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The Welfare Of The Dead: (Inspector Webb 2) by Lee Jackson
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
If you like historical books, this certainly gives you a fantastic feel for old London. Jackson is so good at describing the surroundings that I started to feel I really was on the dark streets of London, walking through the stench and fog, with evil murderers around the corner doing the most foulsome things!
I imagine it to be on similar lines to a fictional story written about Jack the Ripper (though I haven't read one). Very creepy, and as Inspector Webb has very little or no scientific aid, as people do today, you wonder how they manage to find anything out.
It is all written in the present tense, I found this a little hard to get my head around at first, however, as with… Read more
The Welfare of the Dead by Lee Jackson
The Welfare of the Dead by Lee Jackson
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
If you like historical books, this certainly gives you a fantastic feel for old London. Jackson is so good at describing the surroundings that I started to feel I really was on the dark streets of London, walking through the stench and fog, with evil murderers around the corner doing the most foulsome things!
I imagine it to be on similar lines to a fictional story written about Jack the Ripper (though I haven't read one). Very creepy, and as Inspector Webb has very little or no scientific aid, as people do today, you wonder how they manage to find anything out.
It is all written in the present tense, I found this a little hard to get my head around at first, however, as with… Read more
The Rule Of Four by Ian Caldwell
The Rule Of Four by Ian Caldwell
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I did enjoy this book. I found it a little slow to get into, the authors seem to start a chapter in the present and inevitably change describing something in the past at the end. Though if this doesn't bother you, it shouldn't be a problem.
It is a book about a book, and includes a lot of historical information (a bit like the Daughter Of Time by J. Tey), which as a writing format I quite like, it tells you a lot about history but still entertains you.
I would say there is a patch in the middle that is a bit of a slog, but if you get past it, it keeps you more gripped in the remaining third.

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