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A wonderful Victorian era crime story
on 25 March 2010
This is the first Edward Marston book that I have read so it was out of sequence in the 'Railway Detective' series. However, it made no difference as it proved to be a marvellous stand alone book in it's own right. I found it a joy to read and finished it in a couple of days. I shall be, without doubt, investing in the rest of the series.
I'm a fan of crime stories and have read many from the likes of Dexter, Rankin and Hill. Edward Marston, in comparison, has a much lighter touch but still manages to keep the reader enthralled and eagerly turning page afer page.
I enjoyed the building up of the main characters and their backgrounds. I found the plot, with it's twists and turns and blind allys, engrossing. All in all I found this book a very enjoyable light read and look forward to reading this series from the start.