- File Size: 3544 KB
- Print Length: 336 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0992909384
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: July 27, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B073B8H21J
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,036 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Rookery (Penny Green Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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What isn't so interesting is the mystery story itself. Somebody is slitting the throats of various people in St. Giles and environs. Penny gets involved first and later Inspector James Blakely of Scotland Yard, with whom she worked in the first book, shows up, assigned to find the killer. There are many characters presented to us, many residents of St. Giles, whether just lower-class citizens or criminals and crime lords, missionaries working in the slums there, policemen, and newspaper reporters. This could have been an interesting story.
Unfortunately, the flow of the story is poor, the characters not well fleshed out and the mystery is not developed well enough. It appears to be just one murder after another, with Penny and James running to each murder scene, making wild guesses about who the murderer is, without much real investigating going on or much basis for their conjectures. For being an investigative journalist, Penny does very little investigating and James is a fairly useless detective. The crime basically solves itself.
There's been the hint of a romance between Penny and James since the first book that's very low key and moving along slower than molasses. It doesn't help, of course, that James is engaged to another woman, but, even without that hindrance, the interaction between the two is pretty dry and unconvincing. So neither the romance nor the mystery grabbed my attention here. I read the first book and felt it showed promise. Now I'm not so hopeful about the series.