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The Alchemy of Murder by Carol McCleary
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Jun 08, 2011

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Nineteenth century investigative reporter Nelly Bly is a historical figure who's well worth bringing to the attention of a present-day audience, and the first book in Carol McCleary's series does just that. But this novel, incorporating Bly, Jack the Ripper, Louis Pasteur, Jules Verne, and Oscar Wilde, takes on too much and doesn't do it all justice. It's perfectly enjoyable, it's just nothing remarkable.

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