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When it comes to undercover work, nobody does it better than Madam of Espionage India Black... India and the handsome British spy, French, are ordered to escort a Russian agent to Paris where he will be exchanged for one of Her Majesty’s operatives. The task seems straightforward and India looks forward to enjoying the delights of the city—and the delights of French. But iWhen it comes to undercover work, nobody does it better than Madam of Espionage India Black... India and the handsome British spy, French, are ordered to escort a Russian agent to Paris where he will be exchanged for one of Her Majesty’s operatives. The task seems straightforward and India looks forward to enjoying the delights of the city—and the delights of French. But it isn’t long before things go awry and the duo are battling for their lives in the City of Light.  Includes a preview of the Madame of Espionage Mystery, India Black and The Gentleman Thief...

Title : India Black in the City of Light
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ISBN : 9781101594919
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Number of Pages : 58 Pages
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India Black in the City of Light Reviews

  • Min
    2019-02-06 15:22

    ok, at this point it is clear i'm not that interested in india black, i guess.part of it is from reading these books in fairly short order and being more hypersensitive to the repetitive parts but i think the thing that was the dealbreaker in the end was the endless complaining by india black about her lazy/stupid sluts/bints/whores. just generally, despite her token comment about how married women should be more upset at their husbands than the kept woman, india black spends an inordinate amount of time castigating every woman in every book in the most unflattering light possible. book two was probably the worst of it if only because the queen was evidently too fat for india to not harp on about every two pages. also that although i think the reviews label her headstrong, i can't help but think she's mostly self delusional. she stalks french to his home but spends at least a paragraph a book telling herself how clearly she wouldn't have been upset to really know; after book one she happily joins this spy thing with no real motivation beyond the thrill of adventure (or something) because clearly being surrounded by lazy bints is wearing on her; and she endlessly carps on how stupid bints/whores are - which by default, should include her - and yet is perversely hurt when french seems to imply agreement with the notion.

  • Rhi
    2019-01-30 15:03

    This was a shortie, but a goody! We got to spend some time with India and French on one of their missions for the crown, matching wits with the dastardly Russians and filling the Parisian night air with the barking of their respective Bulldog and Boxer (if you are lost by why that would be at all relevant or, indeed, interesting, I refer you to the full "Madam of Espionage" series). Sadly, Vincent did not make an appearance, and he is sure to burst a blood vessel over being left behind when the unlikely partnership returns to London!A fun ride with India's cynical repartee and the dashing Major French. Nothing deep, no real tension or development of the chemistry between them, and a simple plot quickly wrapped up with their usual flair. Perfect for a lazy afternoon. Bravo!

  • Elizabeth
    2019-02-06 18:08

    I think India Black is my new favorite spy/madam. This is just a short novella, but it has all the fun of a full length India Black novel. India and French go to Paris to exchange prisoners with the Russians, and, as usual, everything goes wrong. India saves the day, and gets her perfume from Paris, so things work out. :)

  • Nightwitch
    2019-02-20 16:15

    Super short, which was good; while I really loved the first India Black book, I found that with this one, her voice was a little too much - the constant self-congratulations, the obsessive descriptions of her guns, it's all a little too theatrical. Pleasant but wouldn't have been if it had been much longer, and the twists were fairly obvious from minute one.

  • Jodi
    2019-01-23 17:22

    India Black in the City of Light Another fun (short) episode in the Madam of Espionage series. India is yet again a humorous narrator and madam-turned-spy with a knack of getting into trouble (a stinking mess to be more precise) and French returns as the gallant secret agent who also has a knack of getting into trouble! Fortunately together they make a pretty good team.The novella seems to be a stand-alone story, not following the revelations at the end of book 3 and with no clue about chronological order in the series other than the mention of French' first name. The disconnect with the book 3 cliffhanger was disappointing at first, but thankfully a book 4 excerpt (Chapter One) is included and picks up were we left off. Too bad Februari 2014 is still far away.....

  • Freda Mans-Labianca
    2019-02-01 21:53

    I'm back-tracking a little bit in this series by reading this novella now, but after I finished the last book I realized this came before it. No big deal. The author was kind enough to help me out and provide me with a copy.I love reading India's adventures.In this novella I learned more about why the Russians play such an important part of the next book. It really helped placed pieces that I didn't even realize were missing until I read this. Not as exciting as a full length novel, but this is more of a set-up for the last book. I admit I like bigger doses of adventure and espionage, still it was a fast and fun read.If you are an India Black fan, be sure to read this novella too. It is only available in eformat though.

  • Kristen
    2019-02-11 15:17

    This was a short story, but as part of one of my favourite series' it was a fun interlude visiting with some characters I love.Carol Carr gives India fantastic opportunities to cause trouble, and, more importantly, gives her some of the best, funniest lines ever! India is an amazing female character, and I love her to pieces. She's a madam and a former whore, and she isn't the slightest bit bothered by that. In fact, she uses what she's learned there to inform her part-time spying assignments, and they turn out to be quite useful, thank you very much!This was a short story, but it had all the aspects of the longer books that I love, just in a smaller dose.

  • Veronica
    2019-02-07 17:04

    This was a fun little side adventure with India and French as they try their hand at a prisoner exchange. I was hoping, along with India, for a little personal alone time with French, but that never panned out. That was my only disappointment, along with the fact that the ending of book three wasn't addressed at all. It makes me wonder if this story doesn't exist outside the canon of the main books.

  • Drianne
    2019-02-01 20:59

    I don't like short things (quantity has some relation to quality) in general, so it's not surprising I didn't enjoy this very much, but I found it quite tedious. I am also not clear on what prevented India and French from going shopping after finishing their business on Paris, and since it was so built up at the beginning that they hadn't, I wanted more of a reason why not.Meh.

  • Deanne
    2019-02-12 22:19

    Fun spy story set in Victorian London and France, India isn't a woman to be left behind when French trots off to exchange agents with Russia. There's the added attraction of buying a new wardrobe in gay Paris.Looking forward to the next book in the series.

  • Kathleen Freeman
    2019-02-07 17:22

    Quick story to help tide us over until the next book is released. I love India's character, she totally makes my laugh. I enjoyed the teaser that the end giving us the beginning of the next book, I am eagerly awaiting India and French's next adventure.

  • E.
    2019-02-03 21:23

    I think I need to stick to the India novels. I like them so much more than the novellas. The novellas just don't have enough meat for me. I love India and French and their adventures, but this was thin on plot.

  • Patricia
    2019-02-05 22:20

    If a short story is all that's available, then I'll settle for it. Good fun, quick romp through late 19th century Paris, although there wasn't much time to 'see' anything. Still fun and funny. Looking forward to the next one!

  • Amy Bradley
    2019-01-29 21:14

    Short story wherein India travels to Paris to assist French in exchanging prisoner spies with the Russians, but things do not go as planned. Enjoyable in the vein of the previous India Black novels, a fun romp of historical fiction in Victorian England.

  • Kgwhitehurst
    2019-02-12 18:01

    Good fun, but nothing substantial.

  • Ming
    2019-02-01 20:04

    a fun romp

  • Dana
    2019-02-08 15:10

    The only bad thing about the India Black novellas is that they are so short. ;)

  • Jessie(Ageless Pages Reviews)
    2019-02-09 21:19

    3.5Fun, amusing, and full of the French/India interactions we all know is the real reason we're reading this novella.

  • Barbara
    2019-02-09 17:09

    Rounded up to three. As usual, for me with novellas, too short. But briefly entertaining.

  • Lindsay
    2019-02-09 15:03

    Loved this one. I need more India!

  • Lori
    2019-02-13 22:20

    I have missed India! This was a nice quick read, I really enjoyed it.

  • Foggygirl
    2019-01-29 16:58

    A quick, action packed, hilarious romp through Paris with India and French. Loved it.

  • Kelsey Marie
    2019-02-05 22:11

    actually a 3.5I enjoy the longer stories, because the plot can be fully explained. In this story, the bones are there, but the actual steps could have been fleshed out a little better.

  • Dawn
    2019-02-05 19:53

    I love this series. I can't say much about the mystery but the characters are well written. The relationship is intriguing and has managed to keep me engaged.

  • ZaBethMarsh
    2019-01-28 15:16

    Fun quick read.

  • ❂ Jennifer
    2019-02-13 14:16

    A fun, delightful novella.Full review:

  • Melanie
    2019-01-26 16:17

    A fun quick India and French story to fill in the time until the next novel comes out! Looking forward to it!

  • Kelly
    2019-02-16 17:57

    Very entertaining!

  • Kelly
    2019-02-15 20:17

    I love these stories. I can always count on a very enjoyable time.