Image of A Most Extraordinary Pursuit


Image of A Most Extraordinary Pursuit

Gray’s charming, distinctive series starter — with the ghosts of Queen Victoria alongside the delightful sub-plot and references to Greek mythology — turn this tale into a sophisticated, playful read. Gray’s exquisite prose, superb word play and chemistry between the main characters captures reader's attention. Those who enjoy surprising twist and turns and a tale that weaves time travel and the supernatural along with women’s rights into a romantic mystery will wait with baited breath for the next installment in this series.

With the Duke of Olympia’s death, Miss Emmaline Rose Truelove, his private secretary, has been charged to locate his heir, Maximilian Haywood, last seen on an archeological dig in Crete. Suddenly, Truelove is on board a private yacht bound for the Mediterranean, along with the notorious, naughty Lord Silverton, to find Max. Following Max’s trail leads this dubious duo into one shady episode after another. They survive assassination attempts, murder and mayhem. Though Truelove initially thinks Silverton is foppish, she discovers quite the opposite is true, and desire sparks between them. (BERKLEY, Oct., 464 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin