- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2512 KB
- Print Length: 187 pages
- Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd. (29 April 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CLC2K7G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 32 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #302,247 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Shattered Clues Kindle Edition
|Length: 187 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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Top Customer Reviews
Don't expect much re-creation of the atmospherics mid-Vicorian London, as n for example, Lynn Shepherd's "Tom All Alones" or the recent Ripper series on TV. For the Inspector/narrator these are a given. It is the old fashioned detective work without CCTV, mobiles, and DNA in the early days of the Met that fascinated me.
From the opening page and the discovery of a dead body without a name you are led into the wonderfully rich and textured streets of Victorian England. Inspector Drewes is a wonderfully engaging character to narrate the unfolding events with a supporting cast of likeable colleagues to assist him.
The mystery itself twists and turns before reaching its eventual end and you'll be sad when it does - in this instance the journey being just as much fun as the destination.
Other reviewers have mentioned Ripper Street, Sherlock Holmes and Dickens and I would wholeheartedly agree with them. It is an engaging read, written by someone who clearly loves books. Sometimes the best and most rewarding books can occasionally be heavy going before you settle into them and their world. What I really loved about this book is that it was so very accessible, a story that pulled you in from the very beginning, but at no point does it assume that the reader is not intelligent enough to keep up with it. I found myself reminded of reading Terry Pratchett as a teenager and the delight of coming across a couple of words that are not commonly used in general language but which are fantastic for the purposes of the story being told.Read more ›
an over descriptive focus on events and mores of the time. The sleuth was well portrayed and not eccentric.
The plot is torturous, labyrinthine and perhaps a tad over complicated - but kept me reading at a pace.
As with many books introduced as free on Amazon I am loathe to be too critical - but if ever a book wanted a kindly proof reader it's this one.
I was frequently jolted & ejected from the narrative by incorrect pronouns (or persons) and missing words.
Why a publisher would deliver a book in this condition is beyond me.
A writer as good as Mel Hodgkinson deserves better service.
But having said all that I enjoyed this book and am about to buy the next in the series.
The first few pages of Shattered Clues are beautifully crafted, should the author sustain that quality of writing throughout an entire novel I am likely to run out of superlatives in future reviews!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Poor grammar, no bonding or empathy with the lead character and although not a complicated plot, it could be so much better and made complicated by the poor language and sentence... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Clive Seal
I got this as a freebie some time ago and, when I started reading it, had no idea what it was. So, initially, I thought I'd downloaded a book written 100 years ago, the language... Read morePublished on 26 May 2014 by Galning
Finding the pace of story line a bit slow at the moment, hoping it will get better as it goes along
Finding that when I pick it up have to go back a couple of pages to get... Read more
I had to check when this book was written in case it was a re-write of a Victorian novel. Just because an author writes about a previous age, they do not have to follow the often... Read morePublished on 6 Nov. 2013 by Mrs. Bruce
Excellent mix of old and new methods, personalities and that forward thinking was key in Victorian times. Hard to believe we've only had a proper policing set-up for so few years. Read morePublished on 17 Oct. 2013 by AM Groves
Good idea to mimic a book of the period but sadly does not work as far too contrived and complicated to be believable. Editing!Published on 18 Sept. 2013 by Sculptor
Disappointed with this story and very surprised that the proof reader let so many errors actually make it to the print stage.Published on 17 Sept. 2013 by mavis craig
The author's attempts to create a period piece, perhaps emulating Conan Doyle or his contemporaries, falls flat. The language used is both stilted and awkward. Read morePublished on 9 Sept. 2013 by teemac
Once again I can only repeat my satisfaction on the purchase of crime and mystery books from Amazon. I find it such an easy way of building a library.Published on 5 Sept. 2013 by David Russell
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