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This review is from: Secondhand Daylight (Hardcover)
I bought this hot on the heels of having read its predecessor, At The Chime Of A City Clock. Secondhand Daylight is very much in the same vein as At The Chime Of A City Clock, indeed it even features another co-respondent episode. Our hero James Ross is still picking at the fleas of London's underbelly, and his observations about London society are what gives the book its appeal. The plot is not really a feature, and although the book is billed as a "mystery", the reveal is somewhat insubstantial.
The author tries hard to maintain an authentic period feel to the book, (e.g. expletives are rendered with dashes), so I'm puzzled why this book and its predecessor take their titles from songs written well after the period in which the books are set. Maybe there's a subtle literary point being made that I'm missing.
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Initial post: 24 May 2012 12:07:36 BDT
If you have not already read Patrick Hamilton( as they "inspired" this series)please do so.
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