William Darmon and wife Elizabeth were powerful figures, who in 1818 set society’s pace, from expansive grounds known as Mayfair Hall. When a family member is murdered, a mysterious pendant is found containing a long lost request, by Napoleon Bonaparte, for an American mission to burn down Parliament buildings. The couple sets out on an action filled pursuit of the killer. While interviewing Henry Clay in post-war Maryland about the failed mission, they uncover evidence of a conspiracy to free the Emperor from exile. The Darmon’s infiltrate the cadre, but a shipwreck off the coast of Scotland, a firestorm at the Darmon’s Manor and a harrowing assault on the Island of St. Helena loom before the mystery can be unraveled.
Rating: 5 stars
Message of the Pendant by Thomas Thorpe is the first exciting adventure that will lead readers on an unforgettable journey. Inside this first novel of the Darmon Mysteries, readers will follow a couple one of the most eventful mystery solving reads ever. One thing happens and from there the couple takes it into their own hands to settle the dispute. However, that just leads them further into a more daring and bold adventure of a lifetime. Mystery, suspense, and danger all perfectly bound into one incredible novel.
Thomas Thorpe’s talent is one to behold. His writings are interesting and highly entertaining. Never a boring moment with William Darmon and his wife Elizabeth. One case takes them to solving four different cases. A historical fiction novel that will lure readers instantly from page one until the very end. For fans of Nancy Drew, Miss Fisher, and Detective Murdoch this novel is for you. I loved reading the Message of the Pendant. Readers get to travel the world and solve cases all from one novel. Thomas Thorpe’s a Message of the Pendant is a must read for all. Overall, I highly recommend his novel to readers worldwide.