Lizzie Newton

Lizzie Newton

Victorian Mysteries. Volume 1

Book - 2012
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Jane Austen meets Agatha Christie in an all new shoujo series

Lizzie Newton, a young upper crust lady with a budding career as a mystery writer, is expected to know her place in Victorian society. Her father has arranged for her to marry the handsome Edwin White, who has put his rising career as a lawyer on hold to prove his love to Lizzie.

While the headstrong Lizzie tolerates earnest Edwin, she is not yet ready to accept him as her fiance. Besides, Lizzie is distracted by something far more important: an apparent suicide has occurred in the manor, and Lizzie is ready to solve her first real life murder case!

Publisher: [Los Angeles, Calif.] : Seven Seas, c2012.
ISBN: 9781935934806
1935934805
Branch Call Number: JEON
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. ; 18 cm.
Additional Contributors: Houck, Janet
Lee, Ki-ha (Artist)

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Nakkid
May 18, 2017

Sexual Content: A man and a woman are rumored to be having an affair, and the minor characters talk about it in slight disdain.

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May 18, 2017

Violence: A dead man is shown with a bullet wound in his head. Not gory, but it's there. Initially the characters presume it's suicide.

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May 18, 2017

A decent read, but there's just so much metaphysical banter to it. Mind you, I do enjoy metaphysical discussions, but the ones in here are ill-placed, come out of nowhere and tend to ruin the flow of the story. For example, at one point the police inspector visits Lizzie for witness testimony, and instead Lizzie starts a long discussion on the history of logic. What? Many of the characters also come off as flat and one-dimensional. I'm also not a big fan of Edwin, Lizzie's fiance, but he seems to be here for the long-run. The story also seems to end rather abruptly, with Lizzie and Edwin explaining the answer to the case to the police inspector, but you the reader don't get to see any arrests or aftermaths.
The artwork ia decent though, and I did enjoy that Lizzie speaks out against expectations and stereotypes for women of her time. Overall a good casual read, but not quite the page-turning mystery you might be looking for.

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May 18, 2017

Young Lizzie Newton in 1800s London comes from a rich and respectable family, but she has no intention of adhering to the prim and "proper" Victorian lifestyle expected of her, nor is she interested in marrying the handsome(?) lawyer-turned-personal steward Edwin. Lizzie loves mysteries and is secretly one of the biggest mystery fiction writers in all of England! And when a suspicious suicide happens near her, Lizzie jumps in to investigate!

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