Lucy Pinkston and the Lost Mine

Lucy Pinkston and the Lost Mine It s and life is good for Boston s Pinkston Detective Agency It suits year old Lucy Pinkston less so As the only daughter of the famous Pinkston patriarch Lucy detests needlepoint and every

  • Title: Lucy Pinkston and the Lost Mine
  • Author: Cheryl St. James
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • It s 1875, and life is good for Boston s Pinkston Detective Agency It suits 18 year old Lucy Pinkston less so As the only daughter of the famous Pinkston patriarch, Lucy detests needlepoint and every other proper feminine pursuit Relegated to a life of domestic drudgery, what she really desires is the opportunity to join her brother, Jack, in the family business.Lucy thIt s 1875, and life is good for Boston s Pinkston Detective Agency It suits 18 year old Lucy Pinkston less so As the only daughter of the famous Pinkston patriarch, Lucy detests needlepoint and every other proper feminine pursuit Relegated to a life of domestic drudgery, what she really desires is the opportunity to join her brother, Jack, in the family business.Lucy thinks she gets her chance when Jack is hired to find Robert Scruggs, a wealthy pharmaceutical magnate who vanished without a trace in the California prospecting country His untimely disappearance leaves his heir in a lurch, as an sizable family fortune hangs in the balance It doesn t take long for gold fever to overtake the case, as rumors swirl on whether Robert Scruggs found a gold mine before he went missing.Yet instead of turning to his sister for assistance, Jack engages an old school friend the mysterious James Smith Determined to prove herself and get the better of the male duo, Lucy enlists the support of a chaperone and bodyguard, Mr Farouk With his assistance, she departs for San Francisco determined to uncover what really happened to Scruggs and the truth behind the lost mine.

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    1. I always like historic mystery, the combination of two of my favorite genres. Since this is the first of the series, Lucy is quite naïve about how to do things and what to do, while being quite confident she can do it. She does have smarts on her side, and works against the prevailing notion (historic, of course) that females are useful only for certain things that don't include detecting. Unfortunately, it's her brother who inherit the detective agency. One assumes he has been trained, but evi [...]

    2. A fun mystery read with a great lead heroine. Lucy Pinkston is a young woman in Victorian Boston high society. Eager to ditch the constraints of corsets & needlework she follows her brother to California to prove she has what it takes to join the family detective business. Equal parts Lizzy from P&P and Rachel Weiss from "The Mummy" franchise, she saves the case of the lost mine.

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