The Adventuress (Irene Adler Series #2)

The Adventuress (Irene Adler Series #2)

by Carole Nelson Douglas

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"Some women are just born to have grand adventures. Such a woman--"the" woman to the bewitched Sherlock Holmes--was the American actress Irene Adler, who shrugged off her untimely literary demise in "A Scandal in Bohemia" to reappear as the heroine of Carole Nelson Douglas's captivating history mystery, Good Night, Mr. Holmes. This vibrant creature is back..., holding court in Paris and laughing up her fashionable sleeve at the rumors of her death....Irene [packs] up her entourage and repairs to Monaco [where] she dons clever disguises, takes up with sailors, advises the Crown Prince..., and takes a most amusing tea with Sarah Bernhardt. "Independence," Irene says, "does wonders for a woman."--Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times

(Previously published without the Readers Guide as Good Morning, Irene.)

American diva/detective Irene Adler, the only woman to outwit Sherlock Holmes, is honeymooning in Paris with her dashing barrister-husband, Godfrey Norton, when Irene and everyone's favorite Victorian spinster, Nell Huxleigh, witness a drowned sailor's tattooed body being recovered from the Seine. The pair saw a similar tattoo on another drowned man. In London years earlier, Irene and Nell viewed the rescued-too-late corpse on the dining table of Bram Stoker, the man who would write Dracula. The trail of the tattoos soon has Irene unraveling a deadly mystery in Monaco, where she meets the principality's first beautiful blond American princess and uncovers political and matrimonial treachery with the help of Godfrey, her new friend, Sarah Bernhardt, Irene's faithful chronicler, Miss Penelope Huxleigh, and Sherlock Holmes himself.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015752281
Publisher: Wishlist Publishing
Publication date: 11/18/2012
Series: Irene Adler Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 120,589
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Carole Nelson Douglas is the USA TODAY bestselling author of eight Irene Adler adventures, twenty-five Feline Noir Midnight Louie mysteries, five Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator, noir urban fantasies, and many other witty, adventurous novels and shorter pieces that combine mystery/thriller, high and urban fantasy and romance/women’s fiction. She was inducted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame in 2012 and lives in Fort Worth, where she is currently at work on her next novel.

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Darla on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a re-read--I read it in its previous incarnation as Good Morning, Irene. Having left the rest of the series in the States, and, yes, I confess, not having paid attention to the fact that it's a reprint (reissue? I always get those mixed up.), I took it as an excuse to reacquaint myself with Irene & co.This is such a fun series. I thoroughly enjoy Irene, the unconventional singer who solves mysteries, her patient and clever husband Godfrey, and particularly Nell, the narrator, and Irene's strait-laced parson's daughter companion.Nell's personality is a wonderful lens through which to view the action--she's a decidedly imperfect narrator, and it's entertaining to read between her lines. In a non-spoilery example, Nell comes up with reasons why Irene and Godfrey are so exhausted they need to take a mid-day nap.In The Adventuress, Godfrey saves a young woman from drowning herself from the ruin of having been abducted and tatooed, only to find that two days later, she's missing, presumed dead, and her aunt is suspected of the murder.The case leads the three to Monaco, and a decades-old story of shipwreck, hidden treasure, and a shadowy figure behind it all who wants the treasure all for himself. Irene may be the nominal star of the series, but the mystery wouldn't have been solved without the talents of Godfrey and Nell.I'm glad I picked this one up. It's been too long since I've read this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago