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City of Silence (City of Mystery) [Kindle Edition]

Kim Wright
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Her Royal Majesty Queen Victoria is quite distressed. The reason? Her favorite granddaughter, Princess Alix of Hesse, has fallen in love with the tsesarevich of Russia, a gentle young man named Nicholas. The Queen is convinced that the Romanov court is a dark and treacherous place – a belief that is accentuated when she receives a report that two ballet dancers have been found dead in the Winter Palace.
When Alix accepts Nicky’s invitation to a grand ball in celebration of the summer solstice, the Queen calls on detective Trevor Welles to sail with them to St. Petersburg. The rest of the Scotland Yard forensics team poses as bodyguards and governesses; Trevor’s fellow detective Rayley Abrams, who is still recovering physically and emotionally from the team’s soul-wrenching last case in Paris, the aristocratic medical student Tom Bainbridge, the romantic and bookish linguist Emma Kelly, and bobby Davy Mabrey, whose youth makes him the perfect choice to infiltrate a revolutionary group inside St. Petersburg University. For it has been revealed that one of the slain dancers was the brother of a political assassin.
Protecting the Queen and Alix will be challenge enough, but shortly after the group arrives in Russia a third victim is dramatically revealed and the team is swept up in a wave of intrigue as they struggle to adapt to the fabulously wealthy and morally corrupt Romanov court. And when all the forces collide at the grand ball, Trevor and his friends will be forced to admit that, at least in Russia, the line between guilt and innocence is blurry indeed.
City of Silence is the third book in the City of Mystery series. Book one, City of Darkness, explores the search for Jack the Ripper in the misty streets of London. City of Light, book two, follows the team to Paris, which is far too abuzz with excitement about the new Eiffel Tower to take notice when the body of a very unusual young girl washes up on the banks of the Seine. Book four, City of Bells, will be available in summer 2013 and takes place in Calcutta, India, where the truth behind a decades-old murder finally comes to light.
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Reader Praise for City of Light

“A compelling, gripping mystery, masterfully written. Couldn't put it down!"

“Read both books one after the other and found myself disappointed that I could not move straight onto a third one. Looking forward to the next title.”

“I would happily recommend this to anyone who enjoys historical fiction based around true events.”

“A standout!”

“These characters are endlessly intriguing and grow more complex and compelling with each book.”

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  • File Size: 3321 KB
  • Print Length: 483 pages
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  • Language: English
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bolshoi Harasho January 29, 2013
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So happy the next book in the series is as exciting as the first two! As they say in Russia, Atleechna!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ye Olde CSI Crew strikes again February 21, 2013
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Our intrepid team are in Russia this time, at an interesting time in history: the early days of the Bolsheviks. We are witness to the courtship of Nicholas and Alexandra, made all the more poignant by how their real history played out. Queen Victoria is rather more active in this novel, and I quite enjoy her patronship of the forensic team. The real trouble with reading a series back to back is that, inevitably, you reach the point where you are forced to wait for the author to finish the next installment. That's where I am now, waiting.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read...recommend March 22, 2013
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This book seemed much faster paced than the first two, so more absorbing. I await the next book in the series. My only complaint are the more numerous in this book than the other two, spelling errors..there are many... I enjoyed the story regardless.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Needs a much better editing effort June 15, 2013
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Like her first two books in this series, a great story with engaging characters is severely undermined by an apparent failure to utilize a semi-skillful editorial process. There are many too many errors in grammar, usage, and sentence structure for this work to have received even a minimal editing effort. In several instances the wrong word entirely has been inserted into a sentence. This is inexcusable; simply employing the use of any available spell check feature would have identified these errors. These lapses are so numerous that it destroys the flow of the story. This author has storytelling talent, but lacks the rudimentary composition skills required to write effectively for publication.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful once again! February 6, 2013
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I have been waiting for this book to come out since I heard there was a third volume in the City of Mystery series (all of which are worth a read.) It was definitely worth it. Wright once again writes a stimulating, historic and entertaining story. Her historical note at the end was very nice and many aspects of the story are wonderful and historically accurate (Alix did marry Nicholas, Lenin was later a revolutionary, Ella's husband was hated by the Queen. Etc.) I was disappointed in one area - there was less character development on the whole. I have come to really like the characters of the City of Mystery series and the Thursday night murder club and was sad that I didn't get to learn more about them or see them grow. Except for Davy who is growing a lot as a policeman and as a young man. I once again wait for the next volume which is thought to come out by late summer.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good story May 14, 2013
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I liked this book, but for me, it did not compare with the previous two in the series. The story was interesting, but did not have the excitement of the others. Possibly because of the setting, it was much more dour in tone. Still, I enjoy this author's work.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great One April 12, 2013
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I've never been a great fan of mixing history with my mysteries but the way Kim does it makes me want to read more about her subjects. This is really really good.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good plot, good development, good characters. April 5, 2013
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This is the second of the series I have read. The characters are captivating, and I like the teamwork approach to the crime-solving. It works well and offers all kinds of opportunities for plot twists. The writing style is good, and the editing was good with few mistakes in the eBook. I recommend this book and also the series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting in so many ways
The third book of the City of Mystery is as good as the first. I love the way the characters inter-react with each other, the surprises, twists, and turns. Read more
Published 1 day ago by new york john
3.0 out of 5 stars Good writing, too much modern sensibilities for me
I like the parts of the book set in Russia, but there were too many modern sensibilities for my taste. I did not finish this book, although many might not mind it. Read more
Published 10 days ago by whalsey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great third book in the City series
City of Silence is set in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1889. The English queen, Queen Victoria is determined that her granddaughter Alex will not marry Nicholas the son of the tzar of... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Book Lover
5.0 out of 5 stars Action Thrillers
I buy books and put them on bookshelves to read when I have or make time. I have not read this one yet but will comment more in the near future.
Published 26 days ago by S. Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series!
I am a 57 year old Caucasian woman who really has enjoyed reading Kim Wright's "City of Mystery" series! Read more
Published 29 days ago by swwmichelle
2.0 out of 5 stars Lack of Mystery in third installment was a disappointment.
Having been thoroughly entertained by the first two novels in this series, I was anxious to read this third installment. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bill King
4.0 out of 5 stars City of series book III
I really enjoyed reading this series of books. If you like a good who-done-it, this might be your cup of tea.
Published 1 month ago by Glenna in TX
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed the history as much as the story
If you like historical novel, you will most certainly enjoy this one. The setting is St. Petersburg in the late 19th century and reading about life in the Russian court and what... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Trillium
5.0 out of 5 stars Read the first one, wait on pins and needles for each new one!
Very enjoyable book! You will identify with the characters quickly and come to feel they are old friends by the end of the story.
Published 2 months ago by Mark Dwayne Madsen
4.0 out of 5 stars It is a great series
This is the third book in the series and they are all great. I am looking forward to more books.
Published 2 months ago by Laura N. Fish
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Kim Wright Wiley has been writing and updating her Walt Disney World guides for twenty-three years. During that time her children have grown from toddlers and "ride-testers" into young adults who help her in the process. She lives in Charlotte, NC.

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