'There is no Light without Darknesse and no Substance without Shaddowe' So proclaims Nicholas Dyer, assistant to Sir Christopher Wren and man with a commission to build seven London churches to stand as beacons of the enlightenment. But Dyer plans to conceal a dark secret at the heart of each... show more
'There is no Light without Darknesse and no Substance without Shaddowe'
So proclaims Nicholas Dyer, assistant to Sir Christopher Wren and man with a commission to build seven London churches to stand as beacons of the enlightenment. But Dyer plans to conceal a dark secret at the heart of each church - to create a forbidding architecture that will survive for eternity.
Two hundred and fifty years later, London detective Nicholas Hawksmoor is investigating a series of gruesome murders on the sites of certain eighteenth-century churches - crimes that make no sense to the modern mind ...
Publish date: 2015-03-01
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Edition language: English
A day late (though hopefully not a dollar short), here's my "second bingo week" summary; and it's a summary of a much better week than the first one turned out to be. (So, yey!) For one thing this is due to the books, all of which were either outright winners or at least enjoyable on some level or...
So, on the plus side, despite serious RL interventions progress on my card is well under way, with four squares (including the centre / free / raven square) marked "called and read"; three of these in a row -- plus reading for the remaining two squares of that row also in progress -- and several mor...
Ackroyd is always at his best when he is writing about London. In many of his books, London is the main character, not so much a protagonist or antagonist but a present character all the same. This is true here. Hawksmoor is about a series of murders that are connec...
bookshelves: one-penny-wonder, published-1985, winter-20102011, mystery-thriller, historical-fiction, boo-scary, britain-england, architecture, plague-disease Read from December 06 to 24, 2010 ** spoiler alert ** AND SO, let us beginne; and, as the Fabrick takes its Shape in front of you, alwai...
Still unsure about this one, it didn't flow as well as I would have liked, it made me quite annoyed at the style and not at all enthuastic about reading anything else by him. It's written in both a modern way and a style from the 18th Century and it just feels "too" clever. As if the Author was tryi...
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