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Don't Look Back (2002)

de Amanda Quick

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Lovers and partners-in-crime investigators Lavinia Lake and Tobias March continue their exciting newfound relationship, with its delicious mix of risky business, rising passion, and now--murder. As if a head for business and a nose for trouble aren't enough to distinguish fiercely independent Lavinia Lake from the other women of London's fashionable Claremont Lane, there is one more feature to set her apart. Lavinia is also well versed in the practice of mesmerism, an extraordinary gift that far surpasses mere charm and physical appeal. Nobody knows this better than the usually coolheaded Tobias March, who seems to have fallen hopelessly under her spell. Fortunately for all, however, Lavinia uses her powers for good. And ever since a tragedy involving one of her subjects, she has even retired them in favor of her work with Lake and March, a joint venture providing "discreet private inquiries for individuals of quality". Celeste Hudson, the stunningly beautiful young wife of a family friend and fellow mesmerist, could surely count herself among such individuals--were she still alive, that is. While mythology's Medusa could turn men to stone, lovely Celeste was more accustomed to turning them to jelly. In fact, unbeknownst to her husband, Howard, the ambitious Celeste was planning to use her talents to forge a new future in Society--one that would not include him. Sadly, her plans were cut short when she was murdered. Only a gentleman's cravat wound around her lovely neck remained for evidence--small compensation for the strange and priceless bracelet that may have been snatched from her wrist as she drew her last breath. As a result, Lake and March are soon in Howard Hudson's employ on the trail of the killer. But Tobias is convinced the dashing widower is more interested in tracking down the missing relic. If so, Howard is not alone. Any number of ruthless types are after the very same antiquity, whose centerpiece is an unusual blue cameo of inestimable value and supposed legendary powers--powers of immeasurable worth to anyone in Howard's line of work. Together, Lake and March undertake a tantalizing investigation that leads them from the glittering ballrooms of the ton to London's seediest taverns to a mesmerist whose therapies include treating ladies suffering from "hysteria" in a most unconventional method--and, not least of all, to the darkest reaches of men's psyches.… (mais)
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Exibindo 5 de 5
Narration was excellent, story engaging, made waiting for busses that never show up bearable ( )
  nmgski | Sep 9, 2019 |
Lavinie Lakeová se od svých londýnských současnic odlišuje především podnikavostí a uměním mesmerismu. Jejímu kouzlu beznadějně propadl dokonce i rozvážný Tobias March. Lakeová s Marchem podnikají v oboru, který nazývají "diskrétní soukromé pátrání pro lidi z vyšších společenských kruhů". Jedním z jejich klientů se stává Howard Hudson, jemuž kdosi zavraždil ženu Celeste, vyhlášenou krasavici, která si dokázala ochočit každého muže. Na místě činu zůstala jediná stopa, pánská vázanka omotaná kolem jejího půvabného krku. Zato naopak scházel náramek s nesmírně cenným modrým drahokamem, který vrah pravděpodobně stáhl mrtvé krasavici ze zápěstí. Hudson si najme Lakeovou s Marchem, aby našli vraha, ale elegantnímu vdovci se možná jedná především o to, aby dostal zpět šperk s modrým kamenem nepředstavitelné ceny, jemuž se připisuje nadpozemská moc. ( )
  nellay83 | Mar 19, 2016 |
With their tentative partnership still in place, Lavina Lake and Tobias March are once again after a killer. This time Lavina's past history has come back to haunt her. A stolen bracelet, murder, and mesmerism take Lavina and Tobias from the dirty back alleys of London into the world of the highest flyers.

Lavina is as pushy and opinionated as ever, but after a while she sort of grows on you. Still, it's the supporting cast, including the housekeeper and the younger members of each household that offer the story some lightness and humor. ( )
  SunnySD | Mar 11, 2012 |
As if a head for business and a nose for trouble aren't enough to distinguish Lavinia Lake from other women, Lavinia is also well versed in the practice of mesmerism. Nobody knows this better than Tobias March, who has fallen hopelessly under her spell. But Lavinia has retired her powers in favor of their partnership--providing "discreet private inquiries for individuals of quality." But when Celeste Hudson, the wife of a family friend and fellow mesmerist, is found murdered, with a gentleman's cravat wound around her lovely neck, Lake and March get on the trail of the killer. Any number of ruthless types--which may include the grieving husband--are after Celeste's priceless bracelet, said to possess legendary powers. And soon they will be after Tobias and Lavinia too, as the investigation leads them from the glittering ballrooms of the ton to the darkest reaches of men's psyches. ( )
  amarynt | Jul 28, 2010 |
Lavinia Lake is continuing on her profession of Inquiry Agent with the occasional help of Tobias March, while they both explore their relationship as well. An old friend approaches her about looking into the death of his wife and at the same time a precious jewel has gone missing. A jewel that's supposed to have powers of hypnotism.

It's an interesting read, the two main characters are great fun and it was fun to read the developing relationship between the two younger characters as well. There was occasionally too much modern attitudes but on the other hand there were also some quite amusing moments with the characters and the science of hypnotism at the time. I did enjoy the read. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Dec 10, 2009 |
Exibindo 5 de 5
Amanda Quick has cleverly joined the ranks of those romantic mystery writers who bring back unforgettable characters to solve yet another intriguing case. Lavinia and Tobias certainly know how to stir up trouble and mix in pleasure while on the job. Readers will be captured by their latest case—a mystery with all the wit, quick pace, suspense and surprises that are Ms. Quick's hallmarks.
 

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Lovers and partners-in-crime investigators Lavinia Lake and Tobias March continue their exciting newfound relationship, with its delicious mix of risky business, rising passion, and now--murder. As if a head for business and a nose for trouble aren't enough to distinguish fiercely independent Lavinia Lake from the other women of London's fashionable Claremont Lane, there is one more feature to set her apart. Lavinia is also well versed in the practice of mesmerism, an extraordinary gift that far surpasses mere charm and physical appeal. Nobody knows this better than the usually coolheaded Tobias March, who seems to have fallen hopelessly under her spell. Fortunately for all, however, Lavinia uses her powers for good. And ever since a tragedy involving one of her subjects, she has even retired them in favor of her work with Lake and March, a joint venture providing "discreet private inquiries for individuals of quality". Celeste Hudson, the stunningly beautiful young wife of a family friend and fellow mesmerist, could surely count herself among such individuals--were she still alive, that is. While mythology's Medusa could turn men to stone, lovely Celeste was more accustomed to turning them to jelly. In fact, unbeknownst to her husband, Howard, the ambitious Celeste was planning to use her talents to forge a new future in Society--one that would not include him. Sadly, her plans were cut short when she was murdered. Only a gentleman's cravat wound around her lovely neck remained for evidence--small compensation for the strange and priceless bracelet that may have been snatched from her wrist as she drew her last breath. As a result, Lake and March are soon in Howard Hudson's employ on the trail of the killer. But Tobias is convinced the dashing widower is more interested in tracking down the missing relic. If so, Howard is not alone. Any number of ruthless types are after the very same antiquity, whose centerpiece is an unusual blue cameo of inestimable value and supposed legendary powers--powers of immeasurable worth to anyone in Howard's line of work. Together, Lake and March undertake a tantalizing investigation that leads them from the glittering ballrooms of the ton to London's seediest taverns to a mesmerist whose therapies include treating ladies suffering from "hysteria" in a most unconventional method--and, not least of all, to the darkest reaches of men's psyches.

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