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The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque by Jeffrey Ford
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Jan 25, 10

Read from January 18 to 25, 2010

An average gothic-mystery read for me - decent plot and suspense-building, character development somewhat limited, overly florid language. Pales in comparison to, say, The Alienist or Speaks the Nightbird which both did a much better job of setting a deep mysterious and dramatic tone without stepping off into the over-dramatic.
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