Review - Revenge of the Barbary Ghost by Victoria Hamilton

Revenge of the Barbary Ghost by Victoria Hamilton
Narrated by Danielle Cohen
Series: Lady Anne Addison Mysteries #2
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: December 3, 2019
Date Read: January 31, 2020
Length:  9 hours and 53 minutes
Source: Narrator
Fleeing the attentions of the handsome and commanding Marquess of Darkefell, Lady Anne Addison arrives on the doorstep of a dear friend seeking nothing but rest and relaxation, but soon finds herself putting her investigative talents to work after a sighting of the Barbary Ghost. Always a skeptic of the supernatural, Lady Anne immediately suspects the apparition is nothing more than a diversionary tactic to conceal smugglers on the beach below her friend's house.

When the beguiling marquess follows her to Cornwall, Anne is distracted from her ghost hunt by his alluring kisses, until murder gets her attention. Forced once again to work with the marquess to uncover the truth behind a mystery, she soon discovers that her passionate attraction to him has not abated. Should she run from him again, or give in to temptation?
My Review

I really enjoyed this book.  After listening to the first book in the series, Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark, I was pretty excited to get to this installment because I felt like Darkefell and Lady Anne had some unfinished business to deal with.  Once I started listening, I was quickly taken with the new mystery in Lady Anne's life and couldn't wait to see how things would work out.

After leaving Darkefell's home, Lady Anne goes to visit a friend for a while.  She isn't there for long before she sees the Barbary Ghost and decides to figure out what is really going on.  Lord Darkefell isn't ready to give up on Lady Anne and finds her in Cornwall and before long is helping her investigate everything that is happening.  I found the mystery to be quite complex and liked the fact that I couldn't quite put all of the pieces together on my own.  There were definitely a few surprises thrown into the mix.

Lady Anne and Lord Darkefell make a great team.  They really do work well together and they have a lot of chemistry.  They are both great characters and I really want to see them work things out.  Lord Darkefell is used to being in charge and can become too authoritative with Lady Anne.  They both want each other but Lady Anne isn't sure that she wants marriage since it will mean giving up her freedom.

I thought that Danielle Cohen did a fantastic job with the narration of this book.  I seem to be enjoying this narrator more and more each time I listen to her work.  I like the different voices that she uses and I think that she adds a lot of emotion into the reading of the story.  I think she has a very pleasant voice that is easy to listen to for hours at a time and I think that the accent she uses works wonderfully with this series.

I would recommend this series to others.  This is the second book in the Lady Anne Addison Mysteries series which is best read in order if possible because of the ongoing character relationships.   I cannot wait to get started on the next book in this series.

I received a review copy of this audiobook from the narrator.
The Series - Lady Anne Addison Mysteries
Book #1- Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark - My Review
Book #2 - Revenge of the Barbary Ghost
Book #3 - Curse of the Gypsy
About the Author

Victoria Hamilton is the nationally bestselling author of the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries, the Merry Muffin Mysteries, and the Teapot Collector Mysteries. In addition to her mysteries, she has written twenty regency romance novels as Amanda Cooper and Donna Lea Simpson.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter


  1. they do make a good team, hope a better couple

  2. glad it hit all the good feels for you.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  3. I do love the sound of the mystery with the strong dose of romance. I'll have to look this series up.

  4. In order, noted! Cos I am bad with that sometimes

  5. I love when a couple has a lot of chemistry in a romance! I'm glad your enjoying this series! The complex mystery with all of the surprises sounds great and I love the touch of the paranormal. Great Review Carole!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  6. I love a complex mystery.Hate when its too easy to figure out what is happening. I like that it has a touch of paranormal.

  7. Oh that sounds fun. Glad to hear you liked this one.

  8. Oooh, this does sound like a good read! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I'm going to have to see if my library has it.

    Great review. :)


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