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The Thieves' Labyrinth (Albert Newsome #3)

3.47 of 5 stars 3.47  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  7 reviews
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
Another solid offering from McCreet! Not as good at the preceeding work in the series, but some elements of it were just brilliant - particularly the strength of the friendship between Noah and Benjamin, finding out more about Benjamin's past and the growing focus on our mysterious narrator.
Can't wait for the next one!
Mar 18, 2013 Karla marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Just realised this is book 3 (would have been nice if this was mentioned somewhere on the cover). Going to put it aside until I have a chance to get book 1 and see if it is any good.
Philip Raby
An agreeable facsimile of the Victorian crime novel but, O, what a poor ending! Can we assume that the author will pen a concluding volume?
Rob Cohen
So much fun! These three books could not have been better or more enjoyable.
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