Kitty Peck and the Child of Ill-Fortune

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Kitty Peck and the Child of Ill-Fortune

Kitty Peck and the Child of Ill Fortune March Limehouse Kitty Peck a spirited but vulnerable seventeen year old is the reluctant heiress to Paradise the criminal empire previously overseen by the formidable Lady Ginger Far from the

  • Title: Kitty Peck and the Child of Ill-Fortune
  • Author: Kate Griffin
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  • Page: 101
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  • March 1880, Limehouse Kitty Peck, a spirited but vulnerable seventeen year old, is the reluctant heiress to Paradise, the criminal empire previously overseen by the formidable Lady Ginger Far from the colour and camaraderie of the music hall where Kitty had been working, this newfound power brings with it isolation and uncertainty Desperate to reconnect with Joey, heMarch 1880, Limehouse Kitty Peck, a spirited but vulnerable seventeen year old, is the reluctant heiress to Paradise, the criminal empire previously overseen by the formidable Lady Ginger Far from the colour and camaraderie of the music hall where Kitty had been working, this newfound power brings with it isolation and uncertainty Desperate to reconnect with Joey, her estranged brother, Kitty travels to Paris Reunited at last, she is unable to refuse his request to take a child back to London Within days of her return it s clear that someone has followed them and this someone is determined to kill the child and anyone who stands in their way Kitty Peck and the Child of Ill Fortune is a fast paced historical mystery with breath taking twists and turns that takes us from the decadent, bohemian world of late 19th Century Paris to a deadly secret at the heart of the British empire.

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    1. F.R. on said:

      Well, bloomin’ ‘ell, I’ve only made my way back to Victorian England to catch up with the Limehouse Linnet herself, that bricky of a gal, Kitty Peck. Her first adventure, you might well remember, was right bang up to the elephant. A real treat it was, a tale of skulduggery and crime at the heart of the Empire. Although a long way down from the Empress’s cotton socks. The star of the piece was of course Kitty, glamorous derring-do songstress who found herself caught up in a right palaver. [...]

    2. Raven on said:

      Following Kate Griffin’s debut Victorian crime thriller, Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders, we once again find ourselves transported back to the 1880s to the gaslit alleyways of Limehouse. Kitty has now inherited Paradise, a criminal network previously ruled by the fearsome Lady Ginger. Though she’s a teenage girl, Kitty finds herself head of this criminal empire and is desperate to assert her authority in the face of her fellow Barons, who run London’s other criminal organisations.Due [...]

    3. Elizabeth Hazlett on said:

      Picked up this book at random never having heard of the author and thought it would be a pleasant enough read! I prefer medieval/renaissance fiction so wasn't expecting to enjoy a Victorian novel as much as I did. I quickly surmised this was a sequeal to another book which I wish I'd read first but I read between the lines, and this book is excellent. The twists and turns and the page turning thrills are well written. Also the cockney dialect is perfection without being overbearing. I thought I' [...]

    4. Alice Edwards on said:

      Interesting readThere were times where my interest was not particularly engaged however these did not last long. I could not put it down when I came to the last 4 chapters and I am so excited to read more. I saw the characters develop and become so 3D and I can't wait to read he next instalment.

    5. Sarah on said:

      I am loving this series. I cannot believe that I now have to wait until July 2017 for the next instalment.This book is stuffed to the gills intrigue and menace, and is an all together much more gritty and darker book than the first in the series, with Kitty realising what it means to join the Barons and rule over Paradise.

    6. Helen on said:

      I don't know when I last hoovered up a series of books so quickly. The Kitty Peck books are the very definition of a page turner; exciting, well-plotted, and made even more enjoyable by authentic historical detail and a glimpse into the seamier side of Victorian London. The narrative voice is that of the central character: the bold, sharp witted Kitty Peck, at once charming, engaging, and convincingly flawed. I don't want to spoil your fun by giving away anything of the unfolding plot - I'm just [...]

    7. Melanie on said:

      Brilliant world building. You can almost smell the streets of London on every page

    8. Barbara Monajem on said:

      Another excellent book in this series, but be warned, it gets quite dark toward the end. I will definitely go on to read the next installment.

    9. Marguerite Kaye on said:

      I absolutely loved this second Kitty Peck story, which takes up from pretty much exactly where the first left off. Kitty is not to be a 'Baron', the owner of not only three theatres but an intimidating portfolio of brothels, wharves, opium dens and the house in Paris where her brother Joey is hiding out. I won't say anything about the plot because it's so twisty turny I don't want to give anything away, but it's a fantastic romp. Witty, dark, stuffed full of ambiance, brilliantly colourful chara [...]

    10. Jenny on said:

      This is the second book in the Kitty Peck series, and like the first it is a twisty turning mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end. There is a lot to enjoy here - the new challenges Kitty must face having inherited her grandmother's position, the mystery surrounding the titular 'Child of ill-fortune' and Kitty's relationships with her friends, family, and particularly Lucca, which continues to develop nicely. However, by the ending I wasn't sure the mystery entirely made sense, and o [...]

    11. Rosie Claverton on said:

      As the cover of Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders is gay and bright, so the darker, brooding cover of The Child of Ill Fortune should signal the series' turn into something much more sinister.Kitty's assent to the role of Baron is marked by mistakes - painful mistakes, each of which haunts her. While there are moments of joy in this book, most of the outlook is bleak. Griffin does an excellent job of fleshing out the work with details and anecdotes, but that does not take away from the darkn [...]

    12. Yuckamashe on said:

      This is the second book in the Kitty Peck series. I really liked both books. The first is a little better than the second in my opinion. The characters and the detailed atmosphere are the best part of this series. I was unhappy with the ending. However, it left a lot of unanswered questions so I assume a third installment will follow. The dark and disturbing climate continues in this book. It covers child murder, interracial love affairs, transgender issues, gambling, drug addiction, etc. Paradi [...]

    13. Francis Mulhern on said:

      As with book 1 an excellent read, full of the vibrant life of London. Again, not as much a mystery book as a good old thriller. The writing style and characterisation are excellent. You grow with the characters as they peruse the streets (seedy of course) of both Paris and London.Very enhoyable - shame that there is no book 3 out yet!

    14. Tara Russell on said:

      Sharp, witty and fast moving story with a great sense of time and place. Kitty Peck has been passed the running of Paradise from the former Baron, and in this book is finding her feet in the insalubrious Victorian London underworld; she is also drawn by her formerly-feared-dead brother into the threatened life and mystery of a baby boy who has powerful enemiesReally enjoyed this!

    15. Linda Humberstone on said:

      The last quarter of this book was better than the proceeding chapters. The story seems to cover everything in life that is unsavoury, poverty, betrayal, transvestites even. However I did not find it absorbing or original enough to give it more than 3 stars.

    16. Jael on said:

      An absolute joy to read, a real page turner. Kitty is a fabulous character, and the atmosphere of Victorian London and its hidden under belly of crime and poverty is very well written. I almost wanted to read by candlelight, just to add to the experience!

    17. Doug on said:

      It appears my assumption that Kitty Peck Kate Griffin and Catherine Webb/Claire North Kate Griffin being one and the same, was incorrect. Oh well. Enjoyed them just the same (but I woulldn't have been as likely to purchase them had I known, truth be told).

    18. Alice Hall on said:

      Really great follow on from the first Kitty Peck instalment. A lovely development of the characters and it really left me wanting more. Can't wait till the next book comes out.

    19. Linette Akuffo on said:

      Thoroughly enjoyed this tale and will be buying the next one in the series.

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