Thursday, November 20, 2014

Die I Will Not by S.K. Rizzolo

Die I Will NotPublication Date: November 4, 2014

Poisoned Pen Press

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback

Series: John Chase Mystery Series

Genre: Historical Mystery/Regency

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Unhappy wife and young mother Penelope Wolfe fears scandal for her family and worse. A Tory newspaper editor has been stabbed while writing a reply to the latest round of letters penned by a firebrand calling himself Collatinus. Twenty years before, her father, the radical Eustace Sandford, wrote as Collatinus before he fled London just ahead of accusations of treason and murder. A mysterious beauty closely connected to Sandford and known only as N.D. had been brutally slain, her killer never punished. The seditious new Collatinus letters that attack the Prince Regent in the press also seek to avenge N.D.’s death and unmask her murderer. What did the journalist know that provoked his death?

Her artist husband Jeremy is no reliable ally, so Penelope turns anew to lawyer Edward Buckler and Bow Street Runner John Chase. As she battles public notoriety, Buckler and Chase put their careers at risk to stand behind her while pursuing various lines of inquiry aimed at N.D.’s murderer, a missing memoir, Royal scandal, and the dead editor’s missing wife. As they navigate the dark underbelly of Regency London among a cast driven by dirty politics and dark passions, as well as by decency and a desire for justice, past secrets and present criminals are exposed, upending Penelope’s life and the lives of others.
My review
Four stars
Copy received from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for an honest review
Loved the storyline of this story.  Loved the characters.  Penelope was a great heroine! I thought her, Buckler and John Chase made the perfect team!  I personally love reading about the Bow Street Runners.  The writing was engaging.  I loved the mystery aspect. 

John Chase Mystery Series

Book One: The Rose in the Wheel

Book Two: Blood for Blood

Book Three: Die I Will Not

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About the AuthorSK Rizzolo

S.K. Rizzolo is a longtime Anglophile and history enthusiast. Set in Regency England, The Rose in the Wheel and Blood for Blood are the first two novels in her series about a Bow Street Runner, an unconventional lady, and a melancholic barrister. An English teacher, Rizzolo has earned an M.A. in literature and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.

For more information please visit S.K. Rizzolo's website. You can also find her on Facebook and Goodreads.

Die I Will Not Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, November 17

Review at Back Porchervations

Tuesday, November 18

Spotlight at Passages to the Past

Wednesday, November 19

Interview at Back Porchervations

Spotlight at Flashlight Commentary

Thursday, November 20

Interview with Curling Up With a Good Book

Friday, November 21

Review at Book Nerd

Monday, November 24

Review at Oh, For the Hook of a Book

Tuesday, November 25

Interview at Oh, For the Hook of a Book

Wednesday, November 26

Review at Buried Under Books

Review at Book Babe (The Rose in the Wheel)

Spotlight at Layered Pages

Friday, November 28

Spotlight at Just One More Chapter

Monday, December 1

Review at WTF Are You Reading?

Tuesday, December 2

Spotlight at Historical Fiction Connection

Wednesday, December 3

Interview at Caroline Wilson Writes

Thursday, December 4

Review at A Chick Who Reads

Spotlight at What Is That Book About

Friday, December 5

Review at The True Book Addict

Monday, December 8

Review at CelticLady's Reviews

Tuesday, December 9

Review at A Bibliotaph's Reviews

Spotlight at Book Babe

Wednesday, December 10

Review at The Lit Bitch

Review at Griperang's Bookmarks

Thursday, December 11

Review at Jorie Loves a Story

Friday, December 12

Interview at Jorie Loves a Story

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