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    Historical Murder Mystery

    The Corpse Played Dead by Georgina Clarke is a Historical Murder Mystery set in 18th Century London. Lizzie is a very interesting character since her profession is a harlot turned detective in disguise as a seamstress. Each character is fascinating because they seem very different from the norm and yet real. The story is serious, but at times lighthearted and fun. Exciting fast paced suspense that tantalizes the reader to the end. I haven’t read the first book in this series Death and the Harlot, but have purchased it to read next. I look forward to reading more by a new favorite author and about a new enchanting character Lizzie Hardwicke. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I appreciate the opportunity and thank the author and publisher for allowing me to read, enjoy and review this book. Loved it! 5 Stars
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    Really enjoyed the book.

    Charles Dickens would have been pleased! I was kept in suspense through to the end. The excellent use of the language and the interplay of the characters made me feel like I was in that period of time. The book was a pleasure to read.
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    She Does it All

    Georgina Clarke has a winners with the two novels Death of a Harlot and The Corpse Played Dead. Lizzie Hardwicke a prostitute who lives in London among murderous events. These two books work hand in hand and would suggest reading them in order. The characters are interesting as is the story and the gallop to find out who done it. Of course on the case is Acting Inspector Will Davenport who is also a mysterious and reserved chap that adds color and some hints of romance. A copy of this book was provided by Canelo via NetGalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my honest opinion." Can't wait for the next in this series.
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    Historical Fiction - Mystery & Murder

    The Corpse Played Dead by Georgina Clarke Lizzie Hardwicke #2 Intriguing premise for a book set in 1759 London sees Lizzie Hardwicke helping what will one be the Bow Street Runners solve a case in Drury Lane Theater. Mischief has been occurring and the theater manager has asked for help so the Magistrate requests Lizzie’s undercover assistance posing as a seamstress to spy on the situation. Little does Lizzie realize that there will be more than mischief to deal with. There will be scoundrels, abuse, lying, cheating, sneaking, hints at Lizzie’s backstory and a whole lot more. Lizzie has knowingly made the decision to work on her back for a roof over her head, food in her belly and a safe place to stay while earning money for a different future. She is an educated woman from a higher society than most in the profession and smarter than most. She is a woman I could relate to and would like to know more about. I would also like to know more about Will Davenport...and have a feeling we will be seeing both in future books of this series. What I liked: * Lizzie: She is smart, knows what she wants, is curious, has been given a bad hand but seems to have made the best of it. I want to know more about her. * Will: I know he has suffered personal loss, is intelligent, seeks the truth, seems to be rather black and white in his outlook on life and is an interesting person. I want to know more about him. * The interactions between Lizzie and Will – they are interesting and real and make me wonder what type of friendship/relationship these two will develop as the series progresses * The hints about Lizzie’s past * The fact that prostitution is Lizzie’s source of income but it is not who Lizzie is – and it is not the main focus of the book since she leaves her “job” to solve mysteries. * The time period, the characters, the writing that makes me feel I am there, the grit and grime and so much more What I didn’t like: * The way some people in this time period were invisible and taken advantage of * The abuse that seemed so common and expected and the fact that there was no way to avoid it or make the abuser pay for what was done * The bad guys that I was meant not to like… I had not read book one in this series and wonder what I missed but can honestly say that not having read book one did not interfere with my thorough enjoyment of book two. I loved this book and look forward to reading more as soon as the books are ready! Thank you to NetGalley and Canelo for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars
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    Corpse played dead

    can't wait for the next one loved both this one and the first one
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