I love Michelle Diener’s historical suspense mysteries. They are all based around actual events, with delightful characters and a side dish of romance. A Dangerous Madness is connected to her previous novels; The Emperor’s Conspiracy and Banquet of Lies since we see characters from those novels but all are standalone and can be read in any order.
Banquet of Lies by Michelle Diener
Michelle Diener is one of my favorite authors for historical suspense with a dash of romance. I adored the Emperor’s Conspiracy and her newest book Banquet of Lies was absolutely incredible. The tale is filled with the colorful characters and a suspenseful plot that kept me reading all day. Mini review: suspenseful, engaging and flows effortlessly.
Daughter of the Sky by Michelle Diener
This was my first adventure involving the Victorian empire and Zululand, South Africa. Daughter of the Sky is a story about war, spies and greed laced with a romance and fascinating characters. I found myself swept up in the historical events and the beautiful landscape. Three word review: captivating, adventurous, passionate.
The Emperor’s Conspiracy by Michelle Diener
The cover drew me to The Emperor’s Conspiracy, the synopsis had me grab it and the novel captivated me. Michelle Diener’s novel has elements I love in a good book; suspense, mystery and a side dish of romance all set in nineteenth century London. I adored the unique characters and the plot against the crown. I was captivated by this tale and could not put it down.