The Yard (Murder Squad 1)
Publish date: June 21st 2012
Pages no: 436
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Scotland Yard's Murder Squad (#1)
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 boo...
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...
"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...
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...
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 ...