©2005 Linda Lael Miller; (P)2007 Recorded Books,LLC
What I loved most about this book was the articulate language and sentences. The plot was good, but listening to the sweet expression of English was wonderful.
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
I loved it. I think it's the best of the Thomas Pitt series. It's always good to find out how the characters met.
I'm a great fan of this series and can only enjoy books by listening because of failing vision, so I scarf these up as soon as they become available. Hni hint😊 I is a treat to add this book to my library's virtual shelf.
I haven't read the print version.
It depends on the friend. There are other books that I'd be more likely to recommend.
I almost always enjoy Davina Porter's narrations and did for this book. No one specific character.
Not extreme - just a sense of disappointment. I purchased it based on the many 5-star reviews but wasn't as satisfied as those listeners were. It seemed shallow and the murderer became obvious about 2/3 the way through.
I had just finished The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, and wanted another Victorian mystery. This was a great book. I look forward to the rest of the series. The characters were very interesting, and the mystery was engaging. I did feel it ended rather abruptly however, but at least there are more books in the series to continue.
Excellent characters, story and performance. I especially appreciated the accurate portrayal of complex human emotions.
This book was recommended for me be Audible and I really did end up enjoying it. I'm definitely going to check out the rest of the books in the series!
I've listened to 5 of Anne Perry's Monk series and as much as I enjoyed them, I enjoyed this much more. Looking forward to following this series with much enthusiasm. Davina Porter's men's voices are so feminine that there is no suspension of disbelief for me, but I've listened to nine books narrated by her so I clearly like her well enough.
Well paced and enjoyable detective story based on snobby victorian ways and the upper and lower elements of old London town. First in a looong series, if you've got the time to spend watching the characters develop and the bad guys get caught.
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