Sunday, September 2, 2018

The Missing Partner, Bk 2, The Adventures of Xavier & Vic by Liza O'Connor


The Adventures of
Xavier & Vic
Book 2

 The Missing Partner

By Liza O’Connor
The ‘New Woman’ Who Lost Her Old Mind
The Lost Servant of Dante’s Hell
The Disappearance of a Very Important Man
The Abduction of Sneaky Snake by a Grand Elephant

The Cat Who Wore Too Much


London, England  March 1894
Vic Hamilton takes the reins of the investigation office, while Xavier Thorn disappears on an assignment for the British government. Her caseload is entirely ‘lost and recovery’ cases. In the midst of solving all her client’s problems, she learns that the government has lost Xavier. With the help of the gypsy pirate Jacko, and her driver Davy, Vic rushes against time to rescue everyone.
Most alarming, she befriends and hires a dangerous criminal as an employee of Xavier Thorn’s Private Inquirieswithout Xavier’s permission.

When Xavier goes missing it takes the skills of everyone to bring him home alive, 
and it still remained touch and go many times.

I'd like to introduce the main players. Starting in the top left corner is Victor Hamilton. Oddly all the men on this page, save two, knows she's not the young man she appears to be but they treat her as one all the same.

In the center is our missing partner, Xavier Thorn. He was on a mission for England, attempting to find an elusive and deadly spy.

Right top corner is Jacko B. Goodnow, a wealthy gypsy, pirate and thief extraordinaire.

The grumpy guy below is Davy. He's sick with worry, what with Xavier missing and Vic taking on cases that could get her killed.

Bottom Right corner is Chief Inspector Stone of Scotland Yard. He's tried very hard to keep Vic from knowing Xavier is missing. Xavier has pulled himself out of tight situations before, but Stone knows if Vic dies trying to save him, his friend will never recover.

Bottom Left Corner is the Queen's physician, Dr. Connors. He can't bring back Xavier from the dead, but if they can locate him, even a breath from death, he can work miracles.

And last and largest, is the 400 pound Sonny Tubs, who is reputed to have killed over 100 men, but he has never once been charged with a crime. Following orders, he abducts Vic and takes her to an opium den. Vic is the first person who has ever been nice to him, and he soon regrets taking the young boy and is sick with guilt over the fact. 

Each of these men had their part in saving the great Xavier Thorn, but only Vic could find him with her intuitive powers.


Liza O’Connor was raised badly by feral cats, left the South/Midwest and wandered off to find nicer people on the east coast. There she worked for the meanest man on Wall Street, while her psychotic husband tried to kill her three times. (So much for finding nicer people.) Then one day she declared enough, got a better job, divorced her husband, and fell in love with her new life where people behaved nicely. But all those bad behaviors has given her lots of fodder for her humorous books. Please buy these books, because otherwise, she’ll become grumpy and write troubled novels instead. They will likely traumatize you.
You have been warned.


The Adventures of Xavier & Vic Sleuth series: (Late Victorian/Mystery/Romance)
The Troublesome Apprentice — The greatest sleuth in Victorian England hires a young man who turns out to be a young woman.
The Missing Partner — Opps! The greatest sleuth in Victorian England goes missing, leaving Vic to rescue Xavier, a suffragette, and about 100 servants. Not to mention an eviscerating cat. Yes, let’s not mention the cat.
A Right to Love — A romantic detour for Jacko. Want to see how amply rewarded Jacko was when he & Vic save an old woman from Bedlam?
The Mesmerist — The Mesmerist can control people from afar and make them murder for her. Worse yet, Xavier Thorn has fallen under her spell.
Well Kept Secrets — The problems with secrets is that they always come to light, no matter how you wish to silence them.
Pack of Trouble — Changes are a part of life, but these changes almost kill Vic.
The Darkest Days — Muddled cases make Vic very grumpy.
The CrimeLords’ War — Vic is almost killed twice as she tries to prevent a CrimeLords’ War, stop a female Russian spy, and locate Xavier.
Toxic Diamonds — The Queen’s Diamonds have been stolen, Director Stone of Scotland Yard is missing, and there is a toxic gas that may kill hundreds of Londoners.
A Despicable Crime --  Xavier's worst nightmare comes to life. Several of the Crime Lords discover that Xavier has a living mother. The desire to make Xavier dance to their whims is too irresistible to ignore. If they own his mother, they own Xavier.

Investigate these sites:
Liza's Blog and Website   Facebook   Twitter

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