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This review is from: The Yard: Scotland Yard Murder Squad Book 1 (Paperback)
Interesting premise (Victorian CSI, Jack the Ripper) ruined by ridiculously named characters spouting even more ridiculous dialogue in a unrealistically drawn Victorian London.
It's overlong, the first half is dull, the second half is too frenetic bordering on manic, the story is disjointed and lacking in any tension, the ending is rushed.
The police HQ reads like a Victorian Hill Street Blues, families want 'closure'. ....there really are too many annoyances to mention, its not even a decent pageturning potboiler. Rubbish.