Thursday, April 1, 2021

Books from the Backlog - Murder in Thrall


oday I'm linking up with Carole from 
Carole's Random Life of Books for Books from the Backlog.  I really enjoy the chance to feature a book that's been hiding in the piles of books for far too long!

Goodreads:  Murder in Thrall by Anne Cleeland

Blurb: From Anne Cleeland comes the first in a captivating new mystery series, following the perilous exploits of two Scotland Yard detectives as they track down London's most elusive killer. . . First-year detective Kathleen Doyle and Chief Inspector Michael Sinclair, Lord Acton, are a most unlikely pair. An Irish redhead of humble beginnings and modest means, Doyle is the antithesis of Acton, the British lord who has established himself as a brilliant but enigmatic figure with a knack for solving London's most high profile homicides. But Acton senses something exceptional beneath Doyle's awkward naivete and taps her to help him with his investigations. And her spot-on intuition is just what he needs to solve a chilling string of murders. . .

When a horse trainer is found dead at a racetrack, Doyle and Acton begin interviewing witnesses and the victim's associates, but the killer continues to strike and they're left with more questions than answers. Their investigation is further muddled by their colleagues at CID Headquarters, whose career-driven jealousies and workplace blunders could jeopardize the case--and their nosing into the nature of Doyle and Acton's after hours relationship could lay bare the most classified information of all. . .

Perhaps the trainer was the target of a jilted lover on a killing spree. Or maybe the victims were collateral damage in a political coup gone awry. As the murders pile up, Doyle and Acton uncover something far more sadistic than they could have imagined, and now that they know too much, they'll find themselves squarely in the crosshairs of a cold-blooded killer. . .

Why It Needs to Come Off the Shelf:  I don't know anything about this mystery that I recently re-discovered doing a shelf re-organization.  I love the sound of the detectives and I want to read this one to see if this is a series I should pursue.


  1. This sounds like a good mystery! It sounds like it could be rather exciting. I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it, Katherine!

  2. Hope you can get to it soon and that you enjoy it!

  3. The two detectives description would certainly draw me into this one.

  4. I agree, this does sound good! I don't think I've ever reading anything by Cleeland, although her name sounds familiar. I hope you enjoy Murder in Thrall when you read it.

  5. It does sound intriguing and I hope your enjoy it.

  6. This one sounds good. I haven't read about Scotland Yard detectives on the hunt yet.