City of Secrets

City of Secrets

Con artist Elizabeth Miles has determined that Society is the biggest con of all. So far, Elizabeth?s only real social success has been with Priscilla Knight. Priscilla is a dedicated suffragist who was recently widowed for the second time in her young life. Her beloved first husband, DeForrest Jenks, died in a tragic accident and left her with two young daughters and a co Con artist Elizabeth Miles has determined that Society is the biggest con of all. So far, Elizabeth?s only real socia...

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Title:City of Secrets
Author:Victoria Thompson
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:0451491610
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:310 pages pages

City of Secrets Reviews

  • Debbie
    Nov 14, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with romance and a mystery. The book started slowly as I place the characters but it changed...

    I loved this second Counterfeit Lady mystery even more than the first. Thompson excels at bringing us an exciting story in an authentic setting, characters we adore (or revile), and an intricate plot. The romantic subplot between sleuth Elizabeth Miles and her beloved Gordon plays out ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. I haven't read the first book in this series, but this one is really good. I brought it in from the mail and started reading it immediately and had to finish it that day since I was so engrossed in the story. Reading about this...

    The City of Secrets is the second book in a series. I did not read the first book but enjoyed this one very much. It started slowly for me only because I was getting to know the characters and was trying to figure out how they all came together. Elizabeth was a hoot. She was not the st...

    City of Secrets is the second novel in Victoria Thompson?s Counterfeit Lady series. I read the first in the series, City of Lies and, unfortunately, was not impressed. However, Thompson has done a complete 180 in this second novel. The author?s writing style was never an issue, but...

    Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own. Elizabeth Miles is trying to be respectable, so she can marry the very respectable Gideon. She has some mixed results, but the story of Priscilla catches her eye--twice widowed, whose second husband spent the money le...

    This book is set in New York City in 1917/1918. The main character is Elizabeth Miles who runs cons with a crew made up of some family members. However, Elizabeth is trying to go straight since her beloved is a honest lawyer who can't seem to lie. Elizabeth befriends a recent widow who...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Historical Fiction, Mystery *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* City of Secrets, by author Victoria Thompson, is the second installment in the author's Counterfeit Lady series. The story takes place in 1917 New York City. Please note: I've seen many reviews that ...

    There is not much mystery within these pages, but read as historical fiction it is good, especially the last third of the book. The bad guys are revealed very early on, but it is fun to see them get their just deserts. Elizabeth and Gideon are great contrasts to each other, and all of ...

    http://openbooksociety.com/article/ci... City of Secrets Counterfeit Lady Book #2 By Victoria Thompson ISBN# 9780451491619 Author?s website: Victoriathompson.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis: Con artist Elizabeth Miles has determined that Society is ...

    Former grifter Elizabeth Miles has given up on her life of lies and is ready to marry attorney Gideon Bates. But sometimes the best laid plans of mice and men go awry. When Elizabeth finds out her friend Priscilla Knight, widowed for the second time, has been bilked out of her first hu...

    Thanks to the First to Read program for a digital ARC of this book. The following is my honest opinion of this book: The second entry in the Counterfeit Lady series, City of Secrets is a quick read that's definitely worth looking into. Elizabeth Miles is a grifter but she's met a wo...

    This is a fun read. Although I did read the first book in the series, I was confused on some parts that were explored in the first novel. I clearly forgot some of the plot. I think this is a series where one should read them in order. I did review Goodreads to refresh on the first inst...

    Elizabeth Miles was a grifter. In an attempt to get away from one of her marks, she mingled with a group of suffragists and was arrested with them. This was where she met Mrs Bates, whose son Gideon became her fiancé. In Victoria Thompson?s second book in the Counterfeit Lady series...

    "City of Secrets" is a historical mystery set in 1918 in New York City. This is the second book in the series, but you don't need to read the previous book to understand this one. This book referred to some events in the previous book, but not enough to spoil the story. Elizabeth is a ...

  • Laura Hill
    Sep 17, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with romance and a mystery. The book started slowly as I place the characters but it changed...

    I loved this second Counterfeit Lady mystery even more than the first. Thompson excels at bringing us an exciting story in an authentic setting, characters we adore (or revile), and an intricate plot. The romantic subplot between sleuth Elizabeth Miles and her beloved Gordon plays out ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. I haven't read the first book in this series, but this one is really good. I brought it in from the mail and started reading it immediately and had to finish it that day since I was so engrossed in the story. Reading about this...

    The City of Secrets is the second book in a series. I did not read the first book but enjoyed this one very much. It started slowly for me only because I was getting to know the characters and was trying to figure out how they all came together. Elizabeth was a hoot. She was not the st...

    City of Secrets is the second novel in Victoria Thompson?s Counterfeit Lady series. I read the first in the series, City of Lies and, unfortunately, was not impressed. However, Thompson has done a complete 180 in this second novel. The author?s writing style was never an issue, but...

    Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own. Elizabeth Miles is trying to be respectable, so she can marry the very respectable Gideon. She has some mixed results, but the story of Priscilla catches her eye--twice widowed, whose second husband spent the money le...

    This book is set in New York City in 1917/1918. The main character is Elizabeth Miles who runs cons with a crew made up of some family members. However, Elizabeth is trying to go straight since her beloved is a honest lawyer who can't seem to lie. Elizabeth befriends a recent widow who...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Historical Fiction, Mystery *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* City of Secrets, by author Victoria Thompson, is the second installment in the author's Counterfeit Lady series. The story takes place in 1917 New York City. Please note: I've seen many reviews that ...

    There is not much mystery within these pages, but read as historical fiction it is good, especially the last third of the book. The bad guys are revealed very early on, but it is fun to see them get their just deserts. Elizabeth and Gideon are great contrasts to each other, and all of ...

    http://openbooksociety.com/article/ci... City of Secrets Counterfeit Lady Book #2 By Victoria Thompson ISBN# 9780451491619 Author?s website: Victoriathompson.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis: Con artist Elizabeth Miles has determined that Society is ...

    Former grifter Elizabeth Miles has given up on her life of lies and is ready to marry attorney Gideon Bates. But sometimes the best laid plans of mice and men go awry. When Elizabeth finds out her friend Priscilla Knight, widowed for the second time, has been bilked out of her first hu...

    Thanks to the First to Read program for a digital ARC of this book. The following is my honest opinion of this book: The second entry in the Counterfeit Lady series, City of Secrets is a quick read that's definitely worth looking into. Elizabeth Miles is a grifter but she's met a wo...

    This is a fun read. Although I did read the first book in the series, I was confused on some parts that were explored in the first novel. I clearly forgot some of the plot. I think this is a series where one should read them in order. I did review Goodreads to refresh on the first inst...

    Elizabeth Miles was a grifter. In an attempt to get away from one of her marks, she mingled with a group of suffragists and was arrested with them. This was where she met Mrs Bates, whose son Gideon became her fiancé. In Victoria Thompson?s second book in the Counterfeit Lady series...

    "City of Secrets" is a historical mystery set in 1918 in New York City. This is the second book in the series, but you don't need to read the previous book to understand this one. This book referred to some events in the previous book, but not enough to spoil the story. Elizabeth is a ...

    City of Secrets is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series by Victoria Thompson. Elizabeth, our heroine, is a con artist trying to settle down with an honest lawyer. When a church patron named Priscilla Knight reveals that she doesn?t know why she married her now-deceased seco...

    The Author Had Me From the Opening Line! The best thing about this book is how the author places the main characters in a conundrum via the nature of their stations. Elizabeth Miles, the heroine, is a con artist with a colorful past who has gone straight for the sake of her secret-f...

    City of Secrets is the second in the Counterfeit Lady series by Victoria Thompson. I hadn't read the first book in the series but had no trouble catching on. I fully intend to read the first book, then probably reread this one. Thompson has crafted a view of society in the 1920s whe...

    I really liked this book. For those who follow Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Mystery series, this might be a change. This book picks up where the first book of the Counterfeit Lady Series left off. Elizabeth is engaged to Gideon and learning how to navigate high society in New York on t...

    Disclaimer: I received a free ARC (Thanks, Netgalley!), which doesn't sway my opinion, & etc. I've been meaning to read Victoria Thompson for ages; I recommend her Gaslight all the time for historical fiction mystery readers at work, despite never having read her myself, and whe...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Berkeley Publishing Group for an advance reader copy in exchange for my honest opinion. Book to be released on Nov. 6, 2018. Writing: 3 Plot: 4 Characters: 3.5 A thoroughly enjoyable historical mystery by the author of the Gaslight series. The second in th...

  • Shelley
    Nov 16, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with romance and a mystery. The book started slowly as I place the characters but it changed...

    I loved this second Counterfeit Lady mystery even more than the first. Thompson excels at bringing us an exciting story in an authentic setting, characters we adore (or revile), and an intricate plot. The romantic subplot between sleuth Elizabeth Miles and her beloved Gordon plays out ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. I haven't read the first book in this series, but this one is really good. I brought it in from the mail and started reading it immediately and had to finish it that day since I was so engrossed in the story. Reading about this...

    The City of Secrets is the second book in a series. I did not read the first book but enjoyed this one very much. It started slowly for me only because I was getting to know the characters and was trying to figure out how they all came together. Elizabeth was a hoot. She was not the st...

    City of Secrets is the second novel in Victoria Thompson?s Counterfeit Lady series. I read the first in the series, City of Lies and, unfortunately, was not impressed. However, Thompson has done a complete 180 in this second novel. The author?s writing style was never an issue, but...

    Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own. Elizabeth Miles is trying to be respectable, so she can marry the very respectable Gideon. She has some mixed results, but the story of Priscilla catches her eye--twice widowed, whose second husband spent the money le...

    This book is set in New York City in 1917/1918. The main character is Elizabeth Miles who runs cons with a crew made up of some family members. However, Elizabeth is trying to go straight since her beloved is a honest lawyer who can't seem to lie. Elizabeth befriends a recent widow who...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Historical Fiction, Mystery *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* City of Secrets, by author Victoria Thompson, is the second installment in the author's Counterfeit Lady series. The story takes place in 1917 New York City. Please note: I've seen many reviews that ...

  • OpenBookSociety.com
    Nov 21, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with romance and a mystery. The book started slowly as I place the characters but it changed...

    I loved this second Counterfeit Lady mystery even more than the first. Thompson excels at bringing us an exciting story in an authentic setting, characters we adore (or revile), and an intricate plot. The romantic subplot between sleuth Elizabeth Miles and her beloved Gordon plays out ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. I haven't read the first book in this series, but this one is really good. I brought it in from the mail and started reading it immediately and had to finish it that day since I was so engrossed in the story. Reading about this...

    The City of Secrets is the second book in a series. I did not read the first book but enjoyed this one very much. It started slowly for me only because I was getting to know the characters and was trying to figure out how they all came together. Elizabeth was a hoot. She was not the st...

    City of Secrets is the second novel in Victoria Thompson?s Counterfeit Lady series. I read the first in the series, City of Lies and, unfortunately, was not impressed. However, Thompson has done a complete 180 in this second novel. The author?s writing style was never an issue, but...

    Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own. Elizabeth Miles is trying to be respectable, so she can marry the very respectable Gideon. She has some mixed results, but the story of Priscilla catches her eye--twice widowed, whose second husband spent the money le...

    This book is set in New York City in 1917/1918. The main character is Elizabeth Miles who runs cons with a crew made up of some family members. However, Elizabeth is trying to go straight since her beloved is a honest lawyer who can't seem to lie. Elizabeth befriends a recent widow who...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Historical Fiction, Mystery *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* City of Secrets, by author Victoria Thompson, is the second installment in the author's Counterfeit Lady series. The story takes place in 1917 New York City. Please note: I've seen many reviews that ...

    There is not much mystery within these pages, but read as historical fiction it is good, especially the last third of the book. The bad guys are revealed very early on, but it is fun to see them get their just deserts. Elizabeth and Gideon are great contrasts to each other, and all of ...

    http://openbooksociety.com/article/ci... City of Secrets Counterfeit Lady Book #2 By Victoria Thompson ISBN# 9780451491619 Author?s website: Victoriathompson.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis: Con artist Elizabeth Miles has determined that Society is ...

  • Helen
    Oct 23, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with romance and a mystery. The book started slowly as I place the characters but it changed...

    I loved this second Counterfeit Lady mystery even more than the first. Thompson excels at bringing us an exciting story in an authentic setting, characters we adore (or revile), and an intricate plot. The romantic subplot between sleuth Elizabeth Miles and her beloved Gordon plays out ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. I haven't read the first book in this series, but this one is really good. I brought it in from the mail and started reading it immediately and had to finish it that day since I was so engrossed in the story. Reading about this...

    The City of Secrets is the second book in a series. I did not read the first book but enjoyed this one very much. It started slowly for me only because I was getting to know the characters and was trying to figure out how they all came together. Elizabeth was a hoot. She was not the st...

    City of Secrets is the second novel in Victoria Thompson?s Counterfeit Lady series. I read the first in the series, City of Lies and, unfortunately, was not impressed. However, Thompson has done a complete 180 in this second novel. The author?s writing style was never an issue, but...

    Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own. Elizabeth Miles is trying to be respectable, so she can marry the very respectable Gideon. She has some mixed results, but the story of Priscilla catches her eye--twice widowed, whose second husband spent the money le...

    This book is set in New York City in 1917/1918. The main character is Elizabeth Miles who runs cons with a crew made up of some family members. However, Elizabeth is trying to go straight since her beloved is a honest lawyer who can't seem to lie. Elizabeth befriends a recent widow who...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Historical Fiction, Mystery *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* City of Secrets, by author Victoria Thompson, is the second installment in the author's Counterfeit Lady series. The story takes place in 1917 New York City. Please note: I've seen many reviews that ...

    There is not much mystery within these pages, but read as historical fiction it is good, especially the last third of the book. The bad guys are revealed very early on, but it is fun to see them get their just deserts. Elizabeth and Gideon are great contrasts to each other, and all of ...

    http://openbooksociety.com/article/ci... City of Secrets Counterfeit Lady Book #2 By Victoria Thompson ISBN# 9780451491619 Author?s website: Victoriathompson.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis: Con artist Elizabeth Miles has determined that Society is ...

    Former grifter Elizabeth Miles has given up on her life of lies and is ready to marry attorney Gideon Bates. But sometimes the best laid plans of mice and men go awry. When Elizabeth finds out her friend Priscilla Knight, widowed for the second time, has been bilked out of her first hu...

    Thanks to the First to Read program for a digital ARC of this book. The following is my honest opinion of this book: The second entry in the Counterfeit Lady series, City of Secrets is a quick read that's definitely worth looking into. Elizabeth Miles is a grifter but she's met a wo...

    This is a fun read. Although I did read the first book in the series, I was confused on some parts that were explored in the first novel. I clearly forgot some of the plot. I think this is a series where one should read them in order. I did review Goodreads to refresh on the first inst...

    Elizabeth Miles was a grifter. In an attempt to get away from one of her marks, she mingled with a group of suffragists and was arrested with them. This was where she met Mrs Bates, whose son Gideon became her fiancé. In Victoria Thompson?s second book in the Counterfeit Lady series...

    "City of Secrets" is a historical mystery set in 1918 in New York City. This is the second book in the series, but you don't need to read the previous book to understand this one. This book referred to some events in the previous book, but not enough to spoil the story. Elizabeth is a ...

    City of Secrets is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series by Victoria Thompson. Elizabeth, our heroine, is a con artist trying to settle down with an honest lawyer. When a church patron named Priscilla Knight reveals that she doesn?t know why she married her now-deceased seco...

    The Author Had Me From the Opening Line! The best thing about this book is how the author places the main characters in a conundrum via the nature of their stations. Elizabeth Miles, the heroine, is a con artist with a colorful past who has gone straight for the sake of her secret-f...

    City of Secrets is the second in the Counterfeit Lady series by Victoria Thompson. I hadn't read the first book in the series but had no trouble catching on. I fully intend to read the first book, then probably reread this one. Thompson has crafted a view of society in the 1920s whe...

    I really liked this book. For those who follow Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Mystery series, this might be a change. This book picks up where the first book of the Counterfeit Lady Series left off. Elizabeth is engaged to Gideon and learning how to navigate high society in New York on t...

    Disclaimer: I received a free ARC (Thanks, Netgalley!), which doesn't sway my opinion, & etc. I've been meaning to read Victoria Thompson for ages; I recommend her Gaslight all the time for historical fiction mystery readers at work, despite never having read her myself, and whe...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Berkeley Publishing Group for an advance reader copy in exchange for my honest opinion. Book to be released on Nov. 6, 2018. Writing: 3 Plot: 4 Characters: 3.5 A thoroughly enjoyable historical mystery by the author of the Gaslight series. The second in th...

    Grifting, blackmail, murder, robbing a mother with two children, prostitution plus more make for an exciting, well written, well plotted story. The story is set in the 1920s. Elizabeth Miles is a con artist who is in the process of reforming her ways. She is trying to do this due...

    This review is of an ARC won in a Goodreads Giveaway. So much more fun than the first book in the series, which was front-heavy on the historical detail/setting. Having established all that in book one, book two dives right into the mystery and charms the reader with the interplay amo...

  • Mark Baker
    Nov 06, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

  • Sara Smith
    Aug 25, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with romance and a mystery. The book started slowly as I place the characters but it changed...

    I loved this second Counterfeit Lady mystery even more than the first. Thompson excels at bringing us an exciting story in an authentic setting, characters we adore (or revile), and an intricate plot. The romantic subplot between sleuth Elizabeth Miles and her beloved Gordon plays out ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. I haven't read the first book in this series, but this one is really good. I brought it in from the mail and started reading it immediately and had to finish it that day since I was so engrossed in the story. Reading about this...

  • Edith Maxwell
    Dec 28, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with romance and a mystery. The book started slowly as I place the characters but it changed...

    I loved this second Counterfeit Lady mystery even more than the first. Thompson excels at bringing us an exciting story in an authentic setting, characters we adore (or revile), and an intricate plot. The romantic subplot between sleuth Elizabeth Miles and her beloved Gordon plays out ...

  • Sapphyria
    Nov 29, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with romance and a mystery. The book started slowly as I place the characters but it changed...

    I loved this second Counterfeit Lady mystery even more than the first. Thompson excels at bringing us an exciting story in an authentic setting, characters we adore (or revile), and an intricate plot. The romantic subplot between sleuth Elizabeth Miles and her beloved Gordon plays out ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. I haven't read the first book in this series, but this one is really good. I brought it in from the mail and started reading it immediately and had to finish it that day since I was so engrossed in the story. Reading about this...

    The City of Secrets is the second book in a series. I did not read the first book but enjoyed this one very much. It started slowly for me only because I was getting to know the characters and was trying to figure out how they all came together. Elizabeth was a hoot. She was not the st...

    City of Secrets is the second novel in Victoria Thompson?s Counterfeit Lady series. I read the first in the series, City of Lies and, unfortunately, was not impressed. However, Thompson has done a complete 180 in this second novel. The author?s writing style was never an issue, but...

    Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own. Elizabeth Miles is trying to be respectable, so she can marry the very respectable Gideon. She has some mixed results, but the story of Priscilla catches her eye--twice widowed, whose second husband spent the money le...

    This book is set in New York City in 1917/1918. The main character is Elizabeth Miles who runs cons with a crew made up of some family members. However, Elizabeth is trying to go straight since her beloved is a honest lawyer who can't seem to lie. Elizabeth befriends a recent widow who...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Historical Fiction, Mystery *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* City of Secrets, by author Victoria Thompson, is the second installment in the author's Counterfeit Lady series. The story takes place in 1917 New York City. Please note: I've seen many reviews that ...

    There is not much mystery within these pages, but read as historical fiction it is good, especially the last third of the book. The bad guys are revealed very early on, but it is fun to see them get their just deserts. Elizabeth and Gideon are great contrasts to each other, and all of ...

    http://openbooksociety.com/article/ci... City of Secrets Counterfeit Lady Book #2 By Victoria Thompson ISBN# 9780451491619 Author?s website: Victoriathompson.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis: Con artist Elizabeth Miles has determined that Society is ...

    Former grifter Elizabeth Miles has given up on her life of lies and is ready to marry attorney Gideon Bates. But sometimes the best laid plans of mice and men go awry. When Elizabeth finds out her friend Priscilla Knight, widowed for the second time, has been bilked out of her first hu...

    Thanks to the First to Read program for a digital ARC of this book. The following is my honest opinion of this book: The second entry in the Counterfeit Lady series, City of Secrets is a quick read that's definitely worth looking into. Elizabeth Miles is a grifter but she's met a wo...

    This is a fun read. Although I did read the first book in the series, I was confused on some parts that were explored in the first novel. I clearly forgot some of the plot. I think this is a series where one should read them in order. I did review Goodreads to refresh on the first inst...

    Elizabeth Miles was a grifter. In an attempt to get away from one of her marks, she mingled with a group of suffragists and was arrested with them. This was where she met Mrs Bates, whose son Gideon became her fiancé. In Victoria Thompson?s second book in the Counterfeit Lady series...

    "City of Secrets" is a historical mystery set in 1918 in New York City. This is the second book in the series, but you don't need to read the previous book to understand this one. This book referred to some events in the previous book, but not enough to spoil the story. Elizabeth is a ...

    City of Secrets is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series by Victoria Thompson. Elizabeth, our heroine, is a con artist trying to settle down with an honest lawyer. When a church patron named Priscilla Knight reveals that she doesn?t know why she married her now-deceased seco...

  • Kelsie
    Oct 15, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with romance and a mystery. The book started slowly as I place the characters but it changed...

    I loved this second Counterfeit Lady mystery even more than the first. Thompson excels at bringing us an exciting story in an authentic setting, characters we adore (or revile), and an intricate plot. The romantic subplot between sleuth Elizabeth Miles and her beloved Gordon plays out ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. I haven't read the first book in this series, but this one is really good. I brought it in from the mail and started reading it immediately and had to finish it that day since I was so engrossed in the story. Reading about this...

    The City of Secrets is the second book in a series. I did not read the first book but enjoyed this one very much. It started slowly for me only because I was getting to know the characters and was trying to figure out how they all came together. Elizabeth was a hoot. She was not the st...

    City of Secrets is the second novel in Victoria Thompson?s Counterfeit Lady series. I read the first in the series, City of Lies and, unfortunately, was not impressed. However, Thompson has done a complete 180 in this second novel. The author?s writing style was never an issue, but...

  • Daniele
    Nov 13, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with romance and a mystery. The book started slowly as I place the characters but it changed...

    I loved this second Counterfeit Lady mystery even more than the first. Thompson excels at bringing us an exciting story in an authentic setting, characters we adore (or revile), and an intricate plot. The romantic subplot between sleuth Elizabeth Miles and her beloved Gordon plays out ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. I haven't read the first book in this series, but this one is really good. I brought it in from the mail and started reading it immediately and had to finish it that day since I was so engrossed in the story. Reading about this...

    The City of Secrets is the second book in a series. I did not read the first book but enjoyed this one very much. It started slowly for me only because I was getting to know the characters and was trying to figure out how they all came together. Elizabeth was a hoot. She was not the st...

    City of Secrets is the second novel in Victoria Thompson?s Counterfeit Lady series. I read the first in the series, City of Lies and, unfortunately, was not impressed. However, Thompson has done a complete 180 in this second novel. The author?s writing style was never an issue, but...

    Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own. Elizabeth Miles is trying to be respectable, so she can marry the very respectable Gideon. She has some mixed results, but the story of Priscilla catches her eye--twice widowed, whose second husband spent the money le...

    This book is set in New York City in 1917/1918. The main character is Elizabeth Miles who runs cons with a crew made up of some family members. However, Elizabeth is trying to go straight since her beloved is a honest lawyer who can't seem to lie. Elizabeth befriends a recent widow who...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Historical Fiction, Mystery *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* City of Secrets, by author Victoria Thompson, is the second installment in the author's Counterfeit Lady series. The story takes place in 1917 New York City. Please note: I've seen many reviews that ...

    There is not much mystery within these pages, but read as historical fiction it is good, especially the last third of the book. The bad guys are revealed very early on, but it is fun to see them get their just deserts. Elizabeth and Gideon are great contrasts to each other, and all of ...

  • Charlotte Lynn
    Nov 06, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with romance and a mystery. The book started slowly as I place the characters but it changed...

    I loved this second Counterfeit Lady mystery even more than the first. Thompson excels at bringing us an exciting story in an authentic setting, characters we adore (or revile), and an intricate plot. The romantic subplot between sleuth Elizabeth Miles and her beloved Gordon plays out ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. I haven't read the first book in this series, but this one is really good. I brought it in from the mail and started reading it immediately and had to finish it that day since I was so engrossed in the story. Reading about this...

    The City of Secrets is the second book in a series. I did not read the first book but enjoyed this one very much. It started slowly for me only because I was getting to know the characters and was trying to figure out how they all came together. Elizabeth was a hoot. She was not the st...

  • Caitlin
    Nov 22, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with romance and a mystery. The book started slowly as I place the characters but it changed...

    I loved this second Counterfeit Lady mystery even more than the first. Thompson excels at bringing us an exciting story in an authentic setting, characters we adore (or revile), and an intricate plot. The romantic subplot between sleuth Elizabeth Miles and her beloved Gordon plays out ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. I haven't read the first book in this series, but this one is really good. I brought it in from the mail and started reading it immediately and had to finish it that day since I was so engrossed in the story. Reading about this...

    The City of Secrets is the second book in a series. I did not read the first book but enjoyed this one very much. It started slowly for me only because I was getting to know the characters and was trying to figure out how they all came together. Elizabeth was a hoot. She was not the st...

    City of Secrets is the second novel in Victoria Thompson?s Counterfeit Lady series. I read the first in the series, City of Lies and, unfortunately, was not impressed. However, Thompson has done a complete 180 in this second novel. The author?s writing style was never an issue, but...

    Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own. Elizabeth Miles is trying to be respectable, so she can marry the very respectable Gideon. She has some mixed results, but the story of Priscilla catches her eye--twice widowed, whose second husband spent the money le...

  • Carrie
    Oct 23, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with romance and a mystery. The book started slowly as I place the characters but it changed...

    I loved this second Counterfeit Lady mystery even more than the first. Thompson excels at bringing us an exciting story in an authentic setting, characters we adore (or revile), and an intricate plot. The romantic subplot between sleuth Elizabeth Miles and her beloved Gordon plays out ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. I haven't read the first book in this series, but this one is really good. I brought it in from the mail and started reading it immediately and had to finish it that day since I was so engrossed in the story. Reading about this...

    The City of Secrets is the second book in a series. I did not read the first book but enjoyed this one very much. It started slowly for me only because I was getting to know the characters and was trying to figure out how they all came together. Elizabeth was a hoot. She was not the st...

    City of Secrets is the second novel in Victoria Thompson?s Counterfeit Lady series. I read the first in the series, City of Lies and, unfortunately, was not impressed. However, Thompson has done a complete 180 in this second novel. The author?s writing style was never an issue, but...

    Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own. Elizabeth Miles is trying to be respectable, so she can marry the very respectable Gideon. She has some mixed results, but the story of Priscilla catches her eye--twice widowed, whose second husband spent the money le...

    This book is set in New York City in 1917/1918. The main character is Elizabeth Miles who runs cons with a crew made up of some family members. However, Elizabeth is trying to go straight since her beloved is a honest lawyer who can't seem to lie. Elizabeth befriends a recent widow who...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Historical Fiction, Mystery *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* City of Secrets, by author Victoria Thompson, is the second installment in the author's Counterfeit Lady series. The story takes place in 1917 New York City. Please note: I've seen many reviews that ...

    There is not much mystery within these pages, but read as historical fiction it is good, especially the last third of the book. The bad guys are revealed very early on, but it is fun to see them get their just deserts. Elizabeth and Gideon are great contrasts to each other, and all of ...

    http://openbooksociety.com/article/ci... City of Secrets Counterfeit Lady Book #2 By Victoria Thompson ISBN# 9780451491619 Author?s website: Victoriathompson.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis: Con artist Elizabeth Miles has determined that Society is ...

    Former grifter Elizabeth Miles has given up on her life of lies and is ready to marry attorney Gideon Bates. But sometimes the best laid plans of mice and men go awry. When Elizabeth finds out her friend Priscilla Knight, widowed for the second time, has been bilked out of her first hu...

    Thanks to the First to Read program for a digital ARC of this book. The following is my honest opinion of this book: The second entry in the Counterfeit Lady series, City of Secrets is a quick read that's definitely worth looking into. Elizabeth Miles is a grifter but she's met a wo...

  • Kate Baxter
    Nov 18, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

  • Carol
    Oct 16, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with romance and a mystery. The book started slowly as I place the characters but it changed...

    I loved this second Counterfeit Lady mystery even more than the first. Thompson excels at bringing us an exciting story in an authentic setting, characters we adore (or revile), and an intricate plot. The romantic subplot between sleuth Elizabeth Miles and her beloved Gordon plays out ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. I haven't read the first book in this series, but this one is really good. I brought it in from the mail and started reading it immediately and had to finish it that day since I was so engrossed in the story. Reading about this...

    The City of Secrets is the second book in a series. I did not read the first book but enjoyed this one very much. It started slowly for me only because I was getting to know the characters and was trying to figure out how they all came together. Elizabeth was a hoot. She was not the st...

    City of Secrets is the second novel in Victoria Thompson?s Counterfeit Lady series. I read the first in the series, City of Lies and, unfortunately, was not impressed. However, Thompson has done a complete 180 in this second novel. The author?s writing style was never an issue, but...

    Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own. Elizabeth Miles is trying to be respectable, so she can marry the very respectable Gideon. She has some mixed results, but the story of Priscilla catches her eye--twice widowed, whose second husband spent the money le...

    This book is set in New York City in 1917/1918. The main character is Elizabeth Miles who runs cons with a crew made up of some family members. However, Elizabeth is trying to go straight since her beloved is a honest lawyer who can't seem to lie. Elizabeth befriends a recent widow who...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Historical Fiction, Mystery *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* City of Secrets, by author Victoria Thompson, is the second installment in the author's Counterfeit Lady series. The story takes place in 1917 New York City. Please note: I've seen many reviews that ...

    There is not much mystery within these pages, but read as historical fiction it is good, especially the last third of the book. The bad guys are revealed very early on, but it is fun to see them get their just deserts. Elizabeth and Gideon are great contrasts to each other, and all of ...

    http://openbooksociety.com/article/ci... City of Secrets Counterfeit Lady Book #2 By Victoria Thompson ISBN# 9780451491619 Author?s website: Victoriathompson.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis: Con artist Elizabeth Miles has determined that Society is ...

    Former grifter Elizabeth Miles has given up on her life of lies and is ready to marry attorney Gideon Bates. But sometimes the best laid plans of mice and men go awry. When Elizabeth finds out her friend Priscilla Knight, widowed for the second time, has been bilked out of her first hu...

    Thanks to the First to Read program for a digital ARC of this book. The following is my honest opinion of this book: The second entry in the Counterfeit Lady series, City of Secrets is a quick read that's definitely worth looking into. Elizabeth Miles is a grifter but she's met a wo...

    This is a fun read. Although I did read the first book in the series, I was confused on some parts that were explored in the first novel. I clearly forgot some of the plot. I think this is a series where one should read them in order. I did review Goodreads to refresh on the first inst...

    Elizabeth Miles was a grifter. In an attempt to get away from one of her marks, she mingled with a group of suffragists and was arrested with them. This was where she met Mrs Bates, whose son Gideon became her fiancé. In Victoria Thompson?s second book in the Counterfeit Lady series...

    "City of Secrets" is a historical mystery set in 1918 in New York City. This is the second book in the series, but you don't need to read the previous book to understand this one. This book referred to some events in the previous book, but not enough to spoil the story. Elizabeth is a ...

    City of Secrets is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series by Victoria Thompson. Elizabeth, our heroine, is a con artist trying to settle down with an honest lawyer. When a church patron named Priscilla Knight reveals that she doesn?t know why she married her now-deceased seco...

    The Author Had Me From the Opening Line! The best thing about this book is how the author places the main characters in a conundrum via the nature of their stations. Elizabeth Miles, the heroine, is a con artist with a colorful past who has gone straight for the sake of her secret-f...

    City of Secrets is the second in the Counterfeit Lady series by Victoria Thompson. I hadn't read the first book in the series but had no trouble catching on. I fully intend to read the first book, then probably reread this one. Thompson has crafted a view of society in the 1920s whe...

    I really liked this book. For those who follow Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Mystery series, this might be a change. This book picks up where the first book of the Counterfeit Lady Series left off. Elizabeth is engaged to Gideon and learning how to navigate high society in New York on t...

    Disclaimer: I received a free ARC (Thanks, Netgalley!), which doesn't sway my opinion, & etc. I've been meaning to read Victoria Thompson for ages; I recommend her Gaslight all the time for historical fiction mystery readers at work, despite never having read her myself, and whe...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Berkeley Publishing Group for an advance reader copy in exchange for my honest opinion. Book to be released on Nov. 6, 2018. Writing: 3 Plot: 4 Characters: 3.5 A thoroughly enjoyable historical mystery by the author of the Gaslight series. The second in th...

    Grifting, blackmail, murder, robbing a mother with two children, prostitution plus more make for an exciting, well written, well plotted story. The story is set in the 1920s. Elizabeth Miles is a con artist who is in the process of reforming her ways. She is trying to do this due...

  • Judy Beetem
    Jul 10, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with romance and a mystery. The book started slowly as I place the characters but it changed...

    I loved this second Counterfeit Lady mystery even more than the first. Thompson excels at bringing us an exciting story in an authentic setting, characters we adore (or revile), and an intricate plot. The romantic subplot between sleuth Elizabeth Miles and her beloved Gordon plays out ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. I haven't read the first book in this series, but this one is really good. I brought it in from the mail and started reading it immediately and had to finish it that day since I was so engrossed in the story. Reading about this...

    The City of Secrets is the second book in a series. I did not read the first book but enjoyed this one very much. It started slowly for me only because I was getting to know the characters and was trying to figure out how they all came together. Elizabeth was a hoot. She was not the st...

    City of Secrets is the second novel in Victoria Thompson?s Counterfeit Lady series. I read the first in the series, City of Lies and, unfortunately, was not impressed. However, Thompson has done a complete 180 in this second novel. The author?s writing style was never an issue, but...

    Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own. Elizabeth Miles is trying to be respectable, so she can marry the very respectable Gideon. She has some mixed results, but the story of Priscilla catches her eye--twice widowed, whose second husband spent the money le...

    This book is set in New York City in 1917/1918. The main character is Elizabeth Miles who runs cons with a crew made up of some family members. However, Elizabeth is trying to go straight since her beloved is a honest lawyer who can't seem to lie. Elizabeth befriends a recent widow who...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Historical Fiction, Mystery *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* City of Secrets, by author Victoria Thompson, is the second installment in the author's Counterfeit Lady series. The story takes place in 1917 New York City. Please note: I've seen many reviews that ...

    There is not much mystery within these pages, but read as historical fiction it is good, especially the last third of the book. The bad guys are revealed very early on, but it is fun to see them get their just deserts. Elizabeth and Gideon are great contrasts to each other, and all of ...

    http://openbooksociety.com/article/ci... City of Secrets Counterfeit Lady Book #2 By Victoria Thompson ISBN# 9780451491619 Author?s website: Victoriathompson.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis: Con artist Elizabeth Miles has determined that Society is ...

    Former grifter Elizabeth Miles has given up on her life of lies and is ready to marry attorney Gideon Bates. But sometimes the best laid plans of mice and men go awry. When Elizabeth finds out her friend Priscilla Knight, widowed for the second time, has been bilked out of her first hu...

    Thanks to the First to Read program for a digital ARC of this book. The following is my honest opinion of this book: The second entry in the Counterfeit Lady series, City of Secrets is a quick read that's definitely worth looking into. Elizabeth Miles is a grifter but she's met a wo...

    This is a fun read. Although I did read the first book in the series, I was confused on some parts that were explored in the first novel. I clearly forgot some of the plot. I think this is a series where one should read them in order. I did review Goodreads to refresh on the first inst...

    Elizabeth Miles was a grifter. In an attempt to get away from one of her marks, she mingled with a group of suffragists and was arrested with them. This was where she met Mrs Bates, whose son Gideon became her fiancé. In Victoria Thompson?s second book in the Counterfeit Lady series...

    "City of Secrets" is a historical mystery set in 1918 in New York City. This is the second book in the series, but you don't need to read the previous book to understand this one. This book referred to some events in the previous book, but not enough to spoil the story. Elizabeth is a ...

    City of Secrets is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series by Victoria Thompson. Elizabeth, our heroine, is a con artist trying to settle down with an honest lawyer. When a church patron named Priscilla Knight reveals that she doesn?t know why she married her now-deceased seco...

    The Author Had Me From the Opening Line! The best thing about this book is how the author places the main characters in a conundrum via the nature of their stations. Elizabeth Miles, the heroine, is a con artist with a colorful past who has gone straight for the sake of her secret-f...

    City of Secrets is the second in the Counterfeit Lady series by Victoria Thompson. I hadn't read the first book in the series but had no trouble catching on. I fully intend to read the first book, then probably reread this one. Thompson has crafted a view of society in the 1920s whe...

  • Linda Smatzny
    Nov 24, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with romance and a mystery. The book started slowly as I place the characters but it changed...

    I loved this second Counterfeit Lady mystery even more than the first. Thompson excels at bringing us an exciting story in an authentic setting, characters we adore (or revile), and an intricate plot. The romantic subplot between sleuth Elizabeth Miles and her beloved Gordon plays out ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. I haven't read the first book in this series, but this one is really good. I brought it in from the mail and started reading it immediately and had to finish it that day since I was so engrossed in the story. Reading about this...

    The City of Secrets is the second book in a series. I did not read the first book but enjoyed this one very much. It started slowly for me only because I was getting to know the characters and was trying to figure out how they all came together. Elizabeth was a hoot. She was not the st...

    City of Secrets is the second novel in Victoria Thompson?s Counterfeit Lady series. I read the first in the series, City of Lies and, unfortunately, was not impressed. However, Thompson has done a complete 180 in this second novel. The author?s writing style was never an issue, but...

    Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own. Elizabeth Miles is trying to be respectable, so she can marry the very respectable Gideon. She has some mixed results, but the story of Priscilla catches her eye--twice widowed, whose second husband spent the money le...

    This book is set in New York City in 1917/1918. The main character is Elizabeth Miles who runs cons with a crew made up of some family members. However, Elizabeth is trying to go straight since her beloved is a honest lawyer who can't seem to lie. Elizabeth befriends a recent widow who...

  • Dea Jones
    Dec 03, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with romance and a mystery. The book started slowly as I place the characters but it changed...

    I loved this second Counterfeit Lady mystery even more than the first. Thompson excels at bringing us an exciting story in an authentic setting, characters we adore (or revile), and an intricate plot. The romantic subplot between sleuth Elizabeth Miles and her beloved Gordon plays out ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. I haven't read the first book in this series, but this one is really good. I brought it in from the mail and started reading it immediately and had to finish it that day since I was so engrossed in the story. Reading about this...

    The City of Secrets is the second book in a series. I did not read the first book but enjoyed this one very much. It started slowly for me only because I was getting to know the characters and was trying to figure out how they all came together. Elizabeth was a hoot. She was not the st...

    City of Secrets is the second novel in Victoria Thompson?s Counterfeit Lady series. I read the first in the series, City of Lies and, unfortunately, was not impressed. However, Thompson has done a complete 180 in this second novel. The author?s writing style was never an issue, but...

    Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own. Elizabeth Miles is trying to be respectable, so she can marry the very respectable Gideon. She has some mixed results, but the story of Priscilla catches her eye--twice widowed, whose second husband spent the money le...

    This book is set in New York City in 1917/1918. The main character is Elizabeth Miles who runs cons with a crew made up of some family members. However, Elizabeth is trying to go straight since her beloved is a honest lawyer who can't seem to lie. Elizabeth befriends a recent widow who...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Historical Fiction, Mystery *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* City of Secrets, by author Victoria Thompson, is the second installment in the author's Counterfeit Lady series. The story takes place in 1917 New York City. Please note: I've seen many reviews that ...

    There is not much mystery within these pages, but read as historical fiction it is good, especially the last third of the book. The bad guys are revealed very early on, but it is fun to see them get their just deserts. Elizabeth and Gideon are great contrasts to each other, and all of ...

    http://openbooksociety.com/article/ci... City of Secrets Counterfeit Lady Book #2 By Victoria Thompson ISBN# 9780451491619 Author?s website: Victoriathompson.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis: Con artist Elizabeth Miles has determined that Society is ...

    Former grifter Elizabeth Miles has given up on her life of lies and is ready to marry attorney Gideon Bates. But sometimes the best laid plans of mice and men go awry. When Elizabeth finds out her friend Priscilla Knight, widowed for the second time, has been bilked out of her first hu...

    Thanks to the First to Read program for a digital ARC of this book. The following is my honest opinion of this book: The second entry in the Counterfeit Lady series, City of Secrets is a quick read that's definitely worth looking into. Elizabeth Miles is a grifter but she's met a wo...

    This is a fun read. Although I did read the first book in the series, I was confused on some parts that were explored in the first novel. I clearly forgot some of the plot. I think this is a series where one should read them in order. I did review Goodreads to refresh on the first inst...

    Elizabeth Miles was a grifter. In an attempt to get away from one of her marks, she mingled with a group of suffragists and was arrested with them. This was where she met Mrs Bates, whose son Gideon became her fiancé. In Victoria Thompson?s second book in the Counterfeit Lady series...

    "City of Secrets" is a historical mystery set in 1918 in New York City. This is the second book in the series, but you don't need to read the previous book to understand this one. This book referred to some events in the previous book, but not enough to spoil the story. Elizabeth is a ...

    City of Secrets is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series by Victoria Thompson. Elizabeth, our heroine, is a con artist trying to settle down with an honest lawyer. When a church patron named Priscilla Knight reveals that she doesn?t know why she married her now-deceased seco...

    The Author Had Me From the Opening Line! The best thing about this book is how the author places the main characters in a conundrum via the nature of their stations. Elizabeth Miles, the heroine, is a con artist with a colorful past who has gone straight for the sake of her secret-f...

    City of Secrets is the second in the Counterfeit Lady series by Victoria Thompson. I hadn't read the first book in the series but had no trouble catching on. I fully intend to read the first book, then probably reread this one. Thompson has crafted a view of society in the 1920s whe...

    I really liked this book. For those who follow Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Mystery series, this might be a change. This book picks up where the first book of the Counterfeit Lady Series left off. Elizabeth is engaged to Gideon and learning how to navigate high society in New York on t...

  • Kim
    Dec 11, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with romance and a mystery. The book started slowly as I place the characters but it changed...

    I loved this second Counterfeit Lady mystery even more than the first. Thompson excels at bringing us an exciting story in an authentic setting, characters we adore (or revile), and an intricate plot. The romantic subplot between sleuth Elizabeth Miles and her beloved Gordon plays out ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. I haven't read the first book in this series, but this one is really good. I brought it in from the mail and started reading it immediately and had to finish it that day since I was so engrossed in the story. Reading about this...

    The City of Secrets is the second book in a series. I did not read the first book but enjoyed this one very much. It started slowly for me only because I was getting to know the characters and was trying to figure out how they all came together. Elizabeth was a hoot. She was not the st...

    City of Secrets is the second novel in Victoria Thompson?s Counterfeit Lady series. I read the first in the series, City of Lies and, unfortunately, was not impressed. However, Thompson has done a complete 180 in this second novel. The author?s writing style was never an issue, but...

    Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own. Elizabeth Miles is trying to be respectable, so she can marry the very respectable Gideon. She has some mixed results, but the story of Priscilla catches her eye--twice widowed, whose second husband spent the money le...

    This book is set in New York City in 1917/1918. The main character is Elizabeth Miles who runs cons with a crew made up of some family members. However, Elizabeth is trying to go straight since her beloved is a honest lawyer who can't seem to lie. Elizabeth befriends a recent widow who...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Historical Fiction, Mystery *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* City of Secrets, by author Victoria Thompson, is the second installment in the author's Counterfeit Lady series. The story takes place in 1917 New York City. Please note: I've seen many reviews that ...

    There is not much mystery within these pages, but read as historical fiction it is good, especially the last third of the book. The bad guys are revealed very early on, but it is fun to see them get their just deserts. Elizabeth and Gideon are great contrasts to each other, and all of ...

    http://openbooksociety.com/article/ci... City of Secrets Counterfeit Lady Book #2 By Victoria Thompson ISBN# 9780451491619 Author?s website: Victoriathompson.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis: Con artist Elizabeth Miles has determined that Society is ...

    Former grifter Elizabeth Miles has given up on her life of lies and is ready to marry attorney Gideon Bates. But sometimes the best laid plans of mice and men go awry. When Elizabeth finds out her friend Priscilla Knight, widowed for the second time, has been bilked out of her first hu...

    Thanks to the First to Read program for a digital ARC of this book. The following is my honest opinion of this book: The second entry in the Counterfeit Lady series, City of Secrets is a quick read that's definitely worth looking into. Elizabeth Miles is a grifter but she's met a wo...

    This is a fun read. Although I did read the first book in the series, I was confused on some parts that were explored in the first novel. I clearly forgot some of the plot. I think this is a series where one should read them in order. I did review Goodreads to refresh on the first inst...

  • viktoria
    Oct 24, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with romance and a mystery. The book started slowly as I place the characters but it changed...

    I loved this second Counterfeit Lady mystery even more than the first. Thompson excels at bringing us an exciting story in an authentic setting, characters we adore (or revile), and an intricate plot. The romantic subplot between sleuth Elizabeth Miles and her beloved Gordon plays out ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. I haven't read the first book in this series, but this one is really good. I brought it in from the mail and started reading it immediately and had to finish it that day since I was so engrossed in the story. Reading about this...

    The City of Secrets is the second book in a series. I did not read the first book but enjoyed this one very much. It started slowly for me only because I was getting to know the characters and was trying to figure out how they all came together. Elizabeth was a hoot. She was not the st...

    City of Secrets is the second novel in Victoria Thompson?s Counterfeit Lady series. I read the first in the series, City of Lies and, unfortunately, was not impressed. However, Thompson has done a complete 180 in this second novel. The author?s writing style was never an issue, but...

    Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own. Elizabeth Miles is trying to be respectable, so she can marry the very respectable Gideon. She has some mixed results, but the story of Priscilla catches her eye--twice widowed, whose second husband spent the money le...

    This book is set in New York City in 1917/1918. The main character is Elizabeth Miles who runs cons with a crew made up of some family members. However, Elizabeth is trying to go straight since her beloved is a honest lawyer who can't seem to lie. Elizabeth befriends a recent widow who...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Historical Fiction, Mystery *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* City of Secrets, by author Victoria Thompson, is the second installment in the author's Counterfeit Lady series. The story takes place in 1917 New York City. Please note: I've seen many reviews that ...

    There is not much mystery within these pages, but read as historical fiction it is good, especially the last third of the book. The bad guys are revealed very early on, but it is fun to see them get their just deserts. Elizabeth and Gideon are great contrasts to each other, and all of ...

    http://openbooksociety.com/article/ci... City of Secrets Counterfeit Lady Book #2 By Victoria Thompson ISBN# 9780451491619 Author?s website: Victoriathompson.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis: Con artist Elizabeth Miles has determined that Society is ...

    Former grifter Elizabeth Miles has given up on her life of lies and is ready to marry attorney Gideon Bates. But sometimes the best laid plans of mice and men go awry. When Elizabeth finds out her friend Priscilla Knight, widowed for the second time, has been bilked out of her first hu...

    Thanks to the First to Read program for a digital ARC of this book. The following is my honest opinion of this book: The second entry in the Counterfeit Lady series, City of Secrets is a quick read that's definitely worth looking into. Elizabeth Miles is a grifter but she's met a wo...

    This is a fun read. Although I did read the first book in the series, I was confused on some parts that were explored in the first novel. I clearly forgot some of the plot. I think this is a series where one should read them in order. I did review Goodreads to refresh on the first inst...

    Elizabeth Miles was a grifter. In an attempt to get away from one of her marks, she mingled with a group of suffragists and was arrested with them. This was where she met Mrs Bates, whose son Gideon became her fiancé. In Victoria Thompson?s second book in the Counterfeit Lady series...

    "City of Secrets" is a historical mystery set in 1918 in New York City. This is the second book in the series, but you don't need to read the previous book to understand this one. This book referred to some events in the previous book, but not enough to spoil the story. Elizabeth is a ...

    City of Secrets is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series by Victoria Thompson. Elizabeth, our heroine, is a con artist trying to settle down with an honest lawyer. When a church patron named Priscilla Knight reveals that she doesn?t know why she married her now-deceased seco...

    The Author Had Me From the Opening Line! The best thing about this book is how the author places the main characters in a conundrum via the nature of their stations. Elizabeth Miles, the heroine, is a con artist with a colorful past who has gone straight for the sake of her secret-f...

    City of Secrets is the second in the Counterfeit Lady series by Victoria Thompson. I hadn't read the first book in the series but had no trouble catching on. I fully intend to read the first book, then probably reread this one. Thompson has crafted a view of society in the 1920s whe...

    I really liked this book. For those who follow Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Mystery series, this might be a change. This book picks up where the first book of the Counterfeit Lady Series left off. Elizabeth is engaged to Gideon and learning how to navigate high society in New York on t...

    Disclaimer: I received a free ARC (Thanks, Netgalley!), which doesn't sway my opinion, & etc. I've been meaning to read Victoria Thompson for ages; I recommend her Gaslight all the time for historical fiction mystery readers at work, despite never having read her myself, and whe...

  • Betty
    Oct 03, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with romance and a mystery. The book started slowly as I place the characters but it changed...

  • Jean Kolinofsky
    Oct 30, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with romance and a mystery. The book started slowly as I place the characters but it changed...

    I loved this second Counterfeit Lady mystery even more than the first. Thompson excels at bringing us an exciting story in an authentic setting, characters we adore (or revile), and an intricate plot. The romantic subplot between sleuth Elizabeth Miles and her beloved Gordon plays out ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. I haven't read the first book in this series, but this one is really good. I brought it in from the mail and started reading it immediately and had to finish it that day since I was so engrossed in the story. Reading about this...

    The City of Secrets is the second book in a series. I did not read the first book but enjoyed this one very much. It started slowly for me only because I was getting to know the characters and was trying to figure out how they all came together. Elizabeth was a hoot. She was not the st...

    City of Secrets is the second novel in Victoria Thompson?s Counterfeit Lady series. I read the first in the series, City of Lies and, unfortunately, was not impressed. However, Thompson has done a complete 180 in this second novel. The author?s writing style was never an issue, but...

    Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own. Elizabeth Miles is trying to be respectable, so she can marry the very respectable Gideon. She has some mixed results, but the story of Priscilla catches her eye--twice widowed, whose second husband spent the money le...

    This book is set in New York City in 1917/1918. The main character is Elizabeth Miles who runs cons with a crew made up of some family members. However, Elizabeth is trying to go straight since her beloved is a honest lawyer who can't seem to lie. Elizabeth befriends a recent widow who...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Historical Fiction, Mystery *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* City of Secrets, by author Victoria Thompson, is the second installment in the author's Counterfeit Lady series. The story takes place in 1917 New York City. Please note: I've seen many reviews that ...

    There is not much mystery within these pages, but read as historical fiction it is good, especially the last third of the book. The bad guys are revealed very early on, but it is fun to see them get their just deserts. Elizabeth and Gideon are great contrasts to each other, and all of ...

    http://openbooksociety.com/article/ci... City of Secrets Counterfeit Lady Book #2 By Victoria Thompson ISBN# 9780451491619 Author?s website: Victoriathompson.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis: Con artist Elizabeth Miles has determined that Society is ...

    Former grifter Elizabeth Miles has given up on her life of lies and is ready to marry attorney Gideon Bates. But sometimes the best laid plans of mice and men go awry. When Elizabeth finds out her friend Priscilla Knight, widowed for the second time, has been bilked out of her first hu...

    Thanks to the First to Read program for a digital ARC of this book. The following is my honest opinion of this book: The second entry in the Counterfeit Lady series, City of Secrets is a quick read that's definitely worth looking into. Elizabeth Miles is a grifter but she's met a wo...

    This is a fun read. Although I did read the first book in the series, I was confused on some parts that were explored in the first novel. I clearly forgot some of the plot. I think this is a series where one should read them in order. I did review Goodreads to refresh on the first inst...

    Elizabeth Miles was a grifter. In an attempt to get away from one of her marks, she mingled with a group of suffragists and was arrested with them. This was where she met Mrs Bates, whose son Gideon became her fiancé. In Victoria Thompson?s second book in the Counterfeit Lady series...

  • Celia
    Nov 06, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Dec 01, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

  • Laura
    Nov 12, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with romance and a mystery. The book started slowly as I place the characters but it changed...

    I loved this second Counterfeit Lady mystery even more than the first. Thompson excels at bringing us an exciting story in an authentic setting, characters we adore (or revile), and an intricate plot. The romantic subplot between sleuth Elizabeth Miles and her beloved Gordon plays out ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. I haven't read the first book in this series, but this one is really good. I brought it in from the mail and started reading it immediately and had to finish it that day since I was so engrossed in the story. Reading about this...

    The City of Secrets is the second book in a series. I did not read the first book but enjoyed this one very much. It started slowly for me only because I was getting to know the characters and was trying to figure out how they all came together. Elizabeth was a hoot. She was not the st...

    City of Secrets is the second novel in Victoria Thompson?s Counterfeit Lady series. I read the first in the series, City of Lies and, unfortunately, was not impressed. However, Thompson has done a complete 180 in this second novel. The author?s writing style was never an issue, but...

    Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own. Elizabeth Miles is trying to be respectable, so she can marry the very respectable Gideon. She has some mixed results, but the story of Priscilla catches her eye--twice widowed, whose second husband spent the money le...

    This book is set in New York City in 1917/1918. The main character is Elizabeth Miles who runs cons with a crew made up of some family members. However, Elizabeth is trying to go straight since her beloved is a honest lawyer who can't seem to lie. Elizabeth befriends a recent widow who...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Historical Fiction, Mystery *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* City of Secrets, by author Victoria Thompson, is the second installment in the author's Counterfeit Lady series. The story takes place in 1917 New York City. Please note: I've seen many reviews that ...

    There is not much mystery within these pages, but read as historical fiction it is good, especially the last third of the book. The bad guys are revealed very early on, but it is fun to see them get their just deserts. Elizabeth and Gideon are great contrasts to each other, and all of ...

    http://openbooksociety.com/article/ci... City of Secrets Counterfeit Lady Book #2 By Victoria Thompson ISBN# 9780451491619 Author?s website: Victoriathompson.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis: Con artist Elizabeth Miles has determined that Society is ...

    Former grifter Elizabeth Miles has given up on her life of lies and is ready to marry attorney Gideon Bates. But sometimes the best laid plans of mice and men go awry. When Elizabeth finds out her friend Priscilla Knight, widowed for the second time, has been bilked out of her first hu...

  • Berit☀️✨
    Nov 08, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

  • Holly  B
    Oct 25, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

  • Melisa
    Nov 08, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

  • Andrea
    Nov 06, 2018

    New favorite author! An 1920's crime mystery with curious characters and a captivating plot. This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady Series. I was totally absorbed in it. Elizabeth Miles was my favorite character. She is a con-artist with a big heart. She learned her gr...

    Secrets and blackmale and lies...oh my! A compelling and engaging story from first page to last... this was a well-crafted perfectly paced story set in 1920s New York.... This is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series, I did not read the first and I was not lost at all, can ...

    4 real (as in, not counterfeit) stars to City of Secrets! ? ? ? ? Elizabeth Miles is a fascinating character, and she happens to be a con artist. Her only ?friend? is Priscilla Knight, who has her own share of baggage. On her second marriage, Priscilla?s husband h...

    I am a huge Victoria Thompson fan, this is no secret! I even had the honor of meeting her a few months back (and I was a bit star struck and fangirly - see my blog post for photos!). I adore the Gaslight Mystery series (highly recommend if you enjoy a good mystery) and was so excited t...

    This is the second in the series by Victoria Thompson entitled "Counterfeit Lady". I read the first which introduced Elizabeth Miles, a resourceful woman who with father, brother and others, perpetrates cons on people. These people undoubtedly deserve it because they are just as guilty...

    This book has it all - murder, mayhem and a healthy dose of subterfuge. It's early 1918 in the city of New York. US troops have been recently sent off to the trenches of Europe. Regarding the candlestick telephone of 1904, the jury is still out on whether it's a helpful or annoying...

    Elizabeth Miles is attempting to give up her former life as the female in a group of conmen and fit into high society in order to prepare for her marriage to young lawyer Gideon Bates. Part of that involves attending church on Sundays, and it is at church that she has met Priscilla, a ...

    This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series. If you are expecting a story light the Gas House Mysteries you will be disappointed. This story is more like a very good novel with romance and a mystery. The book started slowly as I place the characters but it changed...

    I loved this second Counterfeit Lady mystery even more than the first. Thompson excels at bringing us an exciting story in an authentic setting, characters we adore (or revile), and an intricate plot. The romantic subplot between sleuth Elizabeth Miles and her beloved Gordon plays out ...

    I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. I haven't read the first book in this series, but this one is really good. I brought it in from the mail and started reading it immediately and had to finish it that day since I was so engrossed in the story. Reading about this...

    The City of Secrets is the second book in a series. I did not read the first book but enjoyed this one very much. It started slowly for me only because I was getting to know the characters and was trying to figure out how they all came together. Elizabeth was a hoot. She was not the st...

    City of Secrets is the second novel in Victoria Thompson?s Counterfeit Lady series. I read the first in the series, City of Lies and, unfortunately, was not impressed. However, Thompson has done a complete 180 in this second novel. The author?s writing style was never an issue, but...

    Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own. Elizabeth Miles is trying to be respectable, so she can marry the very respectable Gideon. She has some mixed results, but the story of Priscilla catches her eye--twice widowed, whose second husband spent the money le...

    This book is set in New York City in 1917/1918. The main character is Elizabeth Miles who runs cons with a crew made up of some family members. However, Elizabeth is trying to go straight since her beloved is a honest lawyer who can't seem to lie. Elizabeth befriends a recent widow who...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Historical Fiction, Mystery *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* City of Secrets, by author Victoria Thompson, is the second installment in the author's Counterfeit Lady series. The story takes place in 1917 New York City. Please note: I've seen many reviews that ...

    There is not much mystery within these pages, but read as historical fiction it is good, especially the last third of the book. The bad guys are revealed very early on, but it is fun to see them get their just deserts. Elizabeth and Gideon are great contrasts to each other, and all of ...

    http://openbooksociety.com/article/ci... City of Secrets Counterfeit Lady Book #2 By Victoria Thompson ISBN# 9780451491619 Author?s website: Victoriathompson.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis: Con artist Elizabeth Miles has determined that Society is ...

    Former grifter Elizabeth Miles has given up on her life of lies and is ready to marry attorney Gideon Bates. But sometimes the best laid plans of mice and men go awry. When Elizabeth finds out her friend Priscilla Knight, widowed for the second time, has been bilked out of her first hu...

    Thanks to the First to Read program for a digital ARC of this book. The following is my honest opinion of this book: The second entry in the Counterfeit Lady series, City of Secrets is a quick read that's definitely worth looking into. Elizabeth Miles is a grifter but she's met a wo...

    This is a fun read. Although I did read the first book in the series, I was confused on some parts that were explored in the first novel. I clearly forgot some of the plot. I think this is a series where one should read them in order. I did review Goodreads to refresh on the first inst...

    Elizabeth Miles was a grifter. In an attempt to get away from one of her marks, she mingled with a group of suffragists and was arrested with them. This was where she met Mrs Bates, whose son Gideon became her fiancé. In Victoria Thompson?s second book in the Counterfeit Lady series...

    "City of Secrets" is a historical mystery set in 1918 in New York City. This is the second book in the series, but you don't need to read the previous book to understand this one. This book referred to some events in the previous book, but not enough to spoil the story. Elizabeth is a ...

    City of Secrets is the second book in the Counterfeit Lady series by Victoria Thompson. Elizabeth, our heroine, is a con artist trying to settle down with an honest lawyer. When a church patron named Priscilla Knight reveals that she doesn?t know why she married her now-deceased seco...

    The Author Had Me From the Opening Line! The best thing about this book is how the author places the main characters in a conundrum via the nature of their stations. Elizabeth Miles, the heroine, is a con artist with a colorful past who has gone straight for the sake of her secret-f...