok
Kate Ross certainly knew the lingo. I've read the 11 book series of CS Harris and the 11 book series of Ashley Gardner. All three of these ladies deal with the Regency time period in England. Gardner and Harris explore more of the landscape in their novels while Ross has focused on an incident within a confined area, more in the style of an Agatha Christie novel. I found the central character as an enigma since he seems to be well-to-do, but absent a lineage or antecedents, which the other two authors define for their protagonists. Kestrel has no education and is from a financially destitute family, and yet, he is financially capable of supporting a valet and attending events normal associated with the upper classes. He gets himself invited to be the groom for an aristocrat's wedding out of the blue, which seems a bit far fetched, but once the story unfolds it becomes a rather good whodunit. There are three other novels in this line and I shall read them all. It is too bad that Ross is deceased, and so, I'll be in limbo within a very short period of time. What she did much better than the other two authors is capture the common language of the time. I recommend this author for anyone interested in this time period or an Agatha Christie type story.
CopamHuk CopamHuk
Julian Kestrel, Julian Kestrel, Julian Kestrel... Can't tell you how many times his name came up when I attempted to gather information about a book series which was/is similar to the St. Cyr or Captain Lacey series. Problem was/is the author, Kate Ross, apparently passed away after writing only four books in the series which left the Julian Kestrel fans bereft relative to her passing and the end of the Julian Kestrel series.

Hankering for something to take my attention off my hankering for the glorious Sebastian St. Cyr, who in my opinion, has got to be the prime hero of all the regency novels I've read and that's a lot of books, let me tell you. I've read hundreds and hundreds and Sebastian is, well... He. Just. Is.

So, I decided to brave new waters and downloaded this book yesterday. I can't honestly compare Julian to Sebastian because he's really nothing like St. Cyr. But, still and all, he is unique and although he is touted as a Beau Brummell type of guy, he comes across as very youthful, very kind, and humble. In this first book, he is willing to help out strangers, has taken on a valet named Dipper - who was apparently given that name because he was good at thievery before Julian reformed him - and befriends the weak and insecure folks he comes across. I liked Julian's character a lot.

In this first book in the series, he befriends a young man named Hugh Fontclair who has unexpectedly found himself set to be married to a young woman who is the daughter of a Mr. Craddock - apparently a rich Cit, and he's not ready to be married. Hugh hasn't experienced adventure, wine or women so to speak but, Mr. Craddock is holding a terrible secret over the family and the family wins out. When Julian befriends Hugh at his first gaming hell experience, he decides to ask his new best friend to be his groomsman at his upcoming wedding. Julian is a bit surprised but considers his attendance at the house party leading up to the wedding will give him a bit of a respite from his finances, so decides to take Hugh up on his request.

This of course sets up Julian to become a sleuth extraordinaire when he finds a dead woman in his room after being in residence at the house party for a few days. Secrets are deep and dark in the Fontclair family and the murder of the woman found in Julian's room will motivate and inspire Julian toward becoming a mystery solver. He has quite the knack for it and of course, we get to tag along while he does his thing. The writing is exquisite, Julian is quite a different type of hero and I was dialed into the twists and turns of the storyline.

Regarding the components of the mystery and those who were involved to whatever degree, there was one individual that I felt should have been made to pay a higher price than they paid for their misdeeds. I won't say who, but the resolution to the mystery could have been a bit more tidy in my opinion.
Tygrafym Tygrafym
I'd never heard of Kate Ross nor the Julian Kestrel series - so what a wonderful surprise the discovery was! Very well written, excellent mysteries with characters one cares about because they are well-drawn and fleshed-out. Enough clues along the way so that one may try to solve the mystery (but will probably fail - many twists - no pun intended). Gently written, despite occasional gore. Moments of good wit. Historic detail. Good dialogue. Convincing cockney & "flash" when appropriate to a character. A touch of romance - sometimes wistful. For this first offering, I'd say that those who enjoy G. Heyer and period mysteries, will be sure to enjoy this book. My only regret is that only 4 of Kate Ross' books are offered on kindle. I believe there are several more in hard copy. There will be no more after that, as the author has passed away; I never knew her, but I miss her already.
Memuro Memuro
This is a great choice for Regency-era lovers, although if you're looking for something spicy with flirtation and sex, keep shopping. This has more of a Downton-Abbey family-values restraint (set a hundred years earlier, in the early 1800s, during the reign of Price George). I enjoy the Regency era mainly for the "other" meaning of romance, i.e., the fascination of an era full of refinement, elegant clothing and lifestyles, and manners. I'll pick up a racy romance now and then but in general find them not especially well-written. Kate Ross reminded me a bit of Georgette Heyer in her attention to relationships and the delicate politics of society.

Julian Kestrel makes a slightly mysterious and yet very gracious entrance in this novel by rescuing a young and very drunk Hugh, heir to the illustrious Fontclair name and estate, who is making a fool of himself at a gaming club. Kestrel winds up at the Fontclair family seat in the thick of a murder investigation, where Hugh's family does a very good job of looking down their noses at him, viewing him as a shallow dandy. The murder investigation goes on a wee bit too long for me, or I should say, it evolves in a protracted way without enough encouraging clues to add excitement and forward movement. Hence the four instead of five stars. I must conclude, though, that I was very much compensated by Kate Ross's elegant writing style (a rarity anymore).