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5.0 out of 5 stars A Victorian Die Hard...
Imagine Bruce Willis - minus the outrageously clean vest - towards the end of a Die Hard movie set in Victorian London. Grant this character the mental acuity of Sherlock Holmes and we begin to approach James McCreet's Albert Newsome.
The Thieves' Labyrinth is the third outing for Detective (presently demoted) Newsome of the Metropolitan Police Force, and he hasn't...
Published on 26 Jun 2011 by Helen Hogan

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Didn't enjoy this third book at all. The writing style has changed since the first in the series. As if the author had decided to lower prose expectations. The first chapters were good, but then the whole plot developed into a story not at all original. In my opinion there has been no effort in building the characters. Everything seems a bit suspended. The ending was a...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Sad, 8 Feb 2013
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Didn't enjoy this third book at all. The writing style has changed since the first in the series. As if the author had decided to lower prose expectations. The first chapters were good, but then the whole plot developed into a story not at all original. In my opinion there has been no effort in building the characters. Everything seems a bit suspended. The ending was a cartoon strip from Marvel comics with a last line sort of "I'M BACK! HAHAHAHA AAARGH!". I was expecting to see both characters and author grow. Pity.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Victorian Die Hard..., 26 Jun 2011
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Helen Hogan (Essex, UK) - See all my reviews
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Imagine Bruce Willis - minus the outrageously clean vest - towards the end of a Die Hard movie set in Victorian London. Grant this character the mental acuity of Sherlock Holmes and we begin to approach James McCreet's Albert Newsome.
The Thieves' Labyrinth is the third outing for Detective (presently demoted) Newsome of the Metropolitan Police Force, and he hasn't got any more likeable, but we can't help but admire his dogged perseverence. A ship and its crew has gone missing in the process of docking in the river Thames (the real star of this tale), a body is dragged from the river with an inexplicable item embedded in its flesh and Newsome is pitted against old rivals George Williamson and Noah Dyson in his race to discover the truth. All this in a novel that is presented with intelligence and a simply delicious vocabulary.
James McCreet just gets better. Read him.
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