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The Thieves' Labyrinth (Albert Newsome #3)
The thirddazzling Victorian entertainmentin McCreet's extraordinary crime seriesA death on Waterloo bridge, a body in the river near Wapping, a lady robbed on Wych Street—all common enough daily incidents in early Victorian London. But when an outrageous theft is committed at the port, the clues from these seemingly unconnected crimes soon point irresistibly to a mystery d ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Pan Macmillan
(first published May 6th 2011)
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c2011. FWFTB: baffling, theft, mysterious, macabre, solution. I think that this is another one where I made the mistake of picking up (unknowingly) a book that is a third in a series. Thus, I found it difficult to connect to any of the characters and the plot seemed a bit manufactured, to say the least. The style of writing using the affectation of Victorian novels ie using "D----" etc just didn't work of me and neither did the way the dialogue included parantheses. SOme of the back story was hi ...more
i struggled with the first chapter but kept ploughing through. i only realised it was a 3rd book in a series from reading it on here when i was nearly finished. i liked the overall storyline. but i thought the author was way over descriptive and would waffle some. i couldn't really bring to life some of the characters some who we only see for a few lines. i did like the relationships between characters and the way they were all working about the case but overall not as an exciting read as i imag ...more
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