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Summary

It should be a happy time for India and Matt, but forces beyond their control conspire to ruin their future. A distraction from their troubles comes in the form of murder.

When the editor of The Weekly Gazette is killed, controversial journalist and ink magician, Oscar Barratt, asks India and Matt to investigate. As the recipient of threatening letters written on magic paper, he believes he was the intended target. With suspects ranging from Oscar's brother to guild masters and London's elite, India and Matt have a lot of investigating to do.

But the more they dig, the more dark secrets they uncover; secrets that involve blackmail and an exclusive club of magic collectors who want to preserve the value of their collections. When one of the secrets can give India and Matt the future they desire, will they give in to blackmail or sacrifice their happiness?

©2018 C.J. Archer (P)2018 C.J. Archer

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  • Lyn
  • UK
  • 07-12-18

Compelling Series

I've become totally involved in this series, although I'm not keen on series that are 'Serials' rather than complete stories with the same characters - but it is so well written, and the characters of India and Matt, as well as the 'supporting cast' so compelling I had to forgive Ms Archer. As for the narrator, I think Marian Hussy has done fantastic job of bringing the characters to life and, for me, is totally convincing. My only quibble withe the story is that Matt seems to do a lot of 'purring' and although he is a bit of a pussycat, it does get a bit wearing after a while, but he's such a likable character I have to forgive this too, and I was really rooting for him and India to get together.

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  • Kiren
  • 01-09-18

Outstanding series!

I started listening to this series because Audible suggested it. I became captivated. I have listened to all the books more than once and was eagerly awaiting the release of the latest installment, The Ink Master's Silence. It does not disappoint! The character development is excellent and the narrator is superb. She makes an already well-written book simply come to life. I have already begun listening to this book again and look forward to reading other series from this author.

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  • diane
  • 30-11-18

another good one

enjoyed the narrative and book listen went very fast. liking this author. just stumble on to him.

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  • Sheri
  • 28-11-18

loved it! more please!! can hardly wat to see what

great style for casual fiction. enjoyed the narrator ans just masters india to a t

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  • Loretta DiFava-Shepherd
  • 26-11-18

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if this is optional then why do you keep asking. this is a pain in the butt.

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  • Kim
  • 11-11-18

Now we are asking the right questions!

Finally the characters are asking the same questions that I have been asking! I’m so excited!
I don’t know why the title is what it is. The other titles made sense, but even though this title sounds like the other titles it doesn’t make sense with the story.

Unfortunately like most of the stories in this series, this book doesn’t stand alone very well, and I have to wait forever for the next book to come out. I would suggest waiting until the next book comes out to listen to this one. Unless you don’t mind being tormented with questions about what will come next.
By this book I’ve gotten completely used to the new narrator. Her accents are still a little weird at times and she is still making some repeats and errors but her strange voices have become part of the characters so I hope they keep her. Just get her an editor.

#Clever #Magical #FemaleProtagonist #DeepFriendship #HiddenTalents #Elizabethan #England #London #mystery #detective #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • Georgia McNabb
  • 23-10-18

This book much better then previous book!

I felt this book was definitely better written than the book just previous. This continued story much better written and the characters were enjoyable.

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  • JoLee Goodman
  • 13-10-18

end

A great end to the preceptions of what I thought might happen. it was good to have conclusion.

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  • Patricia Lassiter
  • 07-10-18

Finally!

Book six and FINALLY, well maybe, there's an end to the whining and doubt of whether or not there is a marriage in sight. I was going to quit the series if I had to endure one more book of the heroine's indecision. I could do without the "I couldn't lie..." too.

Anyway, I did like the series. It will be interesting to see how it goes on from here.

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  • emily
  • 01-10-18

Love this series

I read a few complaints but I am
Totally perplexed as to
Why? What’s not to like? I will
Admit that the suspense of the case was very secondary to the suspense of the relationship but I enjoyed that for a change from the previous books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-09-18

Miss Steele is sassy but confident in book 6

And the story continues......it was great to see the story line advance. I don't want to give too much away. Miss Steele is full of confidence in this book. Looking forward to book 7.