Death at Hungerford Stairs: A serial killer is on the loose in Victorian London (Charles Dickens Investigations Book 2) Kindle Edition
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For the most part, this book can be read as a standalone book. However, there are a few details and storylines that continue from the first book. I highly suggest reading the first book in the series before this book. I feel that these books are not the average mystery. The twists and turns keep coming and the clues are not obvious which makes it more interesting to solve the mystery while reading. This story is also extremely dark. Every time I pick up this book I envision a dark, foggy, dangerous Victorian London. The author truly excels with this aesthetic.
There are so many characters in this story. Sometimes it is difficult to keep track of them all throughout all the investigating and interrogations. The street talk and accents while they add great detail and realism to the story can be quite difficult to read. Although, it is the details that make this story so wonderful. I love how the author portrays Charles Dickens. Both his frustrations with his wife and his concern for the poor. Overall I rate this story 4 out 5 stars.
Now they can use his help as he is able to find out information from the streets as another young boy has been found and the boy's mother has given up all hope as he was all that she had left and they know that there is nothing that they can do for her but to find the killer. There are many suspects and they will need to travel all over the country looking for clues. But will they lead them to the killer?
Charles is many things a caring father, a loyal friend that will do anything to help others and a writer who keeps others entertained with his stories of David Copperfield. Sam is a man that is trying to look after his wife who is still trying to move on from the death of their child. He is a good leader and a loyal friend.
A great read keeps you turning the pages to see what they will be doing next. The characters all fit perfectly in the book as they all play a part in finding the killer. I was lucky enough to receive a copy via Netgalley & the publishing house in exchange for my honest review.
This book is a treasure. It is full of memorable characters, with rich dialogues and street talk. The description of Victorian London and its poverty, crime and social issues is very well-done. Dickens is a likable protagonist and my only regret is that I have a somewhat limited knowledge of his writings. Even so, that didn’t prevent me from enjoying this novel. I highly recommend Death at Hungerford Stairs to anyone who enjoys historical mysteries.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this book for review.
The plot is tight, and the suspense will keep you turning page after page. I can't recommend this book enough and I will read the rest of this series, no doubt about it.
I received an ARC this book, and this is my honest and voluntary review.