City of Lies

City of Lies

Elizabeth Miles scours 1920?s Washington, D.C. for a killer in the first Counterfeit Lady novel from the author of the New York Times bestselling Gaslight mysteries. Every woman plays a part?but some are more dangerous than others? Like most women, Elizabeth Miles assumes many roles; unlike most, hers have made her a woman on the run. Living on the edge of society, Elizabeth Elizabeth Miles scours 1920?s Washington, D.C. for a killer in the first Counterfeit Lady novel from the ...

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Title:City of Lies
Author:Victoria Thompson
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0399586571
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:312 pages pages

City of Lies Reviews

  • Yvonne
    Nov 27, 2017
    The story takes us to 1917 Washington, D.C. and New York City. Women are protesting for their right to vote, but none of that matters to Elizabeth Miles. She has other interests in mind. Elizabeth Miles is a con artist. Along with her brother, Jake, she schemes to steal money from l...
  • Jane
    May 24, 2017
    In a departure from her long-running Gaslight Mystery series, Thompson has written a new historical set in the 1917 at the height of the Suffrage movement. Elizabeth (last name changeable) is working a con with her brother that goes horribly wrong. Now the mark, Oscar Thornton, is ...
  • Marialyce
    Dec 06, 2018
    I have wanted to read the books in this series for awhile, since so many of my book friends have had nice things to say about them and so before 2018 goes out, at least I did get to this one. Put together a few grifters, a few marks, a very angry vindictive mob type boss, and a few ...
  • Jane
    Jul 11, 2018
    A con artist escaping from an angry victim gets mixed up with the women's suffrage movement. The ensuing stint in prison, complete with force-feeding, leads to her introduction to New York's social elite. It's an interesting premise to have the heroine of a series be a grifter. Alas...
  • Shelley
    Nov 05, 2018
    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Historical Fiction *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* City of Lies is the first installment in author Victoria Thompson's Counterfeit Lady historical mystery series. The story features Elizabeth Miles, a young con woman who finds herself embroiled in intrigue ...
  • Melliane
    Sep 02, 2017
    4.5/5 Mon avis en Français My English review I must say that I did not know about the novel at all but I really had a great time with the story. What to say? Everything seemed fantastic! We discover Elizabeth Miles, a young girl who used to live on the margins of society. ...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Nov 29, 2017
    Set in a time where the world was on the cusp of change, Thompson's City of Lies will pull you in with both intrigue for the mystery behind Elizabeth's life and the fascinating con that this woman and her brother are pulling on others. With hints of danger and a touch of romance, t...
  • Linda
    Aug 18, 2017
    2.5 stars After reading all of Ms. Thompson?s Gaslight mysteries and becoming slightly disenchanted with the last few stories, I was excited to find City of Lies. IMHO, it was not a mystery. I thought of it as historical fiction with a few elements taken from true events. The upsi...
  • Helen
    Oct 11, 2018
    I'm torn on how to rate this book. On the one hand, the writing (point of view, narrative) is clearly sharper than in the author's Gaslight series, and I really like these characters. On the other hand, the history of the suffrage movement is very dense in the first third, and it left ...
  • Milena
    Sep 29, 2017
    I want to start by pointing out that the Goodreads blurb for this book is not accurate. First of all this is not a murder mystery, Elizabeth does not scour Washington, DC for a killer. The story does not take place in 1920's but few years earlier, in 1917-1918. Lastly, one of the main ...
  • Mark Baker
    Nov 09, 2017
    Elizabeth Miles makes her living as a con woman, an unusual profession for a woman in 1917. However, when her latest con goes south, she finds herself on the run from the mark?s goons. In her attempts to escape, she joins a group of suffragists outside the White House and is delighte...
  • ♥ Sandi ❣
    Oct 31, 2017
    3.75 stars Thank you to First-to-Read and Berkley for allowing me the chance to read this ARC. This book publishes on 11/7/17. Elizabeth Miles is a grifter. She lies, steals and cheats for a living. It is in the process of a job that she becomes involved with a Women's Rights Movem...
  • ☕️Kimberly
    Oct 14, 2017
    City of Lies set in the 1920s both in Washington and New York home to the Four Hundred, Thompson shares an engaging tale about a woman who's running a grift with her brother. When things go terribly wrong she is forced to hide among a group of rallying female suffragists. The tale th...
  • Kate Baxter
    Feb 17, 2019
    "A Counterfeit Lady" novel series, the newest of author Victor Thompson's historical fiction series is riveting, charming, and most gratifying. This first book in the series introduces us to clever, bright and sly grifter, Elizabeth Miles, who comes from a family of con men. It's 1917...
  • Dianne
    Oct 03, 2017
    It was supposed to be a great con, easy money, but this time Elizabeth Miles finds the ?respectable? businessman she has conned is a brutal and deadly con man himself and he is out for both his lost money and revenge. Running scared, Elizabeth gets herself carted off with the women...
  • Anna Lee Huber
    Jan 06, 2018
    Rich with fascinating historical detail, Thompson?s new series dives into the worlds of suffragists and con-men. City of Lies combines a cunning protagonist with a simmering romance and gripping suspense to form a story that is certain to beguile readers hook, line and sinker. ...
  • Amie
    Oct 29, 2017
    I was expecting this to be a mystery but it's not. The description here on goodreads is incorrect - it is not set in the 1920s, it's set during WWI and the women's suffrage movement plays a significant role in the plot. ...
  • R.J. Koreto
    May 30, 2018
    A change of pace for the wonderful Victoria Thompson. I've long enjoyed her Gaslight mysteries, and was excited about this new series. Thompson excels at strong women characters, and Elizabeth Miles is something new--a talented con artist. When a con against a vengeful millionaire goes...
  • Bj
    Oct 29, 2017
    4 "The Grifter Suffragist" Stars! Lovers of historical fiction that takes place during the women's suffragist movement in the US of the early 1900s (circa 1920s) will not want to miss City of Lies. There is also a dash of mystery and suspense thrown in to keep the reader guessing. A...
  • Betty
    Mar 17, 2019
    I am grateful to the Meridian Library for a copy. This is the first book in The Counterfeit Lady historical series. It takes in the 1900s at the time of when the USA is preparing to enter World War I and women were demanding to vote. The protagonist is fully developed and across with h...
  • Celia
    Oct 25, 2018
    Victoria Thompson, author of City of Lies, is an award winning author of the Gaslight Series, a series of 22 'cozy' mysteries that take place in turn of the century New York City. City of Lies is the first in the Counterfeit Lady series featuring Elizabeth Miles, a grifter. I decide...
  • Jaya
    Jan 02, 2019
    3.25 ? Starting the new year with American suffragettes, grifters and a somewhat convincing con, mean villains, beta heroes and almost feminist female characters. 'twas a fun read. (Except for the initial 30% of the book) ...
  • Bridget Vollmer
    Oct 20, 2017
    I'd rate this somewhere between 3.5-4 stars. I was expecting more of a historical mystery but got more of a historical fiction/romance with a little bit of action. The beginning was definitely heavy on the historical info which wasn't bad but I was not expecting the historical info ...
  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    Nov 22, 2017
    Elizabeth Miles is just like any other woman trying to get by in 1920s New York...only she does it with clever cons. Only her most recent ploy seems to have gone massively astray and forces her to hide amongst some conveniently located Suffragettes. She never expected to come to admir...
  • Holly  B
    Oct 29, 2018
    I recently discovered this author (Thank you Melisa) and started this new series "Counterfeit Lady". I read Book 2 first and absolutely loved it and then found this one on Audible. We get introduced to Elizabeth Miles, a grifter who gets caught up in a con deal gone bad with the wrong ...
  • Minx
    Sep 21, 2017
    City of Lies was the type of book that only got better as it went on. At the start, I was introduced to Elizabeth Mile?s character and grifter ways, which I found most interesting. When things went bad with a deal, she wound up taking part in a suffragist march in order to try and th...
  • Caille
    May 26, 2017
    I absolutely loved this book. Any book that includes con artists, and especially smart female ones always intrigues me. When combined with the history of the suffrage movement, I felt like this book was made for me. The use of the the rich history of the suffrage movement was fresh and...
  • Jackie
    Jan 10, 2019
    This book is very wrongly labeled. It?s not a mystery, nor is it set in the 1920s (really it?s in WW1). Also the description mentions she gets involved with a group of women but no mention that they are women fighting for the right to vote. This played huge part in the book. It was...
  • A
    Oct 20, 2017
    ARC received from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review :) it was definitely different than what I expected, but I actually really liked it :) will have a full review on the release day, because I need some time to gather my thoughts but for now, 4 solid stars...
  • Darque  Dreamer
    Nov 29, 2017
    City of Lies is more than just an intriguing mystery. It is an exciting, elegantly written historical fiction story about strong women, crime, betrayal, and wit. This one has all the makings of a fun crime novel, with the addition of women fighting for what they believe in, and rising ...