Ice Blue

Ice Blue The New York Times Bestselling SeriesAnthony Hetheridge ninth Baron of Wellegrave Chief Superintendent for New Scotland Yard never married no children no pets no hobbies and not even an interes

  • Title: Ice Blue
  • Author: Emma Jameson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The New York Times Bestselling SeriesAnthony Hetheridge, ninth Baron of Wellegrave, Chief Superintendent for New Scotland Yard, never married, no children, no pets, no hobbies, and not even an interesting vice, will turn sixty in three weeks With the exception of his chosen career, too sordid for his blue blooded family to condone, his life has been safe and predictable.The New York Times Bestselling SeriesAnthony Hetheridge, ninth Baron of Wellegrave, Chief Superintendent for New Scotland Yard, never married, no children, no pets, no hobbies, and not even an interesting vice, will turn sixty in three weeks With the exception of his chosen career, too sordid for his blue blooded family to condone, his life has been safe and predictable But then he meets Detective Sergeant Kate Wakefield beautiful, willful, and nearly half his age When Hetheridge saves the outspoken, impetuous young detective from getting the sack, siding with her against Scotland Yard s powerful male hierarchy, his cold, elegantly balanced world spins out of control Summoned to London s fashionable Belgravia to investigate the brutal murder of a financier, Hetheridge must catch the killer while coping with his growing attraction to Kate, the reappearance of an old flame, and the secret that emerges from his own past.

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    1. Review written March 8, 20173.6 Stars - Nice serial opener and I'm absolutely hookedBook #1 ••• I truly enjoyed the first in the (cozy) mystery series (Marriage Can Be Murder (3.8 stars) – set in wartime 1939 England) by Emma Jameson. Then when this Ice Blue was available to get free (to add $2 WSfV for a perfect length 6 hours audiobook also narrated by Matthew Lloyd Davies), I couldn't resist and downloaded immediately. Very glad I did. **********************************************Ice [...]

    2. I like to buy cheap mysteries for my Kindle that I can read at night before I go to sleep. You know, brain candy that won't make me think or keep me up wondering what's going to happen. I happened upon this book by Emma Jameson and it fulfilled all the requirements plus it was an entertaining read. The characters were fairly diverse and interesting, albeit a little farfetched. That an East-ender in the Met can catch the eye - and hold it - of a titled Superintendent twice her age does seem a lit [...]

    3. This is a contemporary New Scotland Yard procedural mystery in London with some quite gruesome murders and gritty details making this not what I would call a cozy mystery. Involving the elite class, which I didn't realize was still so elite these days, the mystery was interesting with some good misdirection and a satisfying reveal. For those who like a bit of romance in their mystery, there is the start of a romance between the 60 year old chief and a detective half his age, which surprisingly d [...]

    4. It is a relief to discover that I am actually still capable of loving good books, and my problem is just that I get to read so much dreary shice these days.Lovely quirky and typically "step aside" book by Emma Jameson.

    5. I was immediately intrigued by Anthony Hetheridge, although the opening is a bit distant and takes a while to settling into Hetheridge's present POV. The character voice pulled me into the story as I learned a few important facts about the man. Once the story settled into his POV it moved smoothly, there were a lot of wonderful little character details.And then I met Kate. The interaction between these two characters--all the characters, really--would have kept me reading just about anything. Th [...]

    6. OK, I feel a bit hoodwinked. The kindle store recommended this mystery to me and I snapped it up (I'm a marketer's dream!). It had all of the ingredients of a good series, but the dialogue just wasn't believable and the cast of characters never really came together. Then, it ended abruptly on about page 160. Seriously? Such a slim volume never would have grabbed me in a brick and mortar store.

    7. When we first meet Lord Anthony Hetheridge, peer of the realm and a Chief Superintendent at Scotland Yard, he's mulling over the fact he will turn sixty in just a few weeks. He's never married or had any children. He begins to wonder if he's made a mistake by having no emotional ties throughout his life. When Detective Sergeant Kate Wakefield joins his team, he soon realizes his life will never be the same. This book is one of the very oldest on my TBR and I had forgotten about it. To be honest, [...]

    8. I read this book as it was one of my GR groups August value book read.Ice Blue is the first book in the Lord and Lady Hetheridge series. I have mixed feelings about this book, in fact I nearly gave up before the end of the first chapter.First of all this is supposed to a cosy mystery so I did not like the racism towards Muslim DS Bhar or the fact he joked about being in The Taliban.Secondly, Although this book is supposed to be set in London I think it was written to appeal to an American audien [...]

    9. I really enjoyed this first book of a series. No risk of expense in trying it since Book 1 is free on . The following books in series are $5 each, and I will likely purchase one or two since my library does not carry this author's work.She managed to write a compelling modern-day New Scotland Yard murder investigation with interesting and colorful characters rather unlike the usual Scotland Yard books. Aristo Chief Superintendent (still single at 60) meets brash young DS Kate who speaks her mind [...]

    10. Ice Blue is the first book in the British mystery series, Lord and lady Hertheridge, albeit not quite accurate since the main characters are not yet married, they only meet in this book. It's a familiar premise from a romance standpoint, an elderly, wealthy male who is a member of the peerage and a much younger female who is a commoner. Said older male take younger, rough-edged younger female under his tutelage to learn police procedural, dress professionally, become his replacement at the Yard. [...]

    11. This book was just what I needed to stir the imagination. I am looking forward to this series and hoping the rest of the books are up to the same level as this one. I like the main characters, which is always important, I will hopefully enjoy getting to know them better.

    12. An easy read that isn't the longest.It is a reasonable story with a couple of typo errors which doesn't spoil the story. The father of the girl is murdered after their engagement party is stopped by him early. Not many at the party to start with so a limited pool of suspects to but the reader is kept amused with the authors writing of who it could be. The Detectives are ok but at times you will question if they would talk to each other as in the book when one is a supposed Lord and Chief Superin [...]

    13. 4½ StarsI really enjoyed this one. I didn't know what to expect but since I loved everything else I've read by Emma - in other pen names (T. Baggins / S.A. Reid) it was only a matter of time before I gave this one a go. It's somewhere between a Mystery and Romantic Suspense novel. There is little to any romance in this one, it's mostly the two MC getting to know one another and building a friendship with each thinking of more but not being sure if and how it could be possible and not only becau [...]

    14. Ice BlueBy Emma JamesonNarrated by Jack WallenThis is the worst book I have read in a long time. The narration sounds like the performer cannot catch his breath. At first I thought that was the problem, so I switched over to reading on the Kindle. To have the main character’s trip to the toilet being described in way to much detail. Comparing this to Sweet Valley High or Harlequin Romance books is insulting to Sweet Valley High and Harlequin books. As far as being a police procedural, the rank [...]

    15. Enjoyable, quick read (the fact it took a week is more a commentary on the insanity of my schedule than the book). Love the characters of Kate Wakefiled and Tony Hetheridge, and, yes, did feel a definite connection between the two, though I felt the relationship was a little too lightly sketched, especially with Hetheridge moving so quickly from attraction to love. (Though the joke about taking out an announcement in the Times regarding his physical reaction to Kate when they do a bit of martial [...]

    16. I liked it! I bought it for 99 cents as a road trip read on my Kindle but didn't open it until the second week out. Luckily we stopped early at a motel because I read the whole book that night.In the opening chapter, I decided Anthony Hetheridge, ninth Baron of Wellegrave, was just another aristocrat turned Scotland Yard Chief Superintendent. He's approaching 60, never married, lives alone and knows he'll never go beyond a chief superintendent. He's contemplating life as a civilian.Then Detectiv [...]

    17. This was an easy read, I enjoyed the actual murder mystery. I liked the characters for most of the book but Kate began to seem facile and privileged about halfway through. The barron, Hethridge seemed pretty stupid by the end of the book. He should have run the other way when Kate was in the hospital five minutes after a miscarriage flirting with him and drawing him into her family. That was just strange and tasteless. The many disparaging remarks to and about the Pakistani detective also wore t [...]

    18. I downloaded this mystery for only 99 cents, as it sounded a little entertaining. And how far wrong can you go for only 99 cents? Boy was I pleasantly surprised! It had a fairly good mystery story, it was set in upper class England, and it had a wonderful romance to boot. He is an upper crust, aristocratic, Chief Superintendent who is surprised by romance in his later years. She is a feisty, career driven, DC from the East End with home issues. And the sparks fly! Wonderful! I practically read t [...]

    19. I was pleasantly surprised by this mystery. The characters are all interesting, the mystery was a surprise and the romance was cute. The age difference between Hetheridge and Wakefield is a little disconcerting. Unfortunately when I read about May/December romances I am always reminded of that Sex in the City episode where Samantha dates a much older man:"In the dark all cats look the sameEd's lips were not the lips of an older man.Ed's touch was not the touch of an older manUnfortunately Ed's a [...]

    20. This book needs an editor who knows Britain / London. Too many 'local' mistakes. As it's published in Kentucky and therefore maybe self-published and not sold internationally, maybe most readers wouldn't have noticed. It drove me nuts, and I ALMOST got out a pen and marked it up to send backThe story was pretty good and the writing good enough. May read another one, if there is one, just because. But Ms Jameson (I know that's not your name), spend more time than a semester abroad to get the lang [...]

    21. This is a standard British type Police Procedural with a nice twist. It spotlights some problems professional women, actually all working women face both at work and at home. It has some of the most interesting characters I have met in a long time in a British mystery. I am anxious to read the next book in the series. Sadly, there isn't one out there yet. Get writing, Emma Jameson, you audience anxiously awaits.

    22. 7/13 - I like the characters, but I find the romance between a 60yo Chief Superintendent and a working-class Detective Sergeant improbable. That said, the rest of the story is interesting, and I'm curious about the sequel.

    23. AMAZING story! I'm on to book two now. I just loved the humorous banter and chemistry between Tony and Kate.

    24. I don't know how I stumbled upon this on amazon, but gobbled it up on kindle. Both this one and the second one are high quality and I hope the series continues and becomes a big hit.

    25. I really like this book. It is witty, smart with the female mail character funny and full of it.! Will look forward to Ms Jameson's next book.

    26. I enjoyed this one. It's an interesting mix of English Cozy and Police Procedural, and the offbeat romance makes it appealing. I hope to see more of these characters!

    27. Ice Blue is this month’s bargain book for the English Kindle Mystery Club on . I almost put it down reading the first couple of pages because the characterization of Lord Hetheridge seemed almost cartoonish. I am glad that I didn’t because the book really improved after those first few pages. Lord Anthony Hetheridge is a Baron and a New Scotland Yard Chief Superintendent. He has made up an unconventional team including DS Wakefield and DS Bahr to work under him. Their case involves some very [...]

    28. British aristocratic detective story. Not overly violent, but more engaging than a cozy mystery. Really enjoyed the story , have already started the next in the series.

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