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A Broken Vessel by Kate Ross
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really liked it

An enjoyable read of the historical-mystery-fiction genre, #2 in the Julian Kestrel series. I thought this was a tighter book than #1. The plot progressed at a nice pace and the characters were well-written. I liked the new character Sally. It's fun trying to figure out the Cockney phrases that she and her brother, Dipper (Kestrel's streetwise valet and ex-pickpocket) use in conversation. The three suspects are wildly divergent in background and motive -- discovering whodunit is fun without being so outlandish that you conclude by asking, "What, how did that happen?"

This series is just the ticket for a light, entertaining mystery read.

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Reading Progress

September 17, 2010 – Shelved
July 22, 2011 – Started Reading
August 1, 2011 –
page 136
August 3, 2011 –
page 166
August 5, 2011 – Finished Reading

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