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The Yard by Alex Grecian
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Jun 19, 12

Read in June, 2012

If you've read and liked The Alienist, you might give this one a try. It's got a bit more happening on several levels, and some of the stories seem unfinished to me.On the plus side, Inspector Walter Day shares the pages with an intriguing cast of characters, and the procedures used in detection ring true to the period. Dr. Kingsley, the unoffical ME for the police, is quite well drawn, and even the secondary characters have some flesh on their bones. There are details not to be missed, so you can't just casually scan the pages, and the autopsy scenes are not what you want to read over breakfast. All in all, a good read for anyone who likes historical police procedurals set in London and leans toward an interest in the beginnings of forensics.
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