A Lady in Shadows (Madeleine Karno, #2) by Lene Kaaberbøl

A Lady in Shadows (Madeleine Karno, #2)

On June 2nd, 1894, in the wake of President Marie Francois Sadi Carnot’s assassination, France descends into chaos and riots in the streets of Varbourg. Many lives are lost in the mayhem, but when one lady of the night is found murdered with brutal incisions and no sign of a struggle, it is clear something is amiss. Madeleine Karno must ask herself the terrifying question: Do they have their very own Jack the Ripper in France?Madeleine is no st...


Details A Lady in Shadows (Madeleine Karno, #2)

TitleA Lady in Shadows (Madeleine Karno, #2)
ISBN9781476731421
Author
Release DateDec 5th, 2017
PublisherAtria Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Historical, Historical Fiction, Crime, Historical Mystery
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Reviews A Lady in Shadows (Madeleine Karno, #2)

  • Lori Lamothe
    2017-08-08
    On the eve of the French president’s assassination in 1894, Madeleine Karno is summoned to examine a prostitute’s mutilated corpse. The daughter of an esteemed forensic pathologist, Madeleine discovers that the woman’s entire uterus has been removed and notes striking similarities to a murder that occurred weeks earlier. Does France have its own Jack the Ripper or is a mad scientist using "filles isolees" for his own dark experiments? While...
  • Ken Fredette
    2017-12-20
    Lene Kaaberbol has really made my day. First she wrote Doctor Death which made me her fan and then she wrote A Lady in Shadows. I was her fan then and I am more so now. It took 2 years to make it happen but now were on a roll. I don't want to give the story away so lets just say that Madeleine Karno is my type of woman. Independent, smart and willing to do things to make it happen.
  • Tasha
    2017-07-01
    More of a whyitwasdone than a whodunnit, but I loved the historical detail. I really felt like I was transported to 1894 France!
  • Beckey
    2017-08-25
    **I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**I was pleasantly surprised by this book! Whodunnit type novels aren't my usual choice, but A Lady in Shadows was a wonderful story. It all begins with the muder of a prostitute during the mayhem following the assassination of French president Marie François Sadi Carnot, causing fears of a French Jack the Ripper; and leads into something even darker and more twisted.Alth...
  • Ingrid Hansen
    2013-05-21
    24. juni 1894 Varbourg Frankrig. Madeline Karno ligger i sin seng og fornemmer at der er noget galt i byens gader og stræder. Hun har ret. Præsidenten er blevet myrdet af en Italiensk ekstremist og hele byen går totalt amok og straffer dem som har den nationalitet. På grund af dette må vores intelligente Madeline, som er sin fars assistent, ud til et liget af en ung prostitueret Rosalba Lombardi der er efterladt i en kulhandlers baggård. He...
  • Kim McGee
    2017-09-16
    France in the 19th century has very little to interest the average woman besides keeping house, raising children and staying out of sight - all the things that Madeleine Karno is not. She is an assistant to her physician father and wants to be admitted to medical school on her own merit. There is just one or two small problems - someone is killing pregnant prostitutes a la Jack the Ripper style and there are no women in medical school. This would...
  • Louise Mundt
    2014-04-25
    Exciting and well written. I enjoyed the mystery as well as Madeleines story. The only drawback is that it didn't take me long to piece together the puzzle, making the book a tiny bit less exciting than it could have been.
  • Gloria Feit
    2017-12-13
    From the publisher: On June 2nd, 1894, in the wake of President Mrie Francois Sadi Carnot’s assassination, France descends into chaos and riots in the streets of Varbourg. Many lives are lost in the mayhem, but when one lady of the night is found murdered with brutal incisions and no signs of a struggle, it is clear something is amiss. Madeleine Karno must ask herself the terrifying question: Do they have their very own Jack the ripper in Franc...
  • Nancy
    2017-11-19
    My thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for an opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book.Dreadful. That is the only word that I can come up with to describe this long and drawn out book. Trying either to shock the reader with the subject matter or to lure them in with the detailed gynecological practices of a villainous doctor in 1880’s France, or if that is not enough, the unbeknownst relationships of Madeline Karno’s fiancé – wh...