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Suffer the Little Children

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  6 reviews
When Victorian private investigator Nick Romney’s step-father, an Anglican bishop, is murdered, Nick refuses to get involved. At the urging of his family, though, Nick and his lover Davy step in to investigate. Together they uncover the truth of the bishop’s involvement in the dark and horrifying world of child prostitution, the reason why he was killed, and the shocking i ...more
ebook, 175 pages
Published February 2011 by Torquere Press (first published January 26th 2011)
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The setting and the protagonists, 1890 and two men, one of who writes the accounts of the other's detecting, will call to mind Sherlock Holmes and his Watson, something not lost on the author. To quote:

I had only recently read a story entitled "A Study in Scarlet" about a fictional detective, and much as I had enjoyed it, I harbored the suspicion that Romney was twice the detective this other chap was and not nearly as annoying.

I love a well done pastiche, and this novel is not only an echo of t
The set up sounds familiar, a detective in fin-de-siecle Europe, but this isn’t really a Holmes homage. The author freely admits that she was inspired by Holmes:

“The initial inspiration was Sherlock Holmes and I jumped right to the idea of a gay Victorian detective and let the characters define the story, which they were quite happy to do.”

but the characters are nicely different from Holmes and Watson, or at least the Holmes and Watson I like to imagine, as I’ve never been part of that fandom. N
Elisa Rolle
Suffer the Little Children is surprisingly romantic and yes, even a bit “light comedy”, surprisingly due to the matter, uncovering a traffic of children prostitutes.

It’s for sure on the recent trend of fiction inspired by the “odd” couple of historical private investigators Sherlock and Holmes; on the difference of that story, where the special relationship between Sherlock and Holmes is only hinted, here Nick Romney and David Malvern are in a full man on man relationship, something that is ackn
S.J.D. Peterson
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Just loved the characters and the relationship - the way they interacted. I enjoyed the setting and the flow of the story very much as well.
Tamarrion Lash
Неплохо, но я ждала много большего.
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Bio: Tracy Rowan has done office work, sold books, made and sold all manner of crafts, taught beading, edited tech manuals, been an artist and illustrator, and a street photographer, and for fifteen years she was a caregiver. But the thing she's found most difficult and therefore most fulfilling is writing. She lives in a craftsman-style two flat on Chicago's northwest side where she and her house ...more
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