Murder In Thrall

Murder In Thrall Can London s most elusive killer elude the keen minds of Scotland Yard s most unlikely pair of detectives An Irish redhead of humble beginnings and modest means Kathleen Doyle is the antithesis of Ch

  • Title: Murder In Thrall
  • Author: Anne Cleeland
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  • Page: 377
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  • Can London s most elusive killer elude the keen minds of Scotland Yard s most unlikely pair of detectives An Irish redhead of humble beginnings and modest means, Kathleen Doyle is the antithesis of Chief Inspector Michael Sinclair, Lord Acton, the brilliant but enigmatic lord with a knack for solving London s most high profile homicides When a horse trainer is found deadCan London s most elusive killer elude the keen minds of Scotland Yard s most unlikely pair of detectives An Irish redhead of humble beginnings and modest means, Kathleen Doyle is the antithesis of Chief Inspector Michael Sinclair, Lord Acton, the brilliant but enigmatic lord with a knack for solving London s most high profile homicides When a horse trainer is found dead at a racetrack, the duo s investigation does little to deter the killer at large Jeopardizing the case are their colleagues at CID headquarters, whose nosing into the nature of Doyle and Acton s after hours relationship threatens to lay bare the most classified information of all As the murders pile up, Doyle and Acton uncover something far sinisiter than they could have imagined Now that they know too much, their partnership could be very brief indeed It s been a long time since I encountered two characters this charming and engaging I look forward to of their adventures David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author T his entertaining pair will linger in readers imaginations, making them want Booklist
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    • Malia says:

      This book was such a surprise! I had expected a quality mystery, but got something I find hard to classify. It is part mystery, part Fifty Shades, and part absurdity. I don't like writing negative reviews, but this book really irked me. It wasn't just disappointing it was disturbing, because the main character, DC Doyle, is so compliant and weird. I think we're supposed to read this amazing chemistry into her relationship with DCI Acton (her boss and STALKER), but it is just creepy. I don't want [...]

    • Talltree says:

      First rate- truly first rate - murder mystery!! And wonderful and original contemporary romance as well, the way both of these were interwoven into each other was so integral to the story - one couldn't have existed without the other.I adored the author's voice - and hence the h, bcos the book was in her POV - she was so adorable and brave and humble and quirky and smart and kind and generous and loving - one of the best flawed h's I ever read. The H was brilliant but obsessive - the real deal, [...]

    • Shirley Mckinnon says:

      This is without doubt the best crime novel I have read for ages! I couldn't put it down, and when I finished it, I immediately started it all over again. The most wonderful twist, totally engaging characters and a great story. Well done Anne Cleeland, please get the next one asap!! Love Acton, love Doyle and can't say anything more without giving the whole thing away. Best of the best.

    • Veronica says:

      I won this book through a First Read giveaway and I wish that I could rate it higher but I just can't. The story is told primarily through the POV of Kathleen Doyle, a rookie in Scotland Yard, as she gets pulled into a murder investigation by a famous and higher ranking veteran officer. We're given the reasons for Doyle's special abilities that would justify such an elevation of responsibility but, frankly, she never came across as particulary bright to me.The high ranking officer who takes an [...]

    • Kathy says:

      Delighted is what I am with this new mystery from Anne Cleeland. It has me speaking like the fair lass, DC Kathleen Doyle, that is half of the Scotland Yard team in this first in the series of Acton and Doyle Scotland Yard Mysteries. Cleeland presents this story in a fresh, original style that opens each chapter with the very private thoughts of Chief Inspector Michael Sinclair, who also happens to be Lord Acton and the other half of the Scotland Yard team and brilliant, revered detective. Acton [...]

    • Kara-karina says:

      By far this is my favorite book by Anne Cleeland right now. In fact, it's so awesome I want to either re-read it or get my hands onto the next book in series which will only be out in summer next year. If I was attempting to describe this book I would have said it's an unholy mix of Peabody (a secondary heroine from In Death series by Nora Roberts) and Sherlock (the brilliant character from the newest BBC adaptation) with a pinch of Ben Aaronovitch' Peter Grant series. This is a classic mystery [...]

    • Ingela says:

      Review written April 17, 20173.9 Stars - Slightly tricky crime but captivating good. Hooked by these characters and style. Wanted just more**********************************************A crime thriller with a splash of romantic suspense. Part #1 in a the New Scotland Yard / Doyle and Acton series (5 books so far). Kathleen Doyle a fresh Detective Constable in London is lucky to get the chance to work with the very famous Scotland Yard's Chief Inspector, Michael Sinclair, Lord Acton. Investigatin [...]

    • Rgreader says:

      Favorite book of 2017.The herowd I love him. Obsessed. Devious. Stalker. Totally into the heroine. Would slay dragons for the heroine. Sigh. Yessssss.The heroine.kable. Capable. Ordinary. I like that she goes to Church tho wish she was more of practicing Catholicx before marriage she does but not birth controlconsistent but at least she's a virgin and the hero her only lover.The storytellinglling. I read and couldn't stop. An all nighter.On to the next book in this series

    • Lee Holz says:

      In picking books to read, I usually rely most heavily on the description, and such was the case with “Murder in Thrall” by Anne Cleeland. To make it sweeter, I won my copy in a giveaway. I’m very fond of British police procedurals, and this one is a crackerjack! I can’t say anything about the plot (except that it kept me turning the pages and not wanting to put the book down) without creating spoilers, and the plot twists and developments are half the fun of this rewarding read. I will [...]

    • Sophia says:

      I had the opportunity to read one of the author's regency era books and loved her writing, the characters, dialogue and suspense so I was eager to give her contemporary detective romantic suspense a try. This Scotland Yard police procedural was a lovely surprise and a fantastic reading experience and I definitely want to keep going with the series.The story opens with Detective Constable Kathleen Doyle out on a new case with her lead, Detective Chief Inspector Lord Acton. She has been his junior [...]

    • *The Angry Reader* says:

      Okay. Realistically this is a 4 star book. But it's my review, and I'll do what I want. I. Loved. This. Book. Like weird-girly-squeal loved it. Plot summary thingy - Acton is a genius detective with a teeny mental issue. Doyle is a lowly cop. They work together. And a relationship develops. (There. That sounded reasonable, didn't it?)It's a murder mystery. And a romance. (Hehehe. Sure. I'll call it a romance.)For me a good book is about the holy trinity - writing, characters or plot. Give me any [...]

    • Leslie says:

      Cleeland obviously intends for this series to be a blend of police procedural and romance with a frisson of the supernatural to boot. (Her heroine has a touch of fey.)An intriguing premise, but Cleeland's writing is repetitive, her narrative confusing in critical spots, and her crime plot thin & predictable.I did finish it - but honestly, I wish I hadn't. Murder in Thrall reads as if E.L. James decided to knock off Elizabeth George.

    • Dena says:

      I really enjoyed this very British book and am looking forward to book 2, though the ending disappointed--all of those murders remain officially unsolved. I am curious to see if there is any follow.up in Bk 2.

    • Lauren says:

      Murder in Thrall2 StarsIn one word: Disappointing.While the basic premise of a young, female Detective Constable working together with a more experienced Detective Chief Inspector who just happens to be a Peer (think the Inspector Lynley series) is very appealing, Cleeland’s execution leaves much to be desired. To begin with, aside from her almost psychic ability to read people’s emotional status, Kathleen Doyle is a TSTL heroine and her contribution to the investigation is minimal at best. [...]

    • Maura says:

      One -- I don't think it's a horrible spoiler to say this is one of those blended romance/murder mysteries. Which there seems to be a market for, but I don't much like. Secondly, oh my goodness one of the protagonists is uber creepy, and while I'm only half way thru the book right now, it doesn't look like the other protagonist shares my point of view about this even a little and that's skeeving me out even more.I suspect i'll end up finding the mystery itself interesting enough, but the trapping [...]

    • LadyTechie says:

      I received an early eArc from Netgalley. I love British mysteries. I have to admit that I have not been reading straight mysteries for a while. But, this mystery does have a twist in it and it makes it more interesting. Murder in Thrall is the story about a DC, Kathleen Doyle, from Dublin who moves to London to work for the police and is given a chance to work with one of the most famous investigators on the force who also happens to be an aristocrat, Lord Acton. Part of what is interesting abou [...]

    • Christine says:

      Interesting twist on the British mystery procedural mold - throwing in an obsessive love story to boot.

    • Shari Kay says:

      Say what?! . /review/show. <---book 3

    • Marcia Ferguson says:

      In all honesty, I was 'across the board' as far as ratings stars go. It's one of the very few books I've ever read, where I've gone from disliking it to steadily building to liking parts by the end, very much. If new readers have no problem with the first of the book, I'd say you'll very much enjoy it. For me, it took some getting used to. Ms. Cleeland has a fascinating (?) way of unveiling events - and approaching the timeline her epilogue is a prologue at the end of the book. I've never seen [...]

    • Rachel Regina says:

      Overall rating: 4 "Sector Seven" stars!Triggers:Cheating: (view spoiler)[ No(hide spoiler)]Sex with om/ow: (view spoiler)[ No(hide spoiler)]Love triangle: (view spoiler)[ No(hide spoiler)]Intimate pasts: (view spoiler)[ Michael (hero): I know that the hero mentions that he had a friend with benefits sometimes that he ended like 6 months prior to his relationship with the heroine. He stopped liking sex and apparently starting drinking until he saw and started stalking Kathleen LOL! Kathleen (hero [...]

    • Alex says:

      A 2.5 that I've knocked down to 2. This review is slightly rant-ish. Look, this book is not my cup of tea. I generally enjoy crime novels, and the crime aspect of this was pretty good, however it was the relationship between the two main characters that completely turned me off.Doyle and Acton's relationship with each other is not romantic, unless being stalked by someone who is one sandwich shy of a full hamper is your idea of romance. There are snippets at the beginning of each chapter that sh [...]

    • Lynn says:

      I had not read a synopsis of Murder In Thrall but chose it to read due to a very favorable review that gave away little plot information due to avoiding spoilers. I was expecting a British Police Procedural which I really enjoy. Upon starting reading, I thought this is really good. Then very early into the book, I thought this is getting pretty creepy. The book was turning into a relationship book more than a mystery. There were plenty of murders but the relationship took center stage. I am not [...]

    • Varied Books says:

      4.25 starsNot my usual read. Sex was fade to black though there was some kissing. This was a fun quirky mystery/romance. I really liked the MC. Their interactions w/ the side characters was fun. 3rd ppov; 95% from h.

    • May Mostly Romance says:

      ***เป็นรีวิวหนังสือสามเล่มแรกในชุดเขียนพร้อมกันค่ะ***เราลัดคิวเขียนรีวิวชุดนี้ทันทีที่อ่านจบ เพราะเป็นหนังสือที่ "ว้าว" เราได้ องค์ประกอบหลายอย่างในเรื่องไม่ใช่สิ่งที่เราคาดค [...]

    • Janet says:

      Anne Cleeland has written an exciting mystery, Murder In Thrall, which will keep you enthralled to the very end. She is a descriptive writer, but this is not a book you will want to skim over. She has cleverly written two different puzzles that you will want to solve. The relationship puzzle and the murder puzzle go hand in and and overlap at times leading to rapid page turning.The young rookie and First Year Detective, Doyle, is an Irish redhead on her own after her mum died of a long-term illn [...]

    • SB*needs low angst books* says:

      2 to 2.5 starsI really wanted to like this book since I do enjoy a good romantic suspense.This is the story of Kathleen who is a detective and someone who is can tell when someone is telling the truth or not. She is taken under the wing of Chief Inspector Michael Sinclair and begins working with him on a specific case. They also begin a personal relationship while they work as well.The story is mostly told from heroine pov with a little pov from the hero. I honestly had a had time getting thru t [...]

    • Shonna Froebel says:

      This mystery is very different. Narrated mostly by one character, DC Kathleen Doyle, there are also short bits at the beginning of each chapter by another character. This is a case of intense love, serial murder, and stalking. The story is complex as are the emotions of the characters. Kathleen is one of the objects of love at the beginning, but she also develops love for another character herself as the book grows more intense. This is a book about what people will do for love. At first I thoug [...]

    • Mjblack says:

      I'm not sure what was the worst part of this book--the amateurish writing, the creepy love story between the two detectives with the male detective as a stalker, or the bizarre ending with a killer who killed people because he was gay & obsessed with male detective--the psycho detective. Confusing? Yes, it was.

    • Zoey says:

      Expectation – A murder mystery set in London featuring 2 Scotland yard Detectives with a nice bit of Romance on the side.Reality – Weird & creepy Stalker (yep he’s a stalker, he admits this himself)/naïve insecure woman relationship between a superior officer & a young rookie (his protégé) with some murders going on in the background

    • Jane says:

      Murder in Thrall is not your normal British police procedural. The Detective Chief Inspector, Michael Acton, is a stalker. He admits as much to the object of his obsession, Detective Constable Kathleen Doyle, who is elevated from the lower ranks to work with him because of his interest in her. “Misdemeanor or felony?” she asks him. He thinks about it for a moment and replies “felony.” He has entered her apartment. He watches her through binoculars. He takes photos of her sleeping unaware [...]

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