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Never to be Told
on 14 January 2015
Set once again in mid-19th century New York, in this sequel to The Gods of Gotham we follow our hero bartender-turned-detective as he investigates puzzling cases that come to the attention of the newly-formed New York police force.
Try as I might to get into this book, I kept being jolted back to reality by the apparently random peppering of contemporary slang included in the characters' speech, which required regular consultation of the handily-included glossary. Far from lending credibility to the book, this particular style choice by the author merely screamed "LOOK HOW MUCH RESEARCH I'VE DONE".
I felt the first book in the series was promising, but despite there being a reasonable-enough plot underlying this one, I enjoyed it less.