The Devil in Velvet



Professor Nicholas Fenton Enters A Pact With Satan And Goes Back In Time To Bawdy, Turbulent Restoration London To Prevent A Murder That Is About To Take Place But He Falls In Love With The Intended Victim And Resolves To Alter The Course Of History Breathless Pace And Ingenious Plotting New York Times.The Devil in Velvet

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • The Devil in Velvet
  • John Dickson Carr
  • English
  • 01 July 2017
  • 0786701013

10 thoughts on “The Devil in Velvet

  1. says:

    I wrote this review in December and never put a rating on it and so it has just been sitting in the ether in Goodreads It has now seen the light of day My husband John recommended this book to me and because I loved it so much, as a result I think I now have all the John Dickson Carr AKA Carter Dickson books over eighty in total These are wonderful mysteries and quite a few from the Golden Age in the 30s 40s.I ve often wondered why this incredible book by John Dickson Carr has never been I wrote this review in December and never put a rating on it and so it has just been sitting in the ether in Goodreads It has now seen the light of day My husband John recommended this book to me and because I loved it so much, as a result I think I now have all the John Dickson Carr AKA Carter Dickson books over eighty in total These are wonderful mysteries and quite a few from the Golden Age in the 30s 40s.I ve often wondered why this incredible book by John Dickson Carr has never been made into a film It combines everything a social document of life in the seventeenth century, great descriptions about the sewage systems, swashbuckling adventures, time travel and a pact with the devil What else could you possibly want It s well written and I couldn t put it down from the moment I started it The year is 1925 when fifty e...

  2. says:

    I had no idea what I was getting into when my friend Lynne recommended this to me see her review here.My copy is a green penguin from the 1950s so I was expecting a crime novel And so it is There s a murder mystery but there s also time travel and a pact or two with the devil Add a little romance, a generous dose of intrigue and plenty of swordplay and it all adds up to a lot of fun I think John Dickson Carr was enjoying himself when he wrote this and that certainly comes through This d I had no idea what I was getting into when my friend ...

  3. says:

    No objectivity here I did not like this book and found it a drag I feel the author, instead of writing the clever alternate history mystery that he intended and which you can see in the events of the book , wrote a confusuing, inharmonious mess I kept finding myself muttering at the book, What does that even have to do with anything and, You TOLD us who the murder...

  4. says:

    This book is a mystery, a pact with the devil, time travel and historical fiction all rolled into one The historical fiction is, I think, the strongest element but it s all a bit vague and tries to do too many things I really wanted to like it and just couldn t get engaged.

  5. says:

    What a book An very intricate mystery wrapped up in detailed historical fiction with romance and time travel to boot Oh yeah And a pact with Satan Nicholas Fenton, a Cambridge professor of history, makes a deal with Satan to travel back to the Restoration an era of British history that fascinates him As part of the transaction, he will be transported into the body of wealthy swashbuckling younger man a man whose wife is destined for a murder Fenton feels he could prevent Pretty much a dr What a book An very intricate mystery wrapped up in detailed historical fiction with romance and time travel to boot Oh yeah And a pact with Satan Nicholas Fenton, a Cambridge professor of history, makes a deal with Satan to travel back to the Restoration an era of British history that fascinates him As part of the transaction, he will be transported into the body of wealthy swashbuckling younger man a man whose wife is destined fo...

  6. says:

    A deal with the devil, time travel, body switching, mystery and witchery and a late 17th century setting I expected horror but it smystery and a little romance This book really struck a note with me and is one of the few that I ve taken the time to reread It was part of a series of JD Carr reprints of historical mysteries others were BRIDE OF NEWGATE and FIRE, BURN but this was head and shoulders above the rest I tracked down a hardcover copy a few years ago and added it to my perman A...

  7. says:

    The Devil in Velvet is a historical novel mystery with a touch of the paranormal thrown in to keep it interesting Oh, and did I mention time travel Author John Dickson Carr first published it in 1951 and it was published again in 2014 as an eBook by Open Road Integrated Media Carr made a career of writing crime and detective novels and won prestigious awards in both Great Britain and the USA I came upon this novel courtesy o...

  8. says:

    For my vote, this is John Dickson Carr s finest hour A breathless romp of a book full of a darkness that shrouds motive, thanks to a beautifully constrained element of the supernatural Talk about not giving the reader what she or he wants Carr is the master of this trick, and he manages it without cheating he told you up front what he was about to do and then like the best of magicians, he diverts you and does exactly what he said he would With history peeking through the doors and window For my vote, this is John Dickson Carr s finest hour A breathless romp of a book full of a darkness that shrouds motive, thanks to a beautifully constrained element of the supernatural Talk about not giving the reader what she or he wants Carr is the master of this trick, and he manages it without cheating he told you up front what he was about to do and then like the best of magicians, h...

  9. says:

    I tried, I really tried, to finish this book I read 150 pages before I couldn t take it any.On paper it seems right up my alley time travel, a bit of a supernatural aspect, a murder mystery, set in my favorite period of British history the ...

  10. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here In 1926 Cambridge history don and Restoration buff Nicholas Felton does a deal with the Devil to be allowed to go back in time to 1675, to take over the body and temporarily the life of his ancestor, Sir Nick Felton, a staunch Royalist but also, as Felton to distinguish from Sir Nick soon discovers, an ogre Luckily, it s theurbane Felton who s normally in charge of the proceedings as he swaggers and swordplays his way through the London of Charles II s time occasionally, however, in ti In 1926 Cambridge history don and Restoration buff Nicholas Felton does a deal with the Devil to be allowed to go back in time to 1675, to take over the body and temporarily the life of his ancestor, Sir Nick Felton, a staunch Royalist but also, as Felton to distinguish from Sir Nick soon discovers, an ogre Luckily, it s theurbane Felton who s normally in charge of the proceedings as he swaggers and swordplays his way through the London of Charles II s time occasionally, however, in times of great emotional stress usually rage the monstrous Sir Nick takes over and Felton blacks out, to be told afterwards of what havoc Sir Nick might have wrought.Felton s ostensible purpose in coming back to 1675 is to try to solve the mystery of who killed Sir Nick s wife Lydia and soon, as he becomes completely infatuated, physically and otherwise, with ...

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