MOBI A Bitter Draught Ravenwood Mysteries #2 eBook â Ç

Isobel Kingston is deadOr so everyone believes When a mysterious woman writes her last words in sand Isobel steps out of the shadows to uncover the truth As she plunges into a storm of betrayal the winds are determined to throw Atticus Riot on her course and the two detectives collide in a sea of madness and murder

10 thoughts on “A Bitter Draught Ravenwood Mysteries #2

  1. says:

    If you think that second installments are always letdowns this one will change your expectations Like the first the mystery is well crafted and the characters are just so I'm obsessed with every single one It's going to be a sad day when I finish the third one and have to wait for the next one to come aroundA Bitter Draught is a continuation of From the Ashes so they do need to be read in chronological order to best understand the characters and timelines You will also fall in love with 19th century San Francisco as a character and will appreciate the consideration the author has given it especially in this book The adventure takes you on the water in the city to Napa Valley and backWithout giving spoilers away if you love a great mystery involving a seemingly confusing knotted up uestion of how would this have happened? historical fiction well developed characters seriously obsessed with Riot and dashes of humor intrigue a cat named Watson and attention to detail this series is a must read

  2. says:

    Sabrina Flynn knocks it out of the park in her second installment in her Ravenwood Detective Agency series This follow up to From The Ashes brings Atticus Isobel et al together on the hunt attempting to solve a series of murders at first apparently unrelated but upon further investigation unraveling a web of mysterious circumstances and unexpected evil The author deftly tells a tale of love and hate jealousy and fidelity murder and mayhem in a fast paced and enthralling story that doesn't let go Continued excellent character development enfolded in a first class mystery makes this a five star read imho I wait with great anticipation for the further exploits of the Ravenwood Detective Agency

  3. says:

    Great second instalment in this mystery series I loved how the relationship of Riot and Bel slowly changed and then developed into something Sabrina Flynn has a wonderful way with words that pulls you right in and be part of the stories she tells She draws her characters with swift and accurate strokes and doesn't lose sight of side characters they all come alive the moment you open the bookVery well done

  4. says:

    Meticulously researched wonderfully engaging and frankly romantic as hell Tara O'SheaFlynn draws her characters with swift and accurate strokes Bestselling author Annelie Wendebergbeautifully plotted and paced Alice Wright

  5. says:

    45 StarsThis second installment of the Ravenwood Mysteries is even better than the first Absolutely the only thing that keeps it from being 5 stars is that the book reuires the reader to make an investment and I'm having trouble being patient at the moment By that I mean that Sabrina Flynn's writing is detailed and sometimes languid The time and place in this case San Francisco and environs in 1900 is a major character in the story and Flynn takes the time to set the stage with beautiful lyrical prose His line went to the edge of the world then dropped right off into freedom J P Humphrey glanced towards the looming rise as his streetcar began its final climb In the two years that Humphrey had operated the Park and Ocean line the expectation of what waited over the hill never dwindled There were never two sunsets alike never the same two clouds in the morning and the taste of fog over a calm sheen of grey was a constant comfort to the aging conductor In San Francisco fences did not hem people in; the city was one step away from the world The sea greeted Isobel like an old friend Its salt kissed her lips the waves washed against her ears with gentleness and the horizon beckoned her home With the sea a step away Isobel was never caged The birds chirped and the leaves rustled The backyard might have been peaceful if the whole place didn't feel as it were holding its breath waiting The windows were like eyes and their watchfulness pricked her senses Sundays were tedious Preachers preached; families picnicked and women wore white while the whores and the johns of the Barbary Coast feasted on sinThe books are both character and story driven We are learning and about Riot and Isobel but also the larger cast of characters in their world The lodgers at Riots house and the world of Isobel's twin More than that we are brought deep into the history of the area and the world in general learning the that injustice prejudice and corruption has always been with us And yes there were times in the past worse than now when women belonged to men and being homosexual could get you hangedThe mystery in A Bitter Draught is complex and we are taken along on the twisting paths as Isobel and Riot tease each thread and each clue out of hiding No databases no cellphones only investigation and interviews and long hours This is where the reader needs to be patient along with Isobel The story unfolds at it's own paceand you can't hurry it along It's a wonderful sad incredible story and well worth the time spent to get to know these people better

  6. says:

    The second installment of the Ravenwood Mysteries was just as satisfying as the first thoroughly enjoyed delving further into 1900s San Francisco and peeling back the layers of Atticus and Isobel I’m hooked and will be adding Sabrina Flynn to my list of authors whose books are downloaded on their day of release

  7. says:

    A Bitter Draught far surpasses From the Ashes I am absolutely in love with Bel and Riot and their entire cast of supporting characters as well as the detail that builds the atmosphere

  8. says:

    ExcellentGreat second installment Like the first book I couldn't put this one down Pre ordered book 3 and I can't wait for the further adventures of Bel and AJ and the hint of attraction between them

  9. says:

    There are some books I likeand there are some books I love This definitely fits in the love category The mystery the setting and the chemistry between the two main characters seemlessly mesh in this turn of the century San Francisco tale

  10. says:

    I LIKE THE main characters uite a lot in the first and second book of this series Unlike a Sherlock and Watson I think they balance each other strengths and weaknesses very well Definitely looking forward to the third book