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The Blue Girl: A Murder Squad Short Story by [Grecian, Alex]
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The Blue Girl: A Murder Squad Short Story Kindle Edition

4.1 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 751 KB
  • Print Length: 41 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (3 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LALZYM2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #92,206 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I have seen this author's books but never picked one up.
More fool me. The author captures the Victorian era perfect and got me guess.
right to the end.
if you like Ripper Street you like this.
I would certainly recommend this short story.
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I have become a big fan of the murder squad and usually am not a fan of short stories, I like to get stuck into a long book with a plot.
I need my murder squad fix and for 49p this story is excellent value.
One of the things I like about the books are the different characters working at the police station and this story focus on one of lesser known characters and also from a first person perspective.

In the books he comes across as a bit shallow and vain, indeed we see at points in this story he is, but also a caring side comes across and that he has a sharp mind and good qualities to be a detective, but the ladies love the uniform!

If anyone has not yet read one of the full novels, this short story would give them an idea of what the murder squad world is like.
I really enjoy Alex Grecians writing style.
The only down side on this story, I read it to quick!
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short and punchy, a great book!
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Great story. The lead policeman is from the second novel,it is quick paced and easy to read. Shows how things were in the Victorian era. Has a beginning middle and ending. Enjoyed it all.
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By Steve Benner TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 21 July 2014
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Considering that "The Blue Girl" is little more than a taster chapter advertising Alex Grecian's "Murder Squad" series, it is a bit cheeky of the publisher to want money for its acquisition. That said, if the small outlay required warns you away from the main product on offer, then its purchase price may, in fact, be money well spent. Alex Grecian's "Murder Squad" books are ostensibly set in Victorian England. Unfortunately, the author's view of that place and time appears to be informed mostly from reading Edgar Allen Poe (without absorbing anything from that body of work beyond its Gothic atmosphere) and watching Walt Disney's adaptation of Mary Poppins (and heavily buying into its clichés and its saccharin coating, whilst remaining unaware of its Edwardian, as opposed to Victorian, setting.)

In just 20 short pages, "The Blue Girl" manages, in fact, to reinforce a reader's view of the author as being blissfully ignorant of almost any facts pertaining to Victorian England, whilst also demonstrating his total inability to write dialogue that is anything other than risible. This release is almost certainly intended to prepare the market place for the imminent release for the third volume of the series ("The Devil's Workshop") and thereby boost sales. I fear (well, hope, actually) that it may just produce the exact opposite effect; everything points to that book being even worse than its forerunners "The Yard" and "The Black Country".

Avoid! Avoid! Avoid!
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Very shallow uninteresting story. not up to this author's standard.
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not as good as thought but authers cant kep it going all the time
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Loved the book cannot wait until his next book is released
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