Still Life With Murder (Nell Sweeney Mysteries, #1)

Still Life With Murder (Nell Sweeney Mysteries, #1) Download Still Life With Murder Nell Sweeney Mysteries, 1 Author P.B Ryan Bandcamptomp3.co.uk An Alternate Cover Edition Can Be Found Here.Book 1 Of P.B Ryan S Bestselling Historical Mystery Series Featuring Boston Governess Nell Sweeney And Opium Smoking Former Battle Surgeon Will Hewitt Long Thought To Have Died During The Civil War, Will Is Arrested For Murder, And It S Up To Nell To Prove His Innocence.

  • 4.5
  • 977
  • English
  • 06 February 2017
  • Kindle Edition
  • 320 pages
  • Still Life With Murder (Nell Sweeney Mysteries, #1)
  • P.B. Ryan

10 thoughts on “Still Life With Murder (Nell Sweeney Mysteries, #1)

  1. Ingela says:

    Review written June 3, 20164 1 2 Stars A wonderful audiobook gem Still Life With Murder is the first book in the historical mystery serial, Nell Sweeney Mysteries with five books so far I had hopes for a good series start They are all fully met I listened to the 2 WSfV audiobook incl a freebie kindle 9 45 hours very well narrated by Leigh Ryan Boston 1868 Young Irish immigrant Nell Sweeney is governess for the adopted daughter of wealt Review written June 3, 20164 1 2 Stars A wonderful audiobook gem Still Life With Murder is the first book in the historical myster...

  2. Brenda says:

    It was 1868 in Boston and Nell Sweeney had been apprenticed to Dr Greaves for the past four years He had taught her a lot, for which she was grateful The night they were called to assist in a birth was the turning point in Nell s previously harsh existence Viola Hewitt offered Nell a governess position in their home and Nell was thankful to accept.Viola was grief stricken at the loss of two of her sons in the Confederate war William was her firstborn and though the black sheep of the family It was 1868 in Boston and Nell Sweeney had been apprenticed to Dr Greaves for the past four years He had taught her a lot, for which she was grateful The night they were called to assist in a birth was the turning point in Nell s previously harsh existence Viola Hewitt offered Nell a governess position in their home and Nell was thankful to accept.Viola was grief stricken at the loss of two of her sons in the Confederate war William was her firstborn and though the black sh...

  3. ☮Karen says:

    This was a really good book, well written and descriptive of a time I don t often read about, 1860s Boston Nell is a girl with a past, who is hired to become governess to an adopted baby in a wealthy home The only thing her employer knows about her is that she was employed as a nurse of sorts and has a good head on her shoulders Three years later as Nell sets about to help her employer free a son of murder charges, Nell s past transgressions, now known only to Nell, are slowly revealed to the This was a really good book, well written and descriptive of a time I don t often read about, 1860s Boston Nell is a girl with a past, who is hired to become governess to an adopted baby in a wealthy home The only thing her employer knows about her is that she was employed as a nurse of sorts and has a good head on her shoulders Three years later as...

  4. Felicia says:

    I have a REAL soft spot for historical mystery series, especially with a good romance subplot see Deanna Raybourn for my fave I picked up several 1s in some series, and this one was one of the most enjoyable of the batch.It s set in the post Civil War US, which I thought was interesting and non standard It s a BIT perplexing in that there are some modern sensibilities that don t feel 100% organic to the time, but I overlooked it because there were some fun characters and settings I really I have a REAL soft spot for historical mystery series, especially with a good romance subplot see Deanna Raybourn for my fave I picked up several 1s in some series, and this one was one of the most enjoyable of the batch.It s set in the post Civil War US, which I thought was interesting and non standard It s a BIT perplexing in that there are some modern sensibilities that don t feel 100% organic to the time, but...

  5. Lauren says:

    Still Life with Murder4 StarsThree years after the end of the Civil War, Nell Sweeney, a young woman born into poverty, finds her way into the home of the Hewitts, a wealthy Bostonian family When William Hewitt, a former military surgeon and black sheep of the family, is accused of murder, his mother and Nell s benefactor, begs the young governess to help her eldest child To uncover the truth, Nell must delve deep into Boston s dark and dangerous underbelly, but the greatest threat might just Still Life with Murder4 StarsThree years after the end of the Civil War, Nell Sweeney, a young woman born into poverty, finds her way into the home of the Hewitts, a wealthy Bostonian family When William Hewitt, a former military surgeon and black sheep of the family, is accused of murder, his mother and Nell s benefactor, begs the young governess to help her eldest child To uncover the truth, Nell must delve deep into Boston s dark and dangerous underbelly, but the greatest threat might just come from the enigmatic William himself.Interesting historical setting, especially the details about Andersonville prison during the Civil War and in its aftermath The heroine is also very appealing, but the mystery is on the predictable side.Nell is a spirited yet pr...

  6. Ceki says:

    NOTE This is definitely not cozy mystery and I ve seen people shelf this series as such Just a piece of warning because there is nothing cozy about this It is a dark historical tale with mystery elements and zero romance at least in the first book Some of the possible triggers are opium addiction, prostitution, abuse, PTSD after the American Civil War , depictions of horrors from Andersonville Prison, the corruption etc.With that being said, I still loved the story I was immediately dra NOTE This is definitely not cozy mystery and I ve seen people shelf this series as such Just a piece of warning because there is nothing cozy about this It is a dark historical tale with mystery elements and zero romance at least in the first book Some of the possible triggers are opium addiction, prostitution, abuse, PTSD after the American Civil War , depictions of horrors from Andersonville Prison, the corruption etc.With that being said, I still loved the story I was immediately drawn in by the storytelling and characters This is far from any historical romance and cozy mystery because it depicts the real horrors of the 19th century America and the consequences of the Civil War And most importantly nobody was able to escape it, both the rich and poor ended up as victims.Nell Sweeney is a poor governess with a tragic past who wants to lead a normal quiet life but ends up solving the mystery around her employers son Willi...

  7. Merry says:

    A typical murder mystery set in post Civil War Boston, with the protagonist being a young woman, Nell Sweeney, with a less than respectable past who becomes a governess in a wealthy family The book had all the right elements to be a great story, but totally fell down in my eyes The author spent pages and pages describing the technical aspects of how a man smoked opium I really didn t need all that detail the rich woman Nell worked for did things getting drunk, blabbering her family secret A typical murder mystery set in post Civil War Boston, with the protagonist being a young woman, Nell Sweeney, with a less than respectable past who becomes a governess in a wealthy family The book had all the right elements to be a great story, but totally fell down in my eyes The author spent pages and pages describing the technical aspects of how a man smoked opium I really didn t need all that detail the rich woman Nell worked for did things getting drunk, blabbering her family secrets to an employee ...

  8. Jane Stewart says:

    I was not entertained I wanted it to be over.If you like murder mysteries with the feel of a jigsaw puzzle, then you might like this I was not drawn to the characters or the events Part of the time I was angry at the accused guy for not defending himself or saying anything to anyone that could help him It s like he wanted to hang for murder There is a surprise at the end which should appeal to some.Viola is in a wheelchair Her son is accused of murder She asks Nell to take messages to her I was not entertained I wanted it to be over.If you like murder mysteries with the feel of a jigsaw puzzle, then you might like this I was not drawn to the cha...

  9. Judy Iliff says:

    What a happy accident this was Still Life With Murder a Nell Sweeney mystery formerly Gilded Age Mystery was a free download on Kindle As of a couple of hours ago, I bought the other 5 in the series.The setting for this book is Boston and Cape Cod shortly after the Civil War Nell Sweeney has been a doctor s assistant apprentice of sorts for a doctor on Cape Cod When she goes with the doctor to the home of a summer resident, she makes such an impression on the wife, Viola Hewitt, that she s What a happy accident this was Still Life With Murder a Nell Sweeney mystery formerly Gilded Age Mystery was a free download on Kindle As of a couple of hours ago, I bought the other 5 in the series.The setting for this book is Boston and Cape Cod shortly after the Civil War Nell Sweeney has been a doctor...

  10. Marla says:

    I had bookmarked this book when browsing , but I couldn t see paying 7.99, the price of a new paperback, for an ebook I didn t know anything about Then it came up on the free book list recently and I snatched it up I m glad I did because I loved it, and I love that the next five books in the series are currently priced at 3.99, areasonable price for an ebook.I thought it was a well balance book, the author created Nell as a character with a background that made it very reasonable I had bookmarked this book when browsing , but I couldn t see paying 7.99, the price of a new paperback, for an ebook I didn t know anything about Then it came up on the free book list recently and I snatched it up I m glad I did because I loved it, and I love that the next five books in the series are currently price...

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