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The Devil's Ribbon unfolds like a classic film noir.
on 9 March 2012
The Devil's Ribbon is a dark, page-turning mystery of epic proportions. It's written with such masterful authority that one questions if reading a work of fiction. Meredith's Victorian London is brought to life with all it's squalor and casual atrocities as viewed by the fabulously paired forensic duo Hatton and Roumande. I adore the sensitive Hatton, the genuine kindness of Roumande and their ever-evolving 'who's the teacher, who's the student?' relationship. Bring on the next book!!
As a quick aside, my daughter came home from school the other day after learning about the famine and I was able to answer her questions about the Irish cholera boats to North America with what I had gleaned from this book. Result!!