Cut to the Quick by Kate Ross

337 pages first pub 1993 (editions)

fiction historical mystery mysterious medium-paced


THERE'S A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN IN JULIAN KESTREL'S BED. UNFORTUNATELY, SHE'S DEAD.Add the unflappable Julian Kestrel to the ranks of great sleuths of ages past. He's the very model of a proper Beau Brummell--except for his unusual willingness to ...

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mysterious 100%
emotional 50%
tense 50%
adventurous 25%
challenging 25%
dark 25%
reflective 25%
sad 25%


medium 75%
slow 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 50% | A mix: 25% | Character: 25%

Strong character development?

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Loveable characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

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Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

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