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This review is from: The Vital Principle (A Second Sons Inquiry Agency Regency Mystery Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
I loved the dialog. It introduced me to a whole new vocabulary of delightful old British words. Luckily my Kindle 3 has both the New Oxford American Dictionary and the Oxford English Dictionary, so I made the latter my default and had the added fun of discovering nuances I might have otherwise missed. The two main characters were people I would like to hang out with and the baddies were really bad so you could root for their defeat. I hope the characters Knighton Gaunt and Prudence Barnard show up in future books by this author.
It was refreshing that the author didn't feel the need to pepper the story with ugly language or graphic sex and violence when the few references to sex and violence were just enough to develop motives and move the plot along.