A Madam of Espionage mystery, No 1
Carol K. Carr
January 4, 2011/ ISBN 0425238660
Historical Mystery / England 1876
by Brenda Weeaks
India is the
madam of a high-end brothel. A British government official is found
dead in her house. India goes into self-preservation mode and tries
to dump his body. India seeks the help of Vincent - an Oliver Twist
look-a-like. Their effort is thwarted by a handsome stranger India
dubs "French". French is interested in both the deceased
man and his belongings. When they check the room where he frolicked
and died they find the "bit" who entertained him and an
important briefcase missing.
India is then
recruited by another government official to get the case back. India
in turn employs another madam to go undercover - literally - to
retrieve the case. India finds herself -as she puts it - "arse
over end" in the middle of an espionage adventure where she's
forced to "put her back into it" and get the case back.
is written in first person, which is the perfect way to hear Madam
Black's personal thoughts and wicked sense of humor. India Black
is a historical mystery full of espionage, adventure and bits of
the "old trade." Expect provocative narration about the
main character's past time, along with plenty of fast moving, action-packed
espionage scenes. Carr offers a lot of humorous, descriptive scenes
to make you laugh and/or blush.
It looks like
Carol Carr's first series is a blushing success.
Note: a lot of sexual comments