The Cheater's Game (Glass and Steele #7)
The arrival of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show in London brings trouble. When the sharpshooter who beats Willie at poker is murdered, Matt and India investigate. Willie is convinced the victim cheated, but no one knows how until India discovers his secret - he was a paper magician. When their list of suspects grows to include a member of the mysterious magic Collector's Club, they uncover a spy. But who is he working for? And what does his employer want? As danger circles, secrets are revealed, and India struggles to keep her own secret hidden from Matt. But when her grandfather introduces her to a man who can change her life, India must decide if she wants her life to change at all.

The Cheater's Game (Glass and Steele #7) Details

TitleThe Cheater's Game (Glass and Steele #7)
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ReleaseMar 12th, 2019
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GenreFantasy, Romance, Mystery, Historical, Fiction

The Cheater's Game (Glass and Steele #7) Review

  • Patricia
    January 1, 1970
    Another outstanding mystery!I highly recommend you read the full series from the beginning, as to know all that has come before! I love the series and each one contains an excellent mystery. Each has had me guessing & I was wrong every time! I wonder if you can solve the mysteries before the end. As I hate spoilers, I will tell you things that won't give anything away. What I will tell you is how excellent the writing happens to be, superb! The descriptive talents of Ms Archer is the writing Another outstanding mystery!I highly recommend you read the full series from the beginning, as to know all that has come before! I love the series and each one contains an excellent mystery. Each has had me guessing & I was wrong every time! I wonder if you can solve the mysteries before the end. As I hate spoilers, I will tell you things that won't give anything away. What I will tell you is how excellent the writing happens to be, superb! The descriptive talents of Ms Archer is the writing craft shown at its best. She can describe things so well that one can see the scene with the eyes closed; hear the sounds of whistles, shouts, and carriage wheels; smell the scents, feel the chill or heat, dirt and smut, & taste the tea! The dialogue is believable, natural, and well developed. The humor will come at the most unsuspecting times, causing one to laugh out loud. And, there is danger, love, heartbreak, jealousy, fear and murder. All together it makes for a fascinating read one cannot put down. I encourage you to begin at the beginning, but if you have followed Ms Archer's Glass and Steele books right along, you must have The Cheater's Game! Stop reading reviews and click on the Buy Now button!
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  • Michelle Fritz PA
    January 1, 1970
    This was another addictive edition to a pulse pounding and intriguing series! Another magical murder ensures that Matt, India and the gang are all involved in solving this captivating whodunit! Willie is being evasive as usual and is busily making new friends. The neverending back and fourth between Cyclops and Catherine continues on. The wild west comes to the city and it provides the right atmosphere for this fast paced plot. I absolutely adored the conclusion! Truly, it was seeming like we wo This was another addictive edition to a pulse pounding and intriguing series! Another magical murder ensures that Matt, India and the gang are all involved in solving this captivating whodunit! Willie is being evasive as usual and is busily making new friends. The neverending back and fourth between Cyclops and Catherine continues on. The wild west comes to the city and it provides the right atmosphere for this fast paced plot. I absolutely adored the conclusion! Truly, it was seeming like we would never reach this event. Cannot wait to see what this brilliant and imaginative author has in store for us next! Ms. Archer is a supreme storyteller 💕💕💕💕
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  • Lindap
    January 1, 1970
    4 StarsReally enjoyed this one. Finally Matt's uncle & family aren't interfering in Matt & India's relationship. That was a breath of fresh air!! The "Uncle" issue almost had me giving up on this series. The mystery was a good one and that was the main focus of the book. It was good to see M&I get their HEA in their personal life. Unlike a dear friend of mine...I was actually pleased we didn't get a lot of wedding details. ;-) Although the actually ceremony was a quick scene.Can't wa 4 StarsReally enjoyed this one. Finally Matt's uncle & family aren't interfering in Matt & India's relationship. That was a breath of fresh air!! The "Uncle" issue almost had me giving up on this series. The mystery was a good one and that was the main focus of the book. It was good to see M&I get their HEA in their personal life. Unlike a dear friend of mine...I was actually pleased we didn't get a lot of wedding details. ;-) Although the actually ceremony was a quick scene.Can't wait for The Prisoner's Key!
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  • Julia
    January 1, 1970
    Frankly, I didn't care for the mystery, I wanted to know what would happen between India and Matt. I liked the book, though - because the cast of characters living in 6 Park Street are great.So, I guess I'll read the next one. I need to know what happens with Cyclops and Catherine.
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  • Mari (Smut Duchess)
    January 1, 1970
    Solid 4 ⭐I thought this installment to the series was excellent. I liked the mystery. There was plenty of Matt and India along with Willie, Cyclops and Duke. The best part of all there was no interference from Matt's Uncle, Aunt or cousins. I was a bit disappointed that after the huge buildup to Matt and India's wedding it seemed so rushed. I was ready to give up on this series after the last book. I'm glad I continued. I hope the next book is just as good.
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  • Penny K Nelson
    January 1, 1970
    Good addition to the seriesI have enjoyed this series from the beginning. It continues to keep me entertained on several levels with insights into all the character's lives; no-one is left out and I like getting to know each one better with each new entry.I recommend this book for light and fun reading and believe it will not disappoint fans of Glass and Steele.
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  • Lynne Shear
    January 1, 1970
    As soon as I started this book, which is the seventh in a wonderful series, I felt comfortably ensconced among friends.The plot line moves along steadily, with a couple of extra side plots smoothly keeping up in the background, as this adventure twists and turns continuously. But for me, it is C.J. Archer's mastery at bringing her great characters to life. The conversations are full of humour, wit, compassion, emotion and poignancy that makes her characters and story line so special. Matt and In As soon as I started this book, which is the seventh in a wonderful series, I felt comfortably ensconced among friends.The plot line moves along steadily, with a couple of extra side plots smoothly keeping up in the background, as this adventure twists and turns continuously. But for me, it is C.J. Archer's mastery at bringing her great characters to life. The conversations are full of humour, wit, compassion, emotion and poignancy that makes her characters and story line so special. Matt and India make a wonderful hero and heroine, Matt is handsome, heroic and has a dry sense of humour, while India is beautiful both inside and out, brave and intelligent, they are made for each other.Of course questions abound as we move towards the eighth book, but I think the most important question of all is, will Cyclops (Nate) and Catherine finally get together, because my heart yearns for their happiness... I guess we'll have to wait and see. Thoroughly enjoyed this gripping episode....
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  • Leisel
    January 1, 1970
    7th book in series and still draws you inAs the 7th novel in this series of Matthew Glass and India Steele we see more and more magic appearing and not just with the Magicians but with the development of relationships amongst the characters, but remember magic is not always for the good. This book we got to witness some of the American wild west get thrown into the storyline with the Buffalo Bill and Co travelling show visiting London, which brings the concept that magicians are to be found worl 7th book in series and still draws you inAs the 7th novel in this series of Matthew Glass and India Steele we see more and more magic appearing and not just with the Magicians but with the development of relationships amongst the characters, but remember magic is not always for the good. This book we got to witness some of the American wild west get thrown into the storyline with the Buffalo Bill and Co travelling show visiting London, which brings the concept that magicians are to be found worldwide not just in England and some wicked card tricks with a deadly twist. But the question is will this be the happy ending for Matt and India with more and more interference from the high class tactless society?Again wonderful characters throughout this novel and certainly good to see attitudes starting to be questioned.
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  • Sarah Hamilton
    January 1, 1970
    Glass and Steele are backI've always been a fan of the Glass and Steele books, but the last couple haven't won me over as hard - almost like the storyline was being too drug out. But The Cheater's Game redeemed itself and I remember why I loved India, Matt, and the gang so much. I love that we get a slight glimpse at the 'wild ward's and that some historical faces make an appearance - it fits our American characters and adds a little extra to the story. I feel that Willie really is starting to b Glass and Steele are backI've always been a fan of the Glass and Steele books, but the last couple haven't won me over as hard - almost like the storyline was being too drug out. But The Cheater's Game redeemed itself and I remember why I loved India, Matt, and the gang so much. I love that we get a slight glimpse at the 'wild ward's and that some historical faces make an appearance - it fits our American characters and adds a little extra to the story. I feel that Willie really is starting to become a stronger character that still leaves you wondering what exactly she's up to. My only true complaint is the overall ridiculously short timeline of the series - I understand for part of the series it helped drive the urgency of a certain situation, but it still seems less believable because so much has occurred in only a few months.
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  • Alexandra Martin
    January 1, 1970
    I was really looking forward to this book and preordered it and all. It barely contained any magic this time, which is fine, but then rushed thru all of India and Matt’s wedding details and everything! We don’t even know what the end result was with the murderer and if he will get off or not! And there were literally barely any wedding night details!!! And then it says the end, coming soon 8th book in series! I’m of course going to keep reading them, idk how many more are coming, and I still lov I was really looking forward to this book and preordered it and all. It barely contained any magic this time, which is fine, but then rushed thru all of India and Matt’s wedding details and everything! We don’t even know what the end result was with the murderer and if he will get off or not! And there were literally barely any wedding night details!!! And then it says the end, coming soon 8th book in series! I’m of course going to keep reading them, idk how many more are coming, and I still love them, it just feels we waited so long for Matt and India to get together and be in love and it be okay and we rushed thru the rest once they did!
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  • Heidi Hanley
    January 1, 1970
    Finally!I've followed this series since the beginning and love the characters. In an effort to avoid any spoilers, I'll just say that I'm glad Ms. Archer finally resolved one of my concerns. The complicated mystery plot was, as usual, crafted to perfection and unfolded without a blip. This wasn't my favorite story in the series, but I don't know why. It just didn't seem as exciting as others are. I was a little bothered by India's interference with the Guild test at the end. It made sense, but I Finally!I've followed this series since the beginning and love the characters. In an effort to avoid any spoilers, I'll just say that I'm glad Ms. Archer finally resolved one of my concerns. The complicated mystery plot was, as usual, crafted to perfection and unfolded without a blip. This wasn't my favorite story in the series, but I don't know why. It just didn't seem as exciting as others are. I was a little bothered by India's interference with the Guild test at the end. It made sense, but I had hoped she would find a different way to resolve the conflict. I look forward to Book 8.
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  • Lncropper
    January 1, 1970
    The characters in this series have become friends after so many books! Some are more likeable than others. A mystery always mixes with a little magic as the two main characters become involved in solving the mystery. Sometimes there is a bit of profanity, which I could skip, but the stories are mostly clean (though they hint at some shenanigans, which are not detailed.) I'm sure I will wind up reading anything else that appears in the series.
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  • Marta Scheiner
    January 1, 1970
    Does the wedding happen?I wasn’t so thrilled with this book. Maybe because I hate Kong series, money does matter. This book had another case that Glass & Steele had to investigate (give me a break), although they kept talking about the wedding I was thinking that it wasn’t going to happen in this book. However, the wedding did happen but they rushed it through the end. She didn’t describe the wedding at all, only the “after the wedding” I was disappointed again.
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  • Robbie
    January 1, 1970
    This is book 7 in the series. Although I've enjoyed them this one just doesn't do it for me. I'm not crazy about the character of Willie and she's a main fixture in this one. I also find it odd that since Matt's watch is fixed that suddenly everything is perfect. The thing only lasts about 5 years. What if the good doctor isn't willing to help next time or dies? Then what?
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  • Danielle
    January 1, 1970
    I freaking love this series. I've completely fallen in love with the characters. Although I'm starting to get anxious about the secret India is keeping from Matt. It is NOT gonna be pretty when that blows up in her face. I hope the author doesn't make Matt leave or do something dumb because of it...
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  • Becky Gault
    January 1, 1970
    So great! Another exciting installment!I love India and Matt in this one, so sweet. Willie is hilarious as always. I love the character development. The mystery was good too. New and intriguing people are introduced, and while some secrets are revealed, others will continue to come bite the characters in the ass in the next installment. Can’t wait!
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  • angela tulloch
    January 1, 1970
    Matt and IndiaLove these,books such strong Characters.so very happy to have read this book 7..I'm delighted with the outcome and cannot wait for book 8. And the next chapter in the lives of (l feel like friends ). I have made ,l have been hooked since book 1.which is very unusual as to never having read such a long set of books . Please continue CJ.
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  • Darrell
    January 1, 1970
    Fantastic read !!Another Fantastic Read and a wonderful adventure with all the great characters that C.J. Archer has developed with the Glass & Steel series!! Can not wait for the next edition !!! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
  • Lori Kern
    January 1, 1970
    The Cheaters GameOnce again C.J.Archer had herself performed magic. She has written such fabulous stories to keep the reader wanting more. I anxiously await the next book by C.J.Archer.
  • Veray
    January 1, 1970
    Great characters and great mystery.I love the characters in this series. I love the mystery and how I never can quite guess the murderer until the end. I can't wait to read the next story.
  • Keliipuunani
    January 1, 1970
    I love the relationship India has with all her American friends. It’s fun to see how she interacts with Matt, Willie, Duke and Cyclops. I didn’t care that there wasn’t more to the actual wedding. It rang pretty true to me as a lot of planning went into my wedding but what I remember is how happy I was not necessarily the whole ordeal. I think the author highlighted the important parts and left out the unnecessary vows and I do’s. Most marriage ceremonies are dull anyway.I liked that the author i I love the relationship India has with all her American friends. It’s fun to see how she interacts with Matt, Willie, Duke and Cyclops. I didn’t care that there wasn’t more to the actual wedding. It rang pretty true to me as a lot of planning went into my wedding but what I remember is how happy I was not necessarily the whole ordeal. I think the author highlighted the important parts and left out the unnecessary vows and I do’s. Most marriage ceremonies are dull anyway.I liked that the author included Annie Oakley in the book albeit in the wrong year. It was fun as I can imagine the Wild West was a culture shock for London. I like history and enjoy how it is integrated in this series. Also, I looked up the Lecoultre brand and was shocked with how much one of their watches sell for.
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  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    Not as greatThis book in the series is not as good as previous books. The newer characters are flat, there are grammar errors, and the author mixes up Draper and Cocker in the story. It was more difficult to stay interested, and I found myself skimming several times.
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  • John S Roth
    January 1, 1970
    Excellent Book!!In this seventh episode of the Glass and Steele series, author C.J. Archer weaves a wonderful tale with so many plot twists that I simply couldn't put it down until the end!! Bravo! A Highly recommended series!!!
  • Kimberly D.
    January 1, 1970
    Wild WestThe Wild West comes to life in London. India and Matt just need to last two weeks and then they will final see the big day. Only there are a few complications that need to be resolved before that day can happen. Always a fun read.
  • Eliza Jones
    January 1, 1970
    So good!!Every book in this series has heart-stopping mystery and romance, and it keeps getting better and better! With Coyle's deal hanging over India's head, I wonder what request he will make of her in book 8.
  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    Some of these are better than others. This one was too superficial, India can't decide what kind of character she is (or, the author can't decide), and Matt is less appealing as a character when he doesn't feel like anything is at risk. This book was definitely a filler book for the series.
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  • Robin Austin
    January 1, 1970
    Love this series! Great characters & fantastic twist on Magic. Eagerly await each new book in the series. Love, romance, magic & even support of LGBT in supporting characters. Well done.
  • Waldemar Bak
    January 1, 1970
    Nothing like...... Disappointing! All because the book ends :) Still hungry for what will be next, what will happen with that interesting group of people, some with extraordinary abilities and behave and lots more :)))! Looking forward for a book 8!
  • Rose Pavlicek
    January 1, 1970
    Glas and Steele continue to facinateThe combination of characters continue to enthrall as each one grows a little more complex with each book. The plot has twists and surprises making this another excellent example of both mystery and romance.
  • Ann Gross
    January 1, 1970
    Great readLoved the story. And the whole series..the characters were even more personable. Andhi felt as if I knew them better
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