Women detective in neo-Victorian time -The Jacq of Spades by Patricia Loofbourrow


Author: Patricia Loofbourrow

IBSN: 1944223002

Publish: November 2015


The once-beautiful domed neo-Victorian city of Bridges is split between four crime families in an uneasy cease-fire. Social disparity increasing and its steam-driven infrastructure failing, a new faction is on the rise: the Red Dogs.
Jacqueline Spadros has a dream life: a wealthy husband, a powerful family. But her life is not what it seems. Kidnapped from her mother’s brothel and forced to marry, the murder of her best friend Air ten years before haunts her nightmares. She finds moments of freedom in a small-time private eye business, which she hides in fear of her sadistic father-in-law.
Air’s little brother disappears off his back porch and the Red Dogs are framed for it. With the help of a mysterious gentleman investigator hired by the Red Dogs to learn the truth, Jacqui pushes her abilities to their limits in hope of rescuing the child before the kidnapper disposes of him.


This is my first book written by Patricia Loofbourrow and i hope not the last one.
Book is in first person (Jacqueline Spadros) who is a main character in this series. I thought it would be an easy going book with not big surprises, but IT WAS NOT!!
Jaqui is a brilliant women, she wants to live fully in the world where mans are ruling everything. She try to deal with other people, to find her place and make everything well.
Each character has its own role and a way of behaving (like Roy or Tony), that made this book full, it has depth 🙂
The detective thing inside made book a good pace, action moved smoothly and wisely.

I recommend this book to people who like reading in first person, detective thing, women who can live/find her way in world dominated by mens.

Patricia it was brilliant, thank you!


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