and I am glad that it is. That is another thing I like about Audible. There are already four published books in this series and I had not heard of it until Audible brought it to my attention. This series opener introduces the reader to interesting characters of the Scotland Murder Squad on the heels of the Jack the Ripper murder spree. We open with a murdered detective, the suspicious death of a child, and a kidnapped young boy. Lots of story to keep the reader interested with excellent narration. I am ready for book two.
Story was well put together, and multifaceted. I will be looking for other books by this author. Also enjoyed the performance of the book. Well done.
I got this on the "first in a series" sale and boy was it a GREAT find! I will definitely be getting to rest of the books! I love the characters and care about them. Great writing!
Yes. I found in interesting if not exceptional.
Yes, to my mystery book friends.
Maybe too much was going on in this debut novel.
police procedural that shows the very human detectives trying to solve a difficult pair of cases in post ripper London. excellently well done
So very many subplots that intertwined as if London was only 4 square miles assuring everyone would run into one another, thus making each subplot tangle up with another. Just a bit too much to tolerate at times.
None in particular
yes - fairly decent Yard characters.
I think the author needs to spend more time developing the main plot and it's subtle aspects and minimize the subplots. A side-bar now and again is nice, but there is too much competition for the listeners attention. I think the main characters from the Yard are well done and hold my interest, but the two whores were a complete waste of time and listening. I give it a B minus.
If you love Victorian era novels, then you will love this book! Tremendously atmospheric, populated by likable, believable characters and fast moving plot with highly satisfying ending- this story has it all. The depiction of the horrendous conditions of the poor and of many children in those times is not for the faint of heart, but it does make one appreciate the wealth of our current society and our social service network in spite of its failings. I had a bit of trouble with the narrator's habit of pausing after every sentence, but once I adjusted, I really liked him. His accent was perfect for the story and he managed to bring each of characters to life in their own way. Can't wait to listen to the next book in the series!