The Countess of Prague

The Countess of Prague

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Beatrice von Falklenburg, known as Trixie, is trapped in society life and growing apart from her husband until she takes on the role of detective and finds solace in her investigations. She has an ability to mix at ease not only with kings and princes, but also with ordinary men and women and finds the formality of her relations with servants and public officials altered.
Publisher: Scottsdale, Arizona :, Poisoned Pen Press,, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781464208423
1464208425
9781464208447
1464208441
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 23 cm

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SuzanneUbick
Aug 03, 2018

I was attracted to this book by the comparison of the protagonist, Beatrice/Trixie with Amelia Peabody and Phryne Fisher. I really wanted to like the book. Sadly, Beatrice/Tricia has a long way to go.

Both Amelia and Phryne are strong, well-rounded characters who have a rattling good time. Their authors clearly love their characters, and their familiarity with the periods shines through the casual, convincing details of the lives and surroundings of Amelia and Phryne. Beatrice and her world are pale and shallow in comparison.

Amelia and Phryne are both the creations of women writers. Does Beatrice fail because she is imagined by a male author?

The plot was tortuous, and the conclusion left too much dangling. It did not leave me with the sense of solid satisfaction and eagerness for another adventure as I’ve always had with Elizabeth Peters’ and Kerry Greenwood’s stories.

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