Book Review-The Innocents (The Innocents Mystery Series Book 1)-C. A. Asbrey | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Innocents (The Innocents Mystery Series Book 1)-C. A. Asbrey

Monday, February 17, 2020

I wasn't quite sure what this book was about but I am very glad I took a chance on it!

The Innocents are a gang of train robbers--but they never harm any of the passengers. Of course the train owners were not too happy with them and called on the Pinkerton Agency to help. The head of the agency decided to send one of his female agents which as I am sure you will intuit--was not taken too well by any of the males anywhere!! Abigail was riding the trains hoping to find them and her train was held up by a gang that said they were the Innocents. They were not and when one of the conductors was shot--Abigail knew it wasn't them.

She kept bumping into a really good looking guy--but it took her to be kidnapped by the bad guys for her to finally figure out who they were. Trust was in short supply on both sides. When two women went missing-Abigail decided she was going to find them--so did the guys--she was quite inventive!

Meanwhile the guys were trying to find the fake group who were calling themselves the Innocents--

Would they find the women--and who was behind the using of the name? You will cringe at some parts and laugh at others as Abigail proves that women can certainly be spies and get the job done!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Pinkerton Detective Abigail MacKay is a master of disguises—and of new crime-solving technology! But she’ll have to move fast to stay a step ahead of Nat Quinn and Jake Conroy.

Nat and Jake are the ringleaders of The Innocents, a western gang that specializes in holding up trains carrying payrolls—and Nat is pretty savvy when it comes to using the new sciences of 1868 in committing his crimes.

Charismatic Nat and handsome Jake are on the run, and they’ve always gotten away before—before Abi. But when Abi is caught by another band of outlaws during the chase, there’s no other choice for Nat and Jake but to save her life. Abi owes them, and she agrees to help them bring in the murderer of a family friend.

The web of criminal activity grows more entangled with each passing day, but Nat, Jake, and Abi are united in their efforts to find the murderer. Once that happens, all bets are off, and Abi will be turning Nat and Jake over to the law. But can she do it? She finds herself falling for Nat, but is that growing attraction real? Or is he just using her to learn more about the Pinkertons’ methods? Abi always gets her man—but she may have met her match in her “best enemies”—THE INNOCENTS.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

C.A.Asbrey developed a deep interest in early forensics and detection methods working in the field. She researched early detectives and the tools available to them for years before developing her characters. They are compelling versions of real people, all her crimes are based on fictionalized versions of real crimes, and the methods used to solve them were available to detectives at the time. She likes her mysteries twisty, complex, and intricate; through a fog of history and a touch of light humor.

She is a writer of mysteries and a fan of all things Victorian and obscure, topped off with interest in early forensics, science, music, jaywalking, ordering the best meal at the table in a restaurant and dropping out of society to do whatever she wants. She enjoys an eclectic mix of the old and new, foreign and obscure, funny and dramatic, so includes these elements in her writing.

She loves finding gadgets which were invented earlier than popular wisdom accepts, especially when they involve the spying and scientific techniques of the of the past. If you are looking for historically accurate mysteries with laced with vivid characterizations, romance, and compelling plots, these are the books for you.

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Tamra Phelps said...

I love mysteries, but I don't think I've ever read one set in the era and place that this one is in. That sort of intrigues me. The story does sound good.

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