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Castle Rouge[Read] ➮ Castle Rouge Author Carole Nelson Douglas – Varanus.us Irene Adler is the only woman ever to have outwitted Sherlock Holmes in A Scandal in Bohemia she is as much at home with a spyglass and revolver than with haute couture and gala balls Her adventures a Irene Adler is the only woman ever to have outwitted Sherlock Holmes in A Scandal in Bohemia she is as much at home with a spyglass and revolver than with haute couture and gala balls Her adventures are the stuff of legend, for she has faced down sinister spies, thwarted plots against nations, and led an unlikely group, including the bachelor of Baker Street and his faithful cohort Watson, through the cellars and catacombs ofParis to capture Jack the Ripper But disaster scattered those allies and the Ripper has escapedWith the help of an unreliable prostitute named Pink, and theatrical manager Bram Stoker, who would later pen Dracula, Irene follows the clues that lead back to Bohemia, and on to new and bloodier atrocities And when pursuers and prey reunite at a remote castle in Transylvania, the Ripper is cornered and fully unveiled at last.

Castle Rouge MOBI µ Paperback
    Have Kindle books Watson, through the cellars and catacombs ofParis to capture Jack the Ripper But disaster scattered those allies and the Ripper has escapedWith the help of an unreliable prostitute named Pink, and theatrical manager Bram Stoker, who would later pen Dracula, Irene follows the clues that lead back to Bohemia, and on to new and bloodier atrocities And when pursuers and prey reunite at a remote castle in Transylvania, the Ripper is cornered and fully unveiled at last."/>
  • Paperback
  • 512 pages
  • Castle Rouge
  • Carole Nelson Douglas
  • English
  • 10 May 2019
  • 0765345714

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    Have Kindle books Watson, through the cellars and catacombs ofParis to capture Jack the Ripper But disaster scattered those allies and the Ripper has escapedWith the help of an unreliable prostitute named Pink, and theatrical manager Bram Stoker, who would later pen Dracula, Irene follows the clues that lead back to Bohemia, and on to new and bloodier atrocities And when pursuers and prey reunite at a remote castle in Transylvania, the Ripper is cornered and fully unveiled at last."/>
  1. says:

    DNF.You re probably wondering why I gave it 3 stars despite the DNF tag In all honesty, I do think this book is well written if I was, I d probably have found thisinteresting Ah well Not going to force myself to finish Instead I m gifting my copies of this Chapel Noir to a Sherlockian friend hopefully they ll find a better home on her shelves DNF.You re probably wondering why I gave it 3 stars despite the DNF tag In all honesty, I do think this book is well written creative but it s not my style I m not into long running mystery series or Sherlock Holmes fanfic if I was, I d probably have found thisinteresting Ah well Not going to force myself to finish Instead I m gifting my copies of this Chapel Noir to a Sherlockian friend hopefully they ll find a better home on her shelves


  2. says:

    I was disappointed with this book It s the second part of the story that began in book 5 in this series, Chapel Noir While I thoroughly enjoyed Chapel Noir, I felt that Castle Rouge stretched things way too far and far too into the realms of disbelief While I can easily imagine Irene, Godfrey, and Nell traipsing across Europe, solving crimes, and foiling Sherlock Holmes, Castle Rouge s descent into Satanist sex cults led by a young Rasputin who is actually also Jack the Ripper was just I was disappointed with this book It s the second part of the story that began in book 5 in this series, Chapel Noir While I thoroughly enjoyed Chapel Noir, I felt that Castle Rouge stretched things way too far and far too into the realms of disbelief While I can easily imagine Irene, Godfrey, and Nell traipsing across Europe, solving crimes, and foiling Sherlock Holmes, Castle Rouge s descent into Satanist sex cults led by a young Rasputin who is actually also Jack the Ripper was just too fantastical I also didn t enjoy the fact that the villains were merely bad guys recycled from previous books in the series, and whose only motivations for their acts seemed to be 1 Evilness and 2 Dislike of Irene Lastly, there were the similarities between this tale and Bram Stoker s Dracula I have mixed feelings about that I have read Dracula numerous times, so I was able to see both the obvious references and the farsubtle references Having Bram Stoker as a character in the tale who is inspired by his experiences and later bases Dracula on them is, in one sense, quite clever On the other hand, taking so many aspects of Dracula and incorporating them into Castle Rouge seems rather a bit like cheating


  3. says:

    Very little plot Nothing happens for ever and then, bang, it s over I loved the first book of the series, but I am done with them.


  4. says:

    DNF at page 240 This was terribly boring.


  5. says:

    A thoroughly satisfying conclusion to an exciting, well written and creatively conceived story This conclusion to the story begun in the previous Chapel Noir was just as detailed and circuitously thrilling as part one with a great many twists and turns The plot for this book alternated between the investigations of Irene Adler and the mysterious Pink to try to locate Irene s missing husband, Godfrey, and her ever present companion, Nell both of whom vanished without a trace in the previous A thoroughly satisfying conclusion to an exciting, well written and creatively conceived story This conclusion to the story begun in the previous Chapel Noir was just as detailed and circuitously thrilling as part one with a great many twists and turns The plot for this book alternated between the investigations of Irene Adler and the mysterious Pink to try to locate Irene s missing husband, Godfrey, and her ever present companion, Nell both of whom vanished without a trace in the previous book, and the story of where Nell and Godfrey actually are and what is happening to them, told from Nell s perspective.This book is just as detailed and heavy on atmosphere as the previous story was, and although I found the descriptions made sense for the time and the story in which they were included, I was a bitimpatient with the details in this book In fairness, that may simply have been because I was dying to find out how everything would end.The other plot line is the search that everyone involved is chasing Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson figure evenprominently in this book than they did in the previous installment is the identity and capture of Jack the Ripper, who, in this story cuts a swath no pun intended across three different European cities with his vicious atrocities While I won t include a spoiler by telling who the author decides to cast as the Ripper, I will say that when I got to that revelation, at first I was a bit skeptical However, theI thought about it, I decided that given that Jack the Ripper has been purported to be everyone from doctors to Royalty through the years and other stories, this supposition of who he might have been seems as plausible as any other particularly given the plot that Carole Nelson Douglas wraps that contention in.All in all a very enjoyable, exciting story I will definitely look at other books by this author, particularly others with Irene Adler as the main character I love the character and the adventures she has, as well as the supporting cast of characters who surround her I recommend both these books


  6. says:

    Review title Guilty pleasure with too much the first, not enough the secondThe cover quotes and author bio, as well as the Reader s Guide at the end as if this were Classic literature, give too much weight to this mystery romance claptrap I picked this up at a used book sale based on the plot recap involving Sherlock Holmes, along with his erstwhile female protagonist Irene Adler, in the search for Jack the Ripper It was my first exposure to Douglas, but I thought can t go wrong pitting th Review title Guilty pleasure with too much the first, not enough the secondThe cover quotes and author bio, as well as the Reader s Guide at the end as if this were Classic literature, give too much weight to this mystery romance claptrap I picked this up at a used book sale based on the plot recap involving Sherlock Holmes, along with his erstwhile female protagonist Irene Adler, in the search for Jack the Ripper It was my first exposure to Douglas, but I thought can t go wrong pitting the fictional detective against the too real serial killer who shared the same London of the late 19th century, can you Well, Douglas apparently thinks you can, because she ladles on helpings of Bram Stoker a struggling theater manager before writing his Draculan opus and Nellie Bly the emancipated female journalist , and concocting a plot involving additional Ripper murders in Paris and Prague, bizarre cultic rituals, and wait for it mysterious doings in a Transylvanian castle As a bonus, her candidate for the true Jack the Ripper turns out to be another historical figure I ve never before heard connected to the Ripper account perhaps because the connection is so far fetched And all of this is in a coy, stilted writing style that reads like romance fiction OK, so I ve never read Harlequin novels, but some of the dialogue and writing here is groan out loud funny and not in a good way Surely there is a similarity here If I were not reading this in Beijing with limited access to other English language reading material, I would have probably stopped Unfortunately, in my small stash of things to read I also brought a followup to this novel that includes not only Stoker and Bly, but throws in Oscar Wilde for good measure


  7. says:

    This book began at a fast and enjoyable pace, although it did slow down during the second half into what felt somehow, detached, perhaps because the novel doesn t really follow any one character with whom the readers can readily identify One of the things I found particularly well done in this novel, however, was the way Douglas flawlessly put Nell through a metamorphosis Nell s character was never inconsistent, and yet for all that, by page 427, Nell has become a very round character and This book began at a fast and enjoyable pace, although it did slow down during the second half into what felt somehow, detached, perhaps because the novel doesn t really follow any one character with whom the readers can readily identify One of the things I found particularly well done in this novel, however, was the way Douglas flawlessly put Nell through a metamorphosis Nell s character was never inconsistent, and yet for all that, by page 427, Nell has become a very round character and has made a beautiful realization like that made by every young adult who, painfully, must leave childhood behind I heard the mysterious murmurs of a married couple beyond the connecting door And the mysterious silences.I felt a warm flood of security, like a child who knows her parents are in the house I also felt the cold, hot, empty loneliness of a child who knows she must grow up someday, and then who will take care of her No one. Castle Rouge, page 423 I always relish Douglas narration of Holmes, and especially enjoyed the scenes written from Dr Watson s point of view I haven t yet decided if I will read the next one I was disappointed view spoiler that Nell and Quentin didn t reconcile with one another in this novel, hide spoiler and that is perhaps the only reason that I might read the next book That, however, depends upon whether or not view spoiler Nell and Quentin ever do make up in the next novel, and, for that matter, whether they get to see each other at all hide spoiler


  8. says:

    As a Holmes related work,it didn t do a lot for me But I made the mistake of starting with a recent volume in the series which is the second volume of a pair of works Now I have to go back and get a better feel for her earlier contributions to the type The novel strains with hard work switching first person narrators historical details Victorian adventure over the top silliness but I had to finish just see what she would do with it My mood may not have been tuned to her humor, par As a Holmes related work,it didn t do a lot for me But I made the mistake of starting with a recent volume in the series which is the second volume of a pair of works Now I have to go back and get a better feel for her earlier contributions to the type The novel strains with hard work switching first person narrators historical details Victorian adventure over the top silliness but I had to finish just see what she would do with it My mood may not have been tuned to her humor, parody, whatever Douglas also has a large series involving a cat P.I I ll have to read one of those, too, I suppose Hope it won t come across as such a serious endeavor


  9. says:

    It takes a while to get to the point Perhaps I missed a bunch of the story because I started with this, the last book of the series, but sadly, I don t feel that I need to go back and start at the beginning I do like how the author jumped from narrator to narrator through out, but I was often lost in disinterest in some of the long narratives.Perhaps if I had started with the first book, I might feel differently, but overall I felt this book wasfiller than anything.


  10. says:

    Well now, that was certainly a novel solution for Jack the Ripper eyebrow highly askance But what with Irene and her contingent, Sherlock Holmes and the, alas, far too briefly present Dr Watson, Bram Stoker and, why not, Nelly Bly, a marvelously and gloriously gruesome time is had by all.

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