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The Vice Society (Albert Newsome #2)
In Victorian London gruesome events are afoot. Some are asking why the Detective Force's Inspector Albert Newsome is investigating the curious but - apparently - insignificant death that occurred in Holywell Street. What seemed like a common enough incident is complicated when the Inspector discovers his ex-colleague (and master detective) George Williamson is also pursuin ...more
ebook, 304 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by MacMillan
(first published May 7th 2010)
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This is another crime novel about Victorian London from the author of the Incendiary Trails. Inspector Newsome is investigating the strange death of a man who has fallen out of a window in Holywell Street. He is not pleased to discover that ex-colleague George Williamson is also investigating the case with the help of ex-criminal Noah Dyson. Williamson has received a letter from a mysterious person who goes by the name of Persephone. The anonymous letter tells him that his wife's death of seven ...more
WOW. what an amazing book. i was frankly blown away. the characters were very real and loveable. the suspense palpable. i was especially captivated by the narrator who was this somewhat invisible character who was also part of the story. so much crime and deception... all i can say is WOW!!!!
I thought it was a well written book based in an interesting era and written in language of that period. There was a varied mixture of unusual characters that worked well in the context of the story. It was a dark tale and I could feel the grime of olde London seeping through the pages as I read of the macabre events contained within.
A good solid entry but not as good as the first one. The first one was much creepier and sinister; this one was more from the standpoint of the search for the criminals. The first book was much more of a view from both sides so we got to see the unidentified killer in action which was so much fun. I would give it 3 1/2 stars.
very gothic crime thriller with the new adventures of inspector newsome, george williamson and noah dyson venturing into the the death of williamson's wife and the un explained deaths and venturing into the underworld of london's vice and echoes of dickensian poverty of victorian london
Oct 23, 2010 Mary G. rated it really liked it · review of another edition
The Vice Society was another great story by James McCreet. The characters are well drawn and very interesting. Noah Dyson, his friend Benjamin and George Williamson makes a formidable team of investigators. McCreet has a way of bringing Victorian society to life.
Wow, that took a while. This one took such a long time to get going (one of the major characters only appears a third of the way in!) and the mystery was unnecessarily drawn out. While the ending was satisfactory, I think it just took too long to get to.
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