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The streets of Victorian London are clothed in shadows and secrets in Tessa Harris’s gripping new mystery featuring flower seller Constance Piper …   London, July 1889. Eight months have passed since the horrific murder of Mary Jane Kelly. The residents of Whitechapel have begun breathing easy again—daring to leave windows open and walk about at twilight. But when old Alice M The streets of Victorian London are clothed in shadows and secrets in Tessa Harris’s gripping new mystery featuring flower seller Constance Piper …   London, July 1889. Eight months have passed since the horrific murder of Mary Jane Kelly. The residents of Whitechapel have begun breathing easy again—daring to leave windows open and walk about at twilight. But when old Alice McKenzie is found dead, throat slashed from ear to ear, the whispers begin once more: Jack the Ripper is back.   Constance Piper, a flower seller with a psychic gift, was a friend to both women. With the supernatural help of her late mentor, Miss Emily Tindall, and her more grounded ally, police detective Thaddeus Hawkins, she uncovers links between the murders and a Fenian gang. The Fenians, committed to violence to further their goal of an independent Ireland, are also implicated in a vicious attack in which the Countess of Kildane’s uncle was killed. Could the Whitechapel murders be a ruse to make the British police look helpless?   Soon, Constance is called upon for help. But there are spies everywhere in the city, and a bomb plot intended to incur devastating carnage. And as Constance is fast discovering, the greatest evil may not lurk in the grimy alleys of the East End, but in a conspiracy that runs from Whitechapel to the highest office in the land …


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The streets of Victorian London are clothed in shadows and secrets in Tessa Harris’s gripping new mystery featuring flower seller Constance Piper …   London, July 1889. Eight months have passed since the horrific murder of Mary Jane Kelly. The residents of Whitechapel have begun breathing easy again—daring to leave windows open and walk about at twilight. But when old Alice M The streets of Victorian London are clothed in shadows and secrets in Tessa Harris’s gripping new mystery featuring flower seller Constance Piper …   London, July 1889. Eight months have passed since the horrific murder of Mary Jane Kelly. The residents of Whitechapel have begun breathing easy again—daring to leave windows open and walk about at twilight. But when old Alice McKenzie is found dead, throat slashed from ear to ear, the whispers begin once more: Jack the Ripper is back.   Constance Piper, a flower seller with a psychic gift, was a friend to both women. With the supernatural help of her late mentor, Miss Emily Tindall, and her more grounded ally, police detective Thaddeus Hawkins, she uncovers links between the murders and a Fenian gang. The Fenians, committed to violence to further their goal of an independent Ireland, are also implicated in a vicious attack in which the Countess of Kildane’s uncle was killed. Could the Whitechapel murders be a ruse to make the British police look helpless?   Soon, Constance is called upon for help. But there are spies everywhere in the city, and a bomb plot intended to incur devastating carnage. And as Constance is fast discovering, the greatest evil may not lurk in the grimy alleys of the East End, but in a conspiracy that runs from Whitechapel to the highest office in the land …

30 review for A Deadly Deception

  1. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    Jack is back........Saucy Jack, that is. Tessa Harris takes us back to the East End of London known as Whitechapel. It's mid July of 1889 and people are taking to the streets once again after a string of brutal murders. It seems like anxiety is now at a low simmer with no blaring headlines of death in the darkened corners of Whitechapel for some time. But, alas, the tranquility is broken when the body of ol' Alice is found in a back street with the same butchering as all th Jack is back........Saucy Jack, that is. Tessa Harris takes us back to the East End of London known as Whitechapel. It's mid July of 1889 and people are taking to the streets once again after a string of brutal murders. It seems like anxiety is now at a low simmer with no blaring headlines of death in the darkened corners of Whitechapel for some time. But, alas, the tranquility is broken when the body of ol' Alice is found in a back street with the same butchering as all the others. Constance Piper and her sister Flo can't help but hear the police whistles. They follow the crowd to the scene. Ol' Alice was a friend of their mother's and the news sends shock waves very close to home. Constance is a flower seller who covers quite a bit of the area on foot every day. But Constance has the eerie gift of being a "whisper mind" who hears the voices of the dead and sees uncanny visions. And it is here that Tessa Harris does a fine job bringing in the spiritual element without any eyerolling or phoney baloney. Although a series, A Deadly Deception can be read as a standalone with Harris filling in any gaps nicely. Harris also brings in a working relationship between Constance and the Acting Inspector Thaddeus Hawkins. Constance's gift is of the utmost importance to Hawkins who respects the abilities of this young woman. A Deadly Deception will take on a wide curve in regard to Jack the Ripper this time around. Tessa Harris creates a winding road involving the Fenians who were Irish Nationalists seeking independence. The use of violence and crafty dynamitards will send London into an uproar with the footsteps of Jack and the explosions of the Fenians. Tessa Harris weaves in actual historical facts and situations into A Deadly Deception. If your interest has been long piqued by the Ripper tales, this one is sure to grab you down a long walk with highly creative tones in the dark background. A very winning series by a very talented author. I received a copy of A Deadly Deception through NetGalley for an honest review. My thanks to Kensington Books and to Tessa Harris for the opportunity.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jacinda Literature Babe

    Thank you to NetGalley, Kensington Books and the author Ms.Tessa Harris for the opportunity to read this Advanced Readers Copy of "Deadly Deceptions". Victorian London comes alive once again in this third installment of Tessa Harris' "Constance Piper Mystery Series". Victorian London, July 1889 and Jack the Ripper is once again hunting the streets and haunting the dreams of White Chapel residents. Our Heroine "Contance Piper", a flower seller working on the stree Thank you to NetGalley, Kensington Books and the author Ms.Tessa Harris for the opportunity to read this Advanced Readers Copy of "Deadly Deceptions". Victorian London comes alive once again in this third installment of Tessa Harris' "Constance Piper Mystery Series". Victorian London, July 1889 and Jack the Ripper is once again hunting the streets and haunting the dreams of White Chapel residents. Our Heroine "Contance Piper", a flower seller working on the streets, has psychic abilities. She assists the London coppers once again on the hunt to solve this latest "Ripper" killing. "Emily", Contance's good friend and now ghost confidante, helps guide in the search on the streets of White Chapel. Told from 2 distinct perspectives, jumping between Constance and Emily, this is an interesting take on the Jack the Ripper mystique.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Dee

    The newest Constance Piper mystery, by Tessa Harris, returns to Victorian London, where women are still being killed by Jack the Ripper, or perhaps a copy-cat killer. The theme this time is the Irish Nationalists who are setting off bombs in London, and being hunted by the Special Branch, formed as the Special Irish Branch to deal with the threat. Constance doesn’t know who to trust, except for her friend and policeman Thaddeus Hawkins, and her spirit companion, her dead teacher Emily Tindall. T The newest Constance Piper mystery, by Tessa Harris, returns to Victorian London, where women are still being killed by Jack the Ripper, or perhaps a copy-cat killer. The theme this time is the Irish Nationalists who are setting off bombs in London, and being hunted by the Special Branch, formed as the Special Irish Branch to deal with the threat. Constance doesn’t know who to trust, except for her friend and policeman Thaddeus Hawkins, and her spirit companion, her dead teacher Emily Tindall. Tindall tells much of the story, in her role as omniscient spirit, a gimmick that I’m not particularly fond of. But, like the previous novel, their is much to like here in the atmospheric setting. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sue

    As soon as I finished reading “A Deadly Deception” by Tessa Harris I instantly wanted to read the next installment of the Constance Piper Mystery series. I have found a new historical fiction mystery series to love. The historical setting of this book is so authentically and smartly written that I found myself transported back to 1889 London and swept into mystery and intrigue right along with Constance and Thaddeus. It’s not often that a book evokes such strong sensory feelings in me, but this As soon as I finished reading “A Deadly Deception” by Tessa Harris I instantly wanted to read the next installment of the Constance Piper Mystery series. I have found a new historical fiction mystery series to love. The historical setting of this book is so authentically and smartly written that I found myself transported back to 1889 London and swept into mystery and intrigue right along with Constance and Thaddeus. It’s not often that a book evokes such strong sensory feelings in me, but this one did. “A Deadly Deception” is the perfect read for classic mystery fans who enjoy an exciting and fast-moving plot with plenty of surprising twists and turns to keep you guessing at what will happen next. Constance Piper is an intelligent, determined, and compassionate protagonist that I liked immediately. It was refreshing and interesting to watch her acknowledge her limitations (often imposed by society) and work around them to achieve her goals. Constance has grit and doesn’t give up. As well, Thaddeus, a police detective who yet again seeks her help, is the perfect compliment to Constance and I can’t wait to see where their blossoming romantic relationship takes them, or how they’ll solve the next murder mystery together. I especially appreciated that this story was told from Constance’s point of view and then alternatively from Emily Tidwell’s (Constance’s former mentor/best friend and now ghost). Not only could I sleuth right along with Constance, but I could gather clues and insights from Emily as the plot unfolded. The narrative made this historically influenced mystery addictive and thrilling. ****Thank you to the author, Kensington Books and NetGalley for this ARC which was received in exchange for my honest review****

  5. 5 out of 5

    Norah Gibbons

    I received an ARC of this book to read through NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. A Deadly Deception by Tessa Harris is the 3rd book in her Constance Piper Mystery series. When flower seller Constance Piper’s mothers friend Alice MacKenzie is murdered rumours abound that she was a victim of Jack the Ripper. Constance does not think so and with the help of the ghost of her teacher Emily Tindall she and police detective Thadedeus Hawkins set out to solve a mystery that gets murkier with each I received an ARC of this book to read through NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. A Deadly Deception by Tessa Harris is the 3rd book in her Constance Piper Mystery series. When flower seller Constance Piper’s mothers friend Alice MacKenzie is murdered rumours abound that she was a victim of Jack the Ripper. Constance does not think so and with the help of the ghost of her teacher Emily Tindall she and police detective Thadedeus Hawkins set out to solve a mystery that gets murkier with each clue she uncovers. I found the story a bit hard to get into as chapters are narrated alternately by Constance and the ghost of Emily Tindale, with Constance’s chapters in the first person and Emily’s in neutral third party narration it made for an uneven flow in the story. Emily supposedly communicates with Constance but there was very little of that which made me wonder what was the point of it. Perhaps if I had read the first two books I would have enjoyed this one more because it has some fascinating historical detail but also things that don’t make sense such as Constance’s not needing to actually sell flowers and at times she seems much more sophisticated than one would expect. Publishing Date August 27, 2019 #NetGalley #DeadlyDeception #TessaHarris #HistoricalMystery #ConstancePiperMystery #Bookstagram

  6. 4 out of 5

    Maranda

    LONDON 1889 MURDERS!!!! Jack the Ripper? Harris weaves a great crime drama with these Constance Piper books. Great characters!! Constance Piper is a lowly flower girl with a talent as a sleuth aided by her psychic visions. She has her hands full trying to figure out who the latest murderer is. Her police contact Thaddeus Hawkins again seeks Constance for help with this latest murder case. Love the chemistry of these two characters and can't wait for this to blossom. "A copy of this book was prov LONDON 1889 MURDERS!!!! Jack the Ripper? Harris weaves a great crime drama with these Constance Piper books. Great characters!! Constance Piper is a lowly flower girl with a talent as a sleuth aided by her psychic visions. She has her hands full trying to figure out who the latest murderer is. Her police contact Thaddeus Hawkins again seeks Constance for help with this latest murder case. Love the chemistry of these two characters and can't wait for this to blossom. "A copy of this book was provided by Kensington via NetGalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my honest opinion." WOULD READ THIS SERIES IN ORDER.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Katharine Johnson

    I read this book on a beach in brilliant sunshine so it’s testament to the author’s writing skill that I was transported to the grim, shadowy streets of Victorian London and fully immersed in this intriguing and thrilling mystery which effortlessly encompasses Jack the Ripper and Fenian terrorists. Once again gutsy flower seller Constance Piper uses her common sense and determination (as well as a little help from beyond the grave) to solve the crime. Perfect for historical mystery fans and thos I read this book on a beach in brilliant sunshine so it’s testament to the author’s writing skill that I was transported to the grim, shadowy streets of Victorian London and fully immersed in this intriguing and thrilling mystery which effortlessly encompasses Jack the Ripper and Fenian terrorists. Once again gutsy flower seller Constance Piper uses her common sense and determination (as well as a little help from beyond the grave) to solve the crime. Perfect for historical mystery fans and those interested in Victorian history.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    First, I like historical mysteries but, in almost all cases, I have a hard time with multiple points of view. It's a special mystery that makes it to my must read list and this series is one of those. I also tend towards the cozier genre but this series, though tied to Jack the Ripper, kept me up way past my bedtime. The sign of a well written book. It's July 1889 and Victorian London is feeling less stress, feeling free to leave their windows open and free to walk some streets at some time First, I like historical mysteries but, in almost all cases, I have a hard time with multiple points of view. It's a special mystery that makes it to my must read list and this series is one of those. I also tend towards the cozier genre but this series, though tied to Jack the Ripper, kept me up way past my bedtime. The sign of a well written book. It's July 1889 and Victorian London is feeling less stress, feeling free to leave their windows open and free to walk some streets at some times of the day without worrying that it will cost them their life. Constance Piper continues to sell flowers to help keep her mother and older sister off the streets. It's a very hard life for all of them. She is one of the voices of this story. Miss Emily Tindall was not only Constance's teacher, she was her mentor - 'was' being the key word here for Miss Emily Tindall was murdered and the killer is still at large. She can connect with Constance and help guide her in catching killers. And no, it's not over the top spooky, trust me, it works. The third member of the 'team' is Acting Inspector Thaddeus Hawkins. I had no trouble keeping all three voices separate. When, 8 months after the last Ripper killing, Miss Alice, aka Clay Pipe Alice (because she smoked a pipe) is found slaughtered in an alley, the fears return and Constance is drawn into the case partly because Alice was her mother's friend. Added to the possible return of Jack the Ripper (or is it a new killer on the prowl?) Thaddeus has been tasked with an investigation that focuses on the Fenians and their violent acts of terrorism on London. Each thread got my attention and carried me along. I can't say if this needs to be read in order or as a stand alone because, while I had read the other series by Tessa Harris - the Thomas Silkstone mysteries (6 in the series) I was new to this one and missed reading the previous two books. I plan to catch up very soon and I will add the next in the series to my must read list. My thanks to the publisher, Kensington and to NetGalley for giving me an advance copy in exchange for my honest review.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jantine

    I read the other two installments of this series too, and I recommend to read those before reading A Deadly Deception. Want to read my review in Dutch? You can do so at my blog. Jack the Ripper is one gruesome part of London's history out of many, and one that peaks my interest. That is why I started reading the books about Constance Piper. I just could not let the chance go by to read fiction about this! For most parts, I could feel the oppressive and scary mood of the place and t I read the other two installments of this series too, and I recommend to read those before reading A Deadly Deception. Want to read my review in Dutch? You can do so at my blog. Jack the Ripper is one gruesome part of London's history out of many, and one that peaks my interest. That is why I started reading the books about Constance Piper. I just could not let the chance go by to read fiction about this! For most parts, I could feel the oppressive and scary mood of the place and time. I love how, meanwhile, things also went on as normal. Another great thing about this book - and it's predecessors - is how it hooks into the interest for mediums and the occult that happened quite a lot in this time. I would have liked it better though, if Constance had not prayed to her beloved miss Tindall all the time, like she could not think for herself anymore. Another pet peeve of mine is that Constance changed from the girl that helped her sister pickpocketing by getting the attention of people with her flowers in part one, to a Mary Sue who all but condemned her sister for her occupation now, while she hardly had time to sell flowers anymore. Girl, how else would there be food on the table and payed rent, while you are too busy nosing around and calling for your ghost friend to sell flowers? In the end this was mostly a pet peeve though. I'd certainly pick up this book again if I had to choose again, and I hope there will be more books about Constance to come! I received a free copy through Netgalley in return for an honest review.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    A Deadly Deception by Tessa Harris is the third in the Constance Piper Mysteries series. Although I normally love a good historical mystery I found myself unable to connect with this book. It takes place in London in 1889 around the time of the Jack the Ripper murders. Several women are dead and it may indeed be Jack. Constance is naturally curious and has been helpful to the constabulary in the past. Miss Emily Tindall is Constance' mentor, even now that she has passed away. The problem is that A Deadly Deception by Tessa Harris is the third in the Constance Piper Mysteries series. Although I normally love a good historical mystery I found myself unable to connect with this book. It takes place in London in 1889 around the time of the Jack the Ripper murders. Several women are dead and it may indeed be Jack. Constance is naturally curious and has been helpful to the constabulary in the past. Miss Emily Tindall is Constance' mentor, even now that she has passed away. The problem is that she is not always available. Her friend, Inspector Thaddeus Hawkins, is with the Metropolitan Police, in fact, is temporarily in charge of the Commercial Street station. He seeks her counsel despite the fact his bosses don't like it but she has been warned away from the station so they need to be careful. The Parnell Commission is in session investigating the Irish problem so there is plenty going on in London at the moment. The mystery was a decent one but it was convoluted and there were a lot of characters to keep straight. There were also several subplots, which made it even more complicated. In short, I am not in love with this book. I received a free ARC of A Deadly Deception. All opinions and interpretations contained herein are solely my own. #netgalley #adeadlydeception

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lori D

    This is the first book I have read by Tessa Harris and it certainly will not be my last. The mystery, suspense, paranormal and amazing characters have drawn me in and have me only wanting to read more! There was such a different twist with the Constance Piper, A flower seller being a psychic and getting help from Miss Emily Tindall, her old mentor and a ghost. Oh yes and that made the story even more fascinating! This time period with the horror of Jack the Ripper, which has fascinated almost ev This is the first book I have read by Tessa Harris and it certainly will not be my last. The mystery, suspense, paranormal and amazing characters have drawn me in and have me only wanting to read more! There was such a different twist with the Constance Piper, A flower seller being a psychic and getting help from Miss Emily Tindall, her old mentor and a ghost. Oh yes and that made the story even more fascinating! This time period with the horror of Jack the Ripper, which has fascinated almost everyone since that time, is talked about again as another victim is found dead with the same MO. But there is a lot of unrest with the Fenians, who are stirring up trouble violence in trying to gain the independence of Ireland. Thaddeus Hawkins is a police detective who uses Constance's help in trying to solve the murders. There seems to be a lot going on though with evil being found in some unlikely places. Prepare to sit back and not be able to stop once you start this amazing tale written by an author who uses fiction and facts to hold you captive until the end! By the way I love this cover! It sets the mood wonderfully!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kathleen Gray

    Constance is back- and so, maybe, is Jack the Ripper! Constance, a flower seller, has a gift and she also has the voice of Emily, her beloved and quite dead friend, in her ear. In fact, this is told alternately by Constance and Emily (go with it- it's not woo woo) as Constance tries to find the murderer of her mother's friend Ol'Alice, which was killed in a way reminiscent of the Ripper. Constance has a good friend, ally, and associate in Inspector Thaddeus Hawkins, who frankly takes advantage o Constance is back- and so, maybe, is Jack the Ripper! Constance, a flower seller, has a gift and she also has the voice of Emily, her beloved and quite dead friend, in her ear. In fact, this is told alternately by Constance and Emily (go with it- it's not woo woo) as Constance tries to find the murderer of her mother's friend Ol'Alice, which was killed in a way reminiscent of the Ripper. Constance has a good friend, ally, and associate in Inspector Thaddeus Hawkins, who frankly takes advantage of her skills. This is less about the Ripper, however, than the Fenians, a violent group which is wrecking havoc in London. I learned a bit (always a plus) and this made the mystery more complex. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. For fans of historical mysteries. While this is the third of a series, it could easily be read as a standalone.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Roslyn Stillman

    This was a very interesting and different historical novel. It is not a short story but one that you won’t get bored with. It was different in that it was written in the common dialogue of lower class London. I had thought it was bad spelling to begin with until it was explained through the story. I also found the way the book was written in the first person for the main character and a ghost telling the remainder of the story a very interesting concept. The characters were all well written and This was a very interesting and different historical novel. It is not a short story but one that you won’t get bored with. It was different in that it was written in the common dialogue of lower class London. I had thought it was bad spelling to begin with until it was explained through the story. I also found the way the book was written in the first person for the main character and a ghost telling the remainder of the story a very interesting concept. The characters were all well written and related very well together. I enjoyed the relationship between Constance and Thaddeus and look forward to reading more of their adventures and seeing how their relationship continues to mature. I received this book as an ARC and freely give my review.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Annarella

    A very good historical mystery with paranormal elements. I was fascinated by how well the author mixes historical, paranormal and mystery elements making this book gripping and entertaining. I like Costance and I think that the entire cast of characters is well written and interesting. I appreciated a historical mystery that is not set in a high society environment but in the slums of Whitechapel. I didn't read the previous instalment but I had no issue with the plot or the c A very good historical mystery with paranormal elements. I was fascinated by how well the author mixes historical, paranormal and mystery elements making this book gripping and entertaining. I like Costance and I think that the entire cast of characters is well written and interesting. I appreciated a historical mystery that is not set in a high society environment but in the slums of Whitechapel. I didn't read the previous instalment but I had no issue with the plot or the characters. I look forward to reading the next book in this series. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Kensington Books and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Maria-Anne

    This is the third book in the Constance Piper Mysteries. First book I read by this Author and it left me wanting to know more about Constance I put the first two books on my wish list The story brings us back to Victorian England. It is a bit different from the typical historical novel because of the connection between Constance and her dead friend's spirit who indirectly helps Constance solve the crime. Following items play a role. Corruption within the security services. Live in Victorian Engl This is the third book in the Constance Piper Mysteries. First book I read by this Author and it left me wanting to know more about Constance I put the first two books on my wish list The story brings us back to Victorian England. It is a bit different from the typical historical novel because of the connection between Constance and her dead friend's spirit who indirectly helps Constance solve the crime. Following items play a role. Corruption within the security services. Live in Victorian England riddled with crime but also lots of honest people trying to survive. The strong bond between a mother and her child. Lots of twist and turns in this story that keeps you on reading.

  16. 5 out of 5

    GONZA

    It was way too slow and this cockney accent made reading this novel even more difficult. I am pretty sure it is just not my cup of tea but there are other people out there that may love this third installments in this series where a girl selling flowers, is helped by a spirit to solve crimes. È una storia lentissima in cui dialetto londinese della fine dell'800 complica ulteriormente una situazione già compromessa. Sono sicura che il problema sia solo mio e là fuori sia pieno di gente It was way too slow and this cockney accent made reading this novel even more difficult. I am pretty sure it is just not my cup of tea but there are other people out there that may love this third installments in this series where a girl selling flowers, is helped by a spirit to solve crimes. È una storia lentissima in cui dialetto londinese della fine dell'800 complica ulteriormente una situazione già compromessa. Sono sicura che il problema sia solo mio e là fuori sia pieno di gente in grado di apprezzare non solo il romanzo, ma tutta la serie incentrata su una venditrice di fiori che viene aiutata da uno spirito a risolvere i crimini. THANKS NETGALLEY FOR THE PREVIEW!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Caroline

    Book 3 in the Constance Piper Mystery series finds us dealing with both Fenian and Jack the Ripper conspiracies - or are we? Is anything ever as it seems for our Inspector, flower girl and her teacher/spirit guide? Tessa Harris has really found her storytelling groove with Constance, Emily and Thaddeus. This was a really tight mystery, neatly tied to book 1, that really kept me guessing until the end. Not all plots were tied up neatly, so I’m really looking forward to the next install Book 3 in the Constance Piper Mystery series finds us dealing with both Fenian and Jack the Ripper conspiracies - or are we? Is anything ever as it seems for our Inspector, flower girl and her teacher/spirit guide? Tessa Harris has really found her storytelling groove with Constance, Emily and Thaddeus. This was a really tight mystery, neatly tied to book 1, that really kept me guessing until the end. Not all plots were tied up neatly, so I’m really looking forward to the next installment. I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    It is now July 1889 and eight months have gone since the Ripper's last victim, Mary Jane Kelly. But now another body has been found in Whutechapel. Constance Piper with her psychic ability, her guardian angel, dead Emily Tindall, and police detective Thaddeau Hawkins are all involved determining the connection of the murders to the Fenians. I still couldn't take to Constance, and the paranormal aspects of this series. I am sure many readers will love this series but it is not for me. A It is now July 1889 and eight months have gone since the Ripper's last victim, Mary Jane Kelly. But now another body has been found in Whutechapel. Constance Piper with her psychic ability, her guardian angel, dead Emily Tindall, and police detective Thaddeau Hawkins are all involved determining the connection of the murders to the Fenians. I still couldn't take to Constance, and the paranormal aspects of this series. I am sure many readers will love this series but it is not for me. A NetGalley Book

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kyle Davis

    I love the time period and the setting for the latest series from Tessa Harris. More murder and general slummery in the Whitechapel area of East London and it may just be Ol Saucy Jack back for more fun. I really enjoy how the split character point of view gives such insight to things going on outside of what Constance sees. I recommend starting with the first book because of character development, but this book is good by itself. It doesn’t hit a home run the way other books of hers have, but i I love the time period and the setting for the latest series from Tessa Harris. More murder and general slummery in the Whitechapel area of East London and it may just be Ol Saucy Jack back for more fun. I really enjoy how the split character point of view gives such insight to things going on outside of what Constance sees. I recommend starting with the first book because of character development, but this book is good by itself. It doesn’t hit a home run the way other books of hers have, but it is a solid read that I really enjoyed.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Amy Mannette

    This is the third book in the Constance Piper series by Tessa Harris. However, this is the first book I have read in the series. The writing style of the book is very unique being written from the point of view of Constance and her dead teacher, Emily Tindall. Really amazing story; it keeps you guessing from the beginning and the change in point of view relays such different perpectives. I've alreay gone and bought the first book in the series to fill in a few of the gaps from starting with book This is the third book in the Constance Piper series by Tessa Harris. However, this is the first book I have read in the series. The writing style of the book is very unique being written from the point of view of Constance and her dead teacher, Emily Tindall. Really amazing story; it keeps you guessing from the beginning and the change in point of view relays such different perpectives. I've alreay gone and bought the first book in the series to fill in a few of the gaps from starting with book three. However, you can also read this as a stand-alone as well without missing too much.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Cathrine

    Constance and Thaddeus are joining forces again This time in order to thwart the Finians, Irishman intent on destroying British landmarks in order to get home rule. Ther is more on the supposed Jack the Ripper killings, Emily is still assisting Constance and Flo is still dating the wrong men.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kathy Carberry

    Intriguing page turner. It hooked me right from the beginning. Great characters were a little difficult to keep track of early on, but once I settled into the story it was much easier. I enjoyed the mystery and the tie in with the IRA. The story kept me guessing. It's a must read for anyone who enjoys a good thriller or mystery.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Rita Marie

    A good read, but not quite as good as the book before. I think it had something to do with Emily, the ghost. In this book she seemed to move around much more, so that she could be the omniscient narrator for various bits of a rather complicated plot.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Paul

    An interesting historical fiction story. Well-written characters and a captivating plot made this a good read. Maybe "out there" if you're put off by some paranormal stuff. I really appreciate the advanced copy for review!!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Heather Bennett

    A Deadly Deception is a fantastic historical mystery that was engrossing from the first chapter on. The characters are interesting and well developed and the storyline is captivating.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Pcox

    Jack the Ripper is again in this one.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Elodie

    If I’m able to finish my growing list of arcs to read, I will require this one!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Aimee

    This one was a little lukewarm for me. It’s a slower-paced mystery, set in 1880s Whitechapel. After a dormant period of about eight months, a murder occurs and residents fear that Jack the Ripper is back. I ended up liking two secondary characters the best (I won’t say who, major spoilers!) The writing is good and the book does pick up speed towards the end, with some fun little reveals and twists. Thank you to the folks at Kensington for sending me an advanced copy of this book!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Dave Sloan

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jerry

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