Sister Beneath the Sheet (Nell Bray, #1)

Sister Beneath the Sheet (Nell Bray, #1) A High Class Prostitute Has Left Her Fortune To The Suffragettes Emmeline Pankhurst Sends Nell Bray, Just Out Of Holloway, To Collect It From Biarritz, Where Nell Becomes Involved In Intrigue Among The Resort S Opulent Society And Tawdry Backstreets

Gillian Linscott introduced her popular suffragette sleuth, Nell Bray, in the critically acclaimed Sister Beneath the Sheet A BBC reporter turned full time writer, she lives in Herefordshire, England.Linscott has also published several titles under the pseudonym

[Read] ➵ Sister Beneath the Sheet (Nell Bray, #1) By Gillian Linscott –
  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Sister Beneath the Sheet (Nell Bray, #1)
  • Gillian Linscott
  • English
  • 09 June 2017
  • 9780312064648

10 thoughts on “Sister Beneath the Sheet (Nell Bray, #1)

  1. says:

    A really good murder mystery A dead prostitute leaves a suffragette society most of her fortune The society sends a representative to find out why and she, in turn, becomes intrigued by the dead woman and seeks to discover the truth about her death I was really impressed by the historical accuracy most writers are content to get the clothes and vehicles right, but Linscott concerns herself with the attitudes and unwritten politics of the time as well.

  2. says:

    Have long wanted to read this series but my reaction to book 1 is just, meh At times it was involving but other times it felt superficial with no strong sense of the period The author did keep me guessing as to the perp I thought I knew, then I was convinced I was wrong, then gotcha So I ll giver her points for that The ending felt abrupt with little official or personal closure Nell and the Suffrage movement could be interesting but this volume did not make me want to run out and read the rest of the series.

  3. says:

    I didn t think this was quite as good as the later books in the series that I began with but definitely well worth going back for Nell has just returned from a spell in Holloway for chucking a brick through the window of 10 Downing Street I d guess that that is covered in another book when Mrs Pankhurst sends her off to investigate a legacy of fifty thousand pounds that has been left to the Women s Social and Political Union aka the suffragettes The money has been left to them by a high class prostitute who has suicided and Nell thinks everything is not as straightforward as it looks and lets face it that s not very straightforward to start with

    Most of the story takes place in Biarritz on the French Riveria but I didn t think that the setting came quite to life. Once again though the characters were excellent and I enjoyed seeing of Bobbie Fieldfare, a bit of a firecracker in the suffragettes arsenal who took a brief role in A Perfect Daughter I m impressed that Linscott includes some defiantly anti feminist characters among the women as well as the men in these books It all adds up to an interesting picture of life before the first world war and as I think I ve mentioned before I get the feeling that Linscott gets historical accuracy into these books without pushing research down the readers throat This is rapidly becoming one of my favourite series

  4. says:

    This is one of those rare occasions where I m gonna give the book stars than it may deserve I love the concept, location, and time that I will have to read a second book from the series to make a complete decision I hope this books suffers from first in the series syndrome Too much story and character building and not enough work on the plot makes it a bit slow and sadly a common occurrence in mystery series, especially in the cozies Still it s not every day you get a prostitute leaving all her money to the suffragettes That alone might make it worth a second try.

  5. says:

    Historical mystery, in which Nell Bray, a suffragette, investigates the mysterious death of a courtesan who has left her fortune to the movement This was less engaging to me as a whodunit than as a period piece I loved Nell s wry narrative voice, especially the way her throwing arm would twitch whenever she saw male chauvinists Possible useful backstory note when the novel begins, Nell has just finished a short stint in Holloway after throwing a brick at 10 Downing Street.

  6. says:

    Substantive and fun I m going to enjoy reading this series.

  7. says:

    C historical mystery, early 1900s, series, 1

  8. says:

    Lots to like, doesn t shy away from complications

  9. says:

    Nell Bray, Edwardian suffragette, investigates the suspicious suicide of a high class escort Page turning mystery Easy read.

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