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- Print Length: 296 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Whitefort Publishing; 1 edition (February 20, 2017)
- Publication Date: February 20, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06W5CS8HS
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,580 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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We pick up the story with DCI Lukas Milton and Vincent Blake investigating a gruesome crime at a church designed by architect Nicholas Hawksmoor. Excerpts from his diary from the 1600s play a huge part in the story. These sections are so well written as to draw you deeply into the life of the unbalanced architect and his legacy.
Mary and her black dog return to play a solid role in the story, appearing at the perfect moments to add mystery and explanation to what’s taking place. Blake’s daughter also has an increased part in the action as she continues to recover from the accident that set off the story in the first book.
Having read about the Ratcliffe Highway murders as well as Jack the Ripper, this story gives the reader an interesting tie into both those events as well as additional history of the darker parts of London.
The culmination of the story is wrapped up in high-velocity action that both polishes off the novel and sets the stage for the third in the series. I, for one, can’t wait to read it.
Note: I received this book for free in order to write an honest review.
Nothing ever is as you would assume by reading the blurb to each book. Heraldry, archeology, myth and tenets of Christian faith gets mixed in a masterful display of otherworldly dark rituals and pursuit of evil in everyday events that would normally pass you by. The macabre takes flight in your imagination and when reading, is enough to chill you to the bone.
The police consultant, Vincent Blake and a enimatic vagrant by the name of Mary are two constants in this series. Their interaction drives the fight against the paranormal enemy of mankind. Too bad the serpent at the bosom is not always recognised.
Duncan Simpson's research is always impeccable and lends such authoritative credibility to these thrillers as to leave you almost convinced as to the verity of his stories . If you love cold chills constantly running down your spine, do not give The Devils Architect a miss. Enjoy!
It's a fast-paced story, well-written, and much more believable than some of its type that I've read. It's got twists that you don't expect, and while the different threads get tied up at the end, you know there's more to the story. Anxiously awaiting the final part to this trilogy!
The writer has an easy way to his words, which makes for smooth reading. An enjoyable book and the beginning of an entertaining series.
It has nothing to do with the author or the book, but me. I was wowed by HISTORY, and this has the same concept. That is why the different rating. This time I KNEW what to expect.
I hope Duncan Simpson keeps up this series. I really do enjoy the history involved.
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