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Well-imagined period procedural
on 30 January 2014
Well, this one is definitely splitting the readers! Pace the one-star reviewers, I enjoyed this series opener. The characters are decently drawn and their motivations clear. Even the villains have an emotional life that explains their actions. Life on the Thames is atmospherically described, and the addition of a glossary of the used nautical terms is, for this land-lubber, most useful.
Although the denouement is a bit of a let down, it was led into nicely and is understandably what might have happened. Overall, this was a nice introduction to the series and I look forward to the next book.