Darcy Abriel's Reviews > Blackstone, #1

Blackstone, #1 by Richard Falkirk
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May 03, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction, mystery-suspense, adventure, 19th-century, london, series

A good read. Nice turn of phrase. Kept me interested. Liked the descriptions.
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Reading Progress

May 3, 2012 – Shelved
May 3, 2012 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
May 3, 2012 – Shelved as: mystery-suspense
May 3, 2012 – Shelved as: adventure
May 3, 2012 – Shelved as: 19th-century
May 3, 2012 – Shelved as: london
May 3, 2012 – Shelved as: series
May 3, 2012 –
page 1
0.51% "Surprised to find this book wasn't in the Goodreads database. I had to add it. An older title and looking forward to reading it. Started out as a criminal, now working for Bow Street Runners. Don't you just have to love him already?"
May 3, 2012 –
page 20
10.1% "I like the turns of phrase and I am quickly thrust into a very dangerous 19th century London. "He had a quiet voice edged with London corners--The Dials, the 'dolly' shops, the gin shops--but not too sharp, as if its owner had tried to round them.""
May 5, 2012 –
page 45
22.73% "Liking Blackstone. "Blackmail, Blackstone?" "It goes with my name.""
June 16, 2012 –
page 61
30.81% "Liked this turn of phrase: "Outside wind and rain hustled away the memory of summer and pressed the smoke from the chimneys ow across the courtyards." Not so fond of the phrase "her breasts as playful as puppies beneath her black uniform." That absolutely didn't work for me. But overall like a lot of the imagery."
June 17, 2012 –
page 76
38.38%
June 19, 2012 –
page 98
49.49% "Liked this turn of phrase> "His voice had country notes to it, a drop of cider in the vowels." One that didn't work for me, "her sleepy breasts." Hmm."
June 22, 2012 –
page 113
57.07%
June 23, 2012 –
page 130
65.66%
Started Reading
June 24, 2012 –
page 161
81.31%
June 24, 2012 – Finished Reading

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