Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Birds of Prey ” as Want to Read:
Birds of Prey
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Birds of Prey

3.69  ·  Rating Details  ·  39 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published May 29th 2008 by BiblioLife (first published 1867)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Birds of Prey, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Birds of Prey

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 87)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Apr 14, 2016 Peter rated it liked it
Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Birds of Prey is the first of two books you will need to read if you want the story to come to its conclusion. The second book is Charlotte's Inheritance.

Birds of Prey is well titled. Two brothers, both of whom dwell on the fringes of respectability and the law eagerly look for ways to make money in London. One brother slips into crime and commits a murder that leads him to a new wife, an inheritance and a step-daughter. The other brother is aware of what happened, but t
Nov 05, 2014 Kemaria rated it really liked it
I read this book along with its sequel, Charlotte’s Inheritance, and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s rather hard to review just this book, because the story doesn't end when the book does, so I’m lumping Birds of Prey and its sequel together.

I’ve been exploring various authors from this general time period and just downloaded a whole bunch of M.E. Braddon for free from Amazon, so that’s a good place to get this if you have a Kindle. They say you get what you pay for, but in this case, I am not disa
Jul 29, 2011 Ian rated it really liked it
This is the first of two books which do not stand alone. I didn't realise this until the end of the novel. Glad I didn't attempt to read the second one (Charlotte's Inheritance) first.
Ronald Audet
Ronald Audet rated it it was amazing
May 14, 2016
Shary rated it liked it
Apr 27, 2016
Helen To
Helen To marked it as to-read
Apr 21, 2016
Cameron marked it as to-read
Apr 17, 2016
Cameron marked it as to-read
Apr 17, 2016
Becky rated it it was ok
May 05, 2016
Marnie rated it really liked it
Apr 03, 2016
Liz rated it did not like it
Mar 26, 2016
WilliamGriffin rated it it was amazing
Mar 07, 2016
Wayfair rated it it was amazing
Mar 05, 2016
Michelle O Connell
Michelle O Connell rated it really liked it
Feb 14, 2016
Ray Downton
Ray Downton rated it really liked it
Mar 25, 2016
Lisa marked it as to-read
Jan 23, 2016
Rebekah Grace
Rebekah Grace rated it it was ok
Jan 14, 2016
mrs w j k jenkinson
mrs w j k jenkinson marked it as to-read
Jan 08, 2016
Chris added it
Jan 02, 2016
Amy_victoriana rated it liked it
Dec 31, 2015
Stephen Robertson
Stephen Robertson marked it as to-read
Nov 14, 2015
R Lobo
R Lobo added it
Feb 14, 2016
Deane rated it really liked it
Sep 22, 2015
Yasmin marked it as to-read
Sep 06, 2015
Maggie rated it really liked it
Jul 02, 2015
Jason Shaffner
Jason Shaffner rated it really liked it
Oct 02, 2015
Kellie-Rose Wick
Kellie-Rose Wick marked it as to-read
Apr 26, 2015
Cambria marked it as to-read
Apr 07, 2015
Rachel Helwig
Rachel Helwig marked it as to-read
Mar 19, 2015
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Mary Elizabeth Braddon was a British Victorian era popular novelist. She was an extremely prolific writer, producing some 75 novels with very inventive plots. The most famous one is her first novel, Lady Audley's Secret (1862), which won her recognition and fortune as well. The novel has been in print ever since, and has been dramatised and filmed several times.

Braddon also founded Belgravia Magaz
More about Mary Elizabeth Braddon...

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »