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A Fever of the Blood: A Victorian Mystery Book 2 Paperback – 11 Feb 2016
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This is wonderful. A brilliant, moving, clever, lyrical book - I loved it. Oscar de Muriel is going to be a name to watch. (Manda Scott)
One of the best debuts so far this year - a brilliant mix of horror, history, and humour. Genuinely riveting with plenty of twists, this will keep you turning the pages. It's clever, occasionally frightening and superbly written - The Strings Of Murder is everything you need in a mystery thriller. (Crime Review)
About the Author
Oscar de Muriel was born in Mexico City and moved to the UK to complete his PhD. He is a chemist, translator and violinist who now lives and works in Manchester. The Loch of the Dead is his fourth novel, following A Mask of Shadows, A Fever of the Blood and The Strings of Murder.
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Fans of the previous book will find this a worthwhile addition to the series, our heroes start off in Edinburgh, but it is nice to see them leave the city and head off elsewhere. The plot is ingenious, perhaps a little too ingenious, and once it gets going it is surprisingly powerful.
The book is quite slow to get started, it just feels a bit of a pointless wild goose chase for no real reason, and the relationship between the protagonists is distinctly strained. Personally I would have preferred a slightly more upbeat ending, but hopefully happier times are ahead for our likeable leads.
Overall I would mark this a slight notch below the earlier book, so best to start with that one.
McGray is a truly fascinating character, and the human flaws of both him and Frey are cleverly woven into the plot. The world of Inspectors Frey and McGray, to which we were introduced in 'Strings of Murder', is very familiar to us by the end of this second novel, and we can look forward with relish to a third in the series.
This is an enjoyable read, with non-stop action at a breathtaking pace, and despite the ludicrous plot, I strongly recommend it.