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Great introduction to the series,
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This review is from: A Rare Interest in Corpses: (Inspector Ben Ross 1) (Lizzie Martin 1) (Kindle Edition)
I'd read one of the later books without realising it was part of a series, so I was keen to read the first book. They can be read out of order, but A rare interest in corpses sets the scene very well for the later novels. I like the way Lizzie is portrayed as an independent minded woman who has to make her own way in life,however the author doesn't make the mistake of putting a modern character in the past and expecting it to be convincing. Lizzie still has to conform to the conventions of the Victorian era.
The plot is well thought out, and for me, the identity of the murderer came as a surprise. As as often the case with the first in the series, though, there was a lot about the earlier life of the characters, which although necessary, for me slowed the pace quite a bit.A great read, and if you like murder mysteries and are interested in history, give this a try.