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Review: 69. India Black by Carol K. Carr...

May 24, 2011
I saw this cover and liked the dress, so I picked it up. Then I added it to my library pile to take home...

india black
Title: India Black
Author: Carol K. Carr
ISBN-13: 9780425238660
Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: Penguin, 2011
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Source: Waukesha Public Library

drey's thoughts:
India Black is a madam, and she makes absolutely no excuses for it. Multiple times, in fact... And there's no escaping it, either--she is the title character after all. In this Carol K. Carr offering, the madam becomes embroiled in espionage when an unfortunate patron departs this life while in the clutches of one of India's "ladies"...

I'm not sure why she decides to dump the body, but she's discovered by a British agent while doing so, and finds out that the poor departed had something very important in his possession--a case that the Russians simply cannot be allowed to get their hands on. Next thing you know, India's engaging in subterfuge all over England trying to recover the case as it ping-pongs between India and her agent, the Russians, and the Prime Minister's opposition.

I wanted to like India Black. I thought the premise was promising, and I like India's dry humor. But somewhere between the first and last page, I got bored, and really didn't care if they recovered the case or not. I still love the cover, though!

drey's rating: OK


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