The Gilded Cage by Lucinda GrayThe Gilded Cage by Lucinda Gray

The Gilded Cage

byLucinda Gray

Paperback | August 1, 2017

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Murder, intrigue, and a feisty heroine come together in Lucinda Gray's The Gilded Cage, an historical murder mystery and psychological suspense novel for young adult readers.

After growing up on a farm in Virginia, Walthingham Hall in England seems like another world to sixteen-year-old Katherine Randolph. Her new life, filled with the splendor of upper class England in the 1820s, is shattered when she discovers the corpse of her brother George in a lake on the estate-the tragic accidental drowning of a young man, the coroner reports, despite the wound to George's head.

Katherine is expected to observe the mourning customs and get on with her life, but she can't accept that her brother's death was an accident. A bitter poacher prowls the estate, and strange visitors threaten the occupants of the house. There's a rumor, too, that a wild animal stalks the woods of Walthingham.

Can Katherine retain her sanity long enough to find out the truth? Or will her brother's killer claim her life, too?

"A fast-paced, satisfying historical novel with a gutsy heroine and an intriguing 19th-century mystery at its core." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Lucinda Gray is the pseudonym of an American novelist who lives in New York.
Title:The Gilded CageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.27 × 5.46 × 0.7 inPublished:August 1, 2017Publisher:Square FishLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1627791825

ISBN - 13:9781627791823


Rated 4 out of 5 by from A quick, entertaining read I can’t remember how I came across this book, but it intrigued me enough to borrow it from the library. Thinking back on the story, I must say that it was a very concise story in comparison to other books of similar length. It maintained it’s sole focus on the main plot with little detail going beyond it, with most of the attention placed on the creation of dismal and hard to escape situations. I didn’t particularly like the main character and she was at times the cause of much frustration, but her story held enough mystery to keep me going. The writing was good and I am impressed with the author’s ability to create seemingly desperate situations without the need for melodrama. Overall, this was a nice quick and entertaining read belonging to the historical fiction/mystery for young adult genre. I would recommend it.
Date published: 2017-08-13

Bookclub Guide

Magic is the difference between the seen and unseen. Magic is performance. Magic is hard work and practice. But, sometimes, great magicians can make it into something truly mysterious.The word "magic" has changed over time-first used for centuries to explain natural happenings like earthquakes and illnesses-but we still use it to describe things we see but don't understand. Now, H.P. Newquist explains how (nearly) all the famous tricks work in this nonfiction narrative of magic through the ages, from the legends and oracles of ancient Egypt, to the exploits of Houdini and David Blaine.Illustrated with photographs and line drawings, this book will have middle-grade readers spellbound.

Editorial Reviews

"A fast-paced, satisfying historical novel with a gutsy heroine and an intriguing 19th-century mystery at its core." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review "The heroine's strong character and the plot twists will appeal even to teens who aren't normally interested in historical fiction... A worthy choice for YA collections." -School Library Journal "Fans of the Regency-romance genre will enjoy this capably written tale . . . Katherine's first-person narration helps readers bond with her somewhat feisty approach to her new life, and the straightforward plot makes it a quick pick for reluctant readers." -Booklist