The Infidel Stain
It wasn't just blood, it was ink too. There was black ink on his face and more on his chest and fingertips. Not just the usual printer's stain, but like his fingers had been pressed in it...London, 1841. Returned from their adventures in India, Jeremiah Blake and William Avery have both had their... show more
It wasn't just blood, it was ink too. There was black ink on his face and more on his chest and fingertips. Not just the usual printer's stain, but like his fingers had been pressed in it...London, 1841. Returned from their adventures in India, Jeremiah Blake and William Avery have both had their difficulties adapting to life in Victorian England. Moreover, time and distance have weakened the close bond between them, forged in the jungles of India. Then a shocking series of murders in the world of London's gutter press forces them back together. The police seem mysteriously unwilling to investigate, and as connections emerge between the murdered men and the growing and unpredictable movement demanding the right to vote for all, Blake and Avery must race against time to find the culprit before he kills again. But what if the murderer is being protected by some of the highest powers in the land?
Publish date: 2015-04-30
Publisher: Fig Tree
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Having enjoyed, The Strangler Vine, I was really looking forward to reading this novel. My excitement over another Avery and Blake mystery was short-lived.I feel like the author could do away with Avery and the book would have been much better. I think I would much rather read a mystery featuring Bl...
Note: Even though this is Book 2 in the series, it works just fine as a stand alone novel. Set in Victorian England, Captain William Avery has made his way to London (leaving a pregnant wife behind in the countryside) to meet up with his former colleague Jeremiah Blake, who he befriended in India. B...
While this is the second book in the Blake & Avery series, it is the first one I have read. The two protagonists are newly returned from the wars in Afghanistan, and widely touted as heroes. As a result, they are hired to investigate a murder that the police are ignoring, but which has captured the ...