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  • ISBN: 9781250624772
  • ISBN: 1250624770
  • Physical Description: print
    307 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2021.

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General Note: "First published in the United States by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Publishing Group."--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.: "London, 1893: Private enquiry agents Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are called in to protect Tsesarevich Nicholas from nefarious forces as he travels to England for a royal wedding-in Dance with Death, the next mystery in Will Thomas's beloved series. In June of 1893, the future Nicholas II travels to London for a royal wedding, bringing with him his private security force and his ballerina mistress, Mathilde Kchessinska. Rumored to be the target of a professional assassin known only as La Sylphide, and the subject of conspiracies against his life by his own family who covet his future throne, Nicholas is protected by not only private security, but the professional forces of both England and Russia. All of these measures prove inadequate when Prince George of England is attacked by an armed anarchist who mistakes him for Nicholas. As a result, Barker and Llewelyn are brought in to help track down the assassin and others who might conspire against the life of the tsesarevich . The investigations lead them down several paths, including Llewelyn's old nemesis, the assassin Sofia Ilyanova. With Barker and Llewelyn both surviving separate attempts on their lives, the race is on to find both the culprit and the assassin they hired. Taking them through high society (including a masked ball at Kensington Palace) and low, chasing down motives both personal and political, Barker and Llewelyn must solve the case of their life before the crime of the century is committed."--Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 February #1
    *Starred Review* Cyrus Barker, a tight-lipped and proper "enquiry agent" and his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, are on their thirteenth case (after Lethal Pursuit, 2019). The stakes are high here and will keep readers on edge: a royal wedding is fast approaching, and Queen Victoria's relatives from the European royal houses have converged on London. One of the most illustrious guests is the young tresarevich of Russia, Nicky, the carefree and careless heir to the Russian throne who will become Nicholas II if he can survive an assassin's plan. Protecting the young man allows Barker and Llewelyn to flex their detecting muscles and display their determination and bravery. It also allows Thomas the opportunity to explore the intricate mechanism that is the British class system, especially when it comes to the meeting of workingmen and royalty. The street procession to the wedding is particularly immersive, and the dialogue—Llewelyn's sardonic comments on his work and on royal life—and Thomas' masterful depictions of jealousy and cunning also help drop readers right into the summer of 1893, along with the politics, danger, and romance that was the Romanovs' world. Recommend this to fans of the series and of Sherlock Holmes. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

WILL THOMAS is the author of the critically acclaimed Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn series, including Some Danger Involved, Fatal Enquiry, Old Scores, and Lethal Pursuit. He lives in Oklahoma.

Subject: Llewelyn, Thomas (Fictitious character) Fiction
Barker, Cyrus (Fictitious character) Fiction
Private investigators England London Fiction
Royal weddings Fiction
Assassins Fiction
Conspiracies Fiction
Great Britain History Victoria, 1837-1901 Fiction
London (England) Fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
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