Ted Feit

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 168 - Total Helpful Votes: 161 of 174
Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen
Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen
4.0 out of 5 stars Heir Apparent, Feb. 5 2014
Lady Georgiana Rannoch continues to live hand-to-mouth, yet manages to eat well by landing plum assignments. In this case, she is asked by Her Majesty the Queen to undertake to train an uncivilized Australian youth, Jack Altringham, in the ways of nobility since he is an apparent heir to a dukedom. It seems the present duke is disinclined to provide an heir and the young man is discovered to be his nephew and the next in line. He is the offspring of the dukes brother who married a young lady in Australia and was subsequently killed during World War I, and has grown up on a sheep farm shearing bovines.

And what would a Royal Spyness Mystery be without a murder or other crime… Read more
A Treacherous Paradise by Henning Mankell
A Treacherous Paradise by Henning Mankell
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Self-Awareness, Dec 26 2013
In an Afterward, the author states that he generally writes his stories based on a truth. In this case the true story is extremely fragmentary, and consequently is therefore based on the little we know, and all that we dont know. It is the story of a poor young Swedish woman, Hanna Renstrom, who left her homeland in 1905 as a ships cook and jumped ship on what was then Portuguese East Africa (now Mozambique). She was married on board to the third mate, who died shortly later. She rented a room in what she thought was a hotel, but really was a brothel, whose owner eventually fell in love with her and married her. That marriage also was short-lived, and Hanna inherited ownership of… Read more
Enigma of China: An Inspector Chen Novel by Qiu Xiaolong
4.0 out of 5 stars Poetic Justice, Oct. 22 2013
Chief Inspector Chen faces more than a riddle in this latest chronicle of life in Shanghai. He has to weigh his role as a cop and party official against the truth. As a result of the supposed suicide of the head of the Shanghai Housing Development Committee following his exposure of massive corruption, Chen is asked to act as a consultant in the police investigation. The premise is that the result would be a verdict of suicide, burying the case, and Chens endorsement would seal it, he being known as an incorruptible cop.

The case, however, develops into far more than what the authorities wish, especially when the detective in charge of the case leans toward a murder charge… Read more