So why should you be reading Jillian Stone? It's elementary... (sorry, I just had to say that >>grin<<) But in all serious, I used pure deductive reasoning for the basis of my decision.
LOGICAL DEDUCTION #1: Reviews
A DANGEROUS LIAISON
with DETECTIVE LEWIS
★★★★1/2 Romantic Times BOOK REVIEWS
"The Gentleman of Scotland Yard return on another daring mission of dark London and darker secrets. Stone is a force, entangling readers in her powerful well-crafted mystery and allowing the romance and suspense to share equal time. A colorful backdrop, historical details of the industrial era and forensic science merge seamlessly into a fast-paced plot that is filled with surprises and adventure."
with MR. KENNEDY
★★★★ Romantic Times BOOK REVIEWS
"Stone's taut mystery/romance sets the stage for her Gentlemen of Scotland Yard series. The sexy smart characters will appeal to modern readers as much as the suspense. Their repartee heat up the pages promising a treat for readers."
LOGICAL DEDUCTION #2: The Covers
Did you see these covers? Take a second look.
LOGICAL DEDUCTION #3: The Writing
A SAMPLE from A DANGEROUS LIAISON WITH DETECTIVE LEWIS
She was being abducted.
RAFE FLEW OUT the alley, feet keeping pace with his racing thoughts. Christ, where was she? He took a corner so fast he nearly tumbled onto the bloody pavers. Regaining his balance he lengthened his stride. There, straight ahead, a furniture van wobbled down the street at a blistering fast pace. “Fanny!” Common sense and a nose for crime said he’d find her inside. She had to be.
The clumsy conveyance would have to slow considerably to make the tight turn at George Square. Rafe vaulted over the iron fence and cut across a small patchwork of park surrounded by a quiet row of shops and townhomes. He pulled out his Webley and fired above the driver’s head. The man snapped the reins and the horses bolted around the turn.
LOGICAL DEDUCTION #4: Bond+Holmes+Byron
"Put James Bond in a time machine and transport him to late Victorian London, add a good bit of Sherlock Holmes, a splash of Lord Byron and you get pretty close to The Gentlemen of Scotland Yard. Although the detectives are reality-based characters, the plot lines, sleuthing methods and gadgetry edge on Steampunk." ~~from the Gadget Gallery on Jillian's website.
Three fantastic elements all in one read!
LOGICAL DEDUCTION #5: The 1880's
The late Victorian Era. The time of the industrial revolution. The beginnings of forensic science. The telephone. The phonograph. The machine gun. Coca Cola is incorporated. Streetlights. Saltwater taffy. Popcorn machine. Softball. The slot machine.The Kinetoscope. And of course, a writer's favorite tool: the ballpoint pen.
Commenters: Of all the inventions listed above, which one is your favorite? Jillian is giving away a signed copy of A DANGEROUS LIAISON WITH DETECTIVE LEWIS to a lucky commenter chosen at random starting today through Thursday––which means you have four chances to win if you comment every day! ;)
and not the last on my LOGICAL DEDUCTION list:
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