Not what I expected. Drawings are well executed but evidently targeted for teenage readers since the characters have been depicted all very young (too young compared to the original ones in the books). Nevertheless, both the humour and the story are there and it is an enjoyable read.
Better than the privious one. Really liekd the character of the executioner and how Newbury is being developd and portrayed. Excellent descriptive parts as in the Crystal Palace exhibition which really give you the right feel of a Steampunk story. Looking forward to the fifth.
Historical crime novel set in London in the early 1800s. The hero, the villain(s), the harlot, the fog, the urchin, the Bow Street Runners, plenty of cheap gore, not too visual sex, history, politics, the chasings, the secrets all promise a great read for lovers of the genre. It is all there, written in a plain prose, characters lightly depicted, no inner torments analysed too in depth, always ready for action, the bad ones loose, the good ones win. London is rainy and grimy, the cobbles are wet and slippery and clothes reek of dampness and soot. The plot is easy to follow right from the beginning. A book to read while waiting in queues or on long journeys or to help you go to sleep since… Read more