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The Fiend in Human by John MacLachlan Gray
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May 30, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction, mystery, audiobook
Read from May 30 to 31, 2011

This was great fun. It is a crime thriller set in 1850s Victorian London that pays conscious homage to the 19th century 'blood & thunder' melodramas in its style.

Its well-named central villain of 'Chokee Bill' is sort of a pre-Ripper serial killer praying on women of 'low character' on the fog-bound streets of London.

Though I did have the book to hand from the library, I did listen to most of it via Audible. The narrator did an excellent job throughout.


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