The Thieves' Labyrinth (Albert Newsome 3) Paperback – 7 Jun 2012
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'The superbly drawn Victorian London setting is brimming with atmosphere in this vintage detective story as ex-copper George Williamson finds himself in a labyrinth of murder and crime.' --Peterborough Telegraph
The third novel in McCreet's extraordinary Victorian crime series --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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The Thieves' Labyrinth is the third outing for Detective (presently demoted) Newsome of the Metropolitan Police Force, and he hasn't got any more likeable, but we can't help but admire his dogged perseverence. A ship and its crew has gone missing in the process of docking in the river Thames (the real star of this tale), a body is dragged from the river with an inexplicable item embedded in its flesh and Newsome is pitted against old rivals George Williamson and Noah Dyson in his race to discover the truth. All this in a novel that is presented with intelligence and a simply delicious vocabulary.
James McCreet just gets better. Read him.
As the book develops it the writing appears to mature and take on a delicious style that is reminiscent of the victorian era and it has enough believable adventure,mystery, and gentlemanly competition to make a good read. I am now looking forward to reading the next instalment if this is to become a series, and could see if the characters are developed further that this could be made into a good film. Therefore, I would have given this book a 4 star as I did enjoy reading it and it has a charm, but as I found the start a bit lack lustre I am giving this book a 3 rather than a 4, a good read for the first book but not amazing.