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The Yard - Alex Grecian
The Yard
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Victorian London is a cesspool of crime, and Scotland Yard has only twelve detectives—known as “The Murder Squad”—to investigate countless murders every month. Created after the Metropolitan Police’s spectacular failure to capture Jack the Ripper, The Murder Squad suffers rampant public contempt.... show more
Victorian London is a cesspool of crime, and Scotland Yard has only twelve detectives—known as “The Murder Squad”—to investigate countless murders every month. Created after the Metropolitan Police’s spectacular failure to capture Jack the Ripper, The Murder Squad suffers rampant public contempt. They have failed their citizens. But no one can anticipate the brutal murder of one of their own . . . one of the twelve . . .When Walter Day, the squad’s newest hire, is assigned the case of the murdered detective, he finds a strange ally in the Yard’s first forensic pathologist, Dr. Bernard Kingsley. Together they track the killer, who clearly is not finished with The Murder Squad . . . but why?Filled with fascinating period detail, and real historical figures, this spectacular debut in a new series showcases the depravity of late Victorian London, the advent of criminology, and introduces a stunning new cast of characters sure to appeal to fans of The Sherlockian and The Alienist.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399149542 (0399149546)
Publisher: Putnam Books
Pages no: 422
Edition language: English
Series: Scotland Yard's Murder Squad (#1)
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
3.5 The Yard / Alex Grecian
Victorian London is a cesspool of crime, and Scotland Yard has only twelve detectives—known as “The Murder Squad”—to investigate countless murders every month. Created after the Metropolitan Police’s spectacular failure to capture Jack the Ripper, The Murder Squad suffers rampant public contempt. Th...
ELK's Library
ELK's Library rated it
3.5 Decent start to the series.
"Nobody noticed when Inspector Christian Little of Scotland Yard disappeared, and nobody was looking for him when he was found." I was hooked from the start of The Yard. Alex Grecian did a good job of keeping the plot moving by jumping from perspective to perspective. I loved the addition of the...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
2.5 Reading on the audio is great
The performance on the audio version of this book is great, and if I was grading that, it would be an easy five stars. However, the book itself feels longer than it has to be. And quite frankly, while I enjoyed the writing, I got really annoyed with the pretty women being the good ones, and the ug...
Constantly Moving the Bookmark
Constantly Moving the Bookmark rated it
4.0 The Yard
Shortly after the reign of terror by Jack the Ripper the London police form a “murder squad”. Twelve men picked for their proven investigative skills to solve murders in 19th century London. When one of the officers is found stuffed into a steamer trunk with his eyes and mouth sewn shut the whole ...
The Archaeology of Writing
The Archaeology of Writing rated it
2.0 The Yard
It's been at least 15 years since I've abandoned a book, but I just crested page 185, and am bailing. I was attracted to the book because I enjoy Sherlock Holmes, and spinoffs from that literary franchise, so expected to enjoy a novel set in the early days of Scotland Yard. I am interested in the bo...
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