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The Poisoned Island | [Lloyd Shepherd]

The Poisoned Island

London, 1812: When the crew of the Solander, a ship carrying rare specimens of plant from the paradise island of Otaheite, are found dead, their faces twisted into hideous expressions, Detective Charles Horton is put in charge of the investigation. It becomes clear that this is a mystery that began near the foot of great Tahiti Nui, in the shadow of a dead volcano, beneath the eyes of unforgiving ancient gods.
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London, 1812: When the crew of the Solander, a ship carrying rare specimens of plant from the paradise island of Otaheite, are found dead, their faces twisted into hideous expressions, Detective Charles Horton is put in charge of the investigation. It becomes clear that this is a mystery that began near the foot of great Tahiti Nui, in the shadow of a dead volcano, beneath the eyes of unforgiving ancient gods.

©2013 Lloyd Shepherd (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd

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    Douglas, Isle of Man United Kingdom
    4/9/13
    Overall
    "Depth to the characters"

    This is a great 'listen' there is lots of depth to the characters and there are contrasting scenes and settings that really come alive. The narrator is good making use of dramatic narration to separate speech. Worth a go.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Iain
    Altrincham, United Kingdom
    7/23/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "crime novel or supernatural drama?"
    Would you try another book written by Lloyd Shepherd or narrated by Steven Crossley?

    Maybe.


    Any additional comments?

    This novel is not too sure whether it wants to be a crime novel or a supernatural drama. The main detective is set up as a innovator of new forensic techniques, but stumbles around practising little technique and discovering very little. Some of the supernatural elements feel a bit out of place, and the ending was disappointing. Felt like a novel that was not too sure what it wanted to be, and was rather slow going at times, but I did listen to the end.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    Enfield, United Kingdom
    11/22/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "so real I could smell the london steets"
    Would you listen to The Poisoned Island again? Why?

    I only listen to a book once even if its brilliant


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Poisoned Island?

    the description of east london and the docks


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    the discovery of the bodies


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it made me feel that I am glad I live now not then


    Any additional comments?

    Lloyd Shepherd is a wonderful story teller

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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