***** A Wickedly Good Read, October 24, 2013 Amazon
Marvin Allan Williams (Fayetteville, North Carolina) This review is from: A Wicked
Design: A Belinda Lawrence Mystery (Kindle Edition)
This was the best of the Belinda Lawrence Mysteries so far. Historical treasure unearthed, relational
intrigue, humor, and of course no mystery would be complete without a dead body or two.
P.S. I'm growing quite fond of Hazel.
Marvin Williams rated it 5 of 5 stars ***** Good Reads
I absolutely love this series and A Wicked Design did not disappoint. The best so far. Character development
is a plus. I'd share a few drinks with Hazel anytime.
Five Stars: Each novel by Brian Kavanagh gets better and better, but A Wicked Design… is certainly the best of
all his works. Intense, complex plots with unpredictable characters interact so that the reader will have to read this
novel in one or two sittings, as it’s very, very hard to put down once it’s started. There’s also
a nice touch of history and its symbolic value in government that’s informative and intriguing as well! All in all -
very nicely done, Brian Kavanagh!
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***** A Wicked Design by Brian Kavanagh, September 18,
2013 By Betty Sullivan La Pierre (Sunnyvale, CA United States)
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Brian Kavanagh has done it again. Another great mystery
"A WICKED DESIGN" starring Belinda Lawrence and Hazel Whitby. After learning of the death of a very dear friend and ex-boyfriend
of Belinda, the two women set a goal to find out why he was murdered and by whom.
**** History, Mystery and a Tour of Melbourne, October 22, 2013
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‘A precious trophy from the 19th century,
used by the Parliament, is found, then lost, then found again. Meanwhile bodies fall to left and right, and the dauntless
female detectives are hot on the trail of the criminals. Hazel Whitby and Belinda Lawrence are nicely juxtaposed as characters
(Hazel with her fondness for gin and younger escorts; Belinda a thoroughly nice young thing.) I'm not a great detective myself,
but I have enjoyed Brian Kavanagh's books as a relaxing and at times very amusing read. A dry sense of humour is frequently
evident, keeping the book out of the gruesome category. I will be reading the next book by this author.’
**** Wonderful story in delightful setting, October 21, 2013
Mary R. Fairchild "Mare F" (Winsted, CT) - See all my reviews
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Lawrence Mystery (Kindle Edition)
fifth adventure with Belinda Lawrence was well worth the wait. This story takes place in Australia and brings with it a sense
of adventure and suspense. From the insidious hook at the beginning to the solution of the mystery one is treated to a rare
visit to Melbourne and some of its most interesting sites. A delightful tale with a vacation into the mix. I sincerely recommend
this book for anyone who would like to spend some time following a bit of history in a fresh arena.
***** Exciting Murder In Delightful Melbourne, September 27, 2013
L. Rigod "avid mystery reader" (Nice, CA USA) - See all my reviews
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to make contact with the victim's family, Belinda is immersed into the new civil war between the Roundheads and Cavaliers.
What has a proposed Dome being added to the House of Parliament have to do with the victim? Who are the strange mourners at
the funeral and what are their connection to the deceased? Encountering retired music hall entertainers, colourful antique
dealers, a gregarious Major, and more has Belinda and Hazel twirling. The most alarming? What is Belinda's fiancÚ, Mark Sallinger
involvement? This novel's storyline was complex and filled with surprises for the reader.’