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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Murder Of Patience Brooke

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Title: The Murder of Patience Brooke
Series: Charles Dickens & Superintendent Sam Jones Series #1

Author: J.C.Briggs

Pages: 294
 Sapere Books
December 27th 2018
Rating: 4.5
An intriguing detective series featuring Charles Dickens! Perfect for fans of Sherlock Holmes, Victorian crime mysteries, A Christmas Carol and David Copperfield…

A brutal murder in Victorian London forces a famous writer to solve the mystery…

London, 1849

Charles Dickens
 has set up Urania Cottage as a sanctuary for fallen women.

But he is shocked when the matron’s assistant – Patience Brooke – is found hanging outside the property, covered in blood.

Desperate to protect the reputation of the Home and to stop a scandal from spreading, Dickens takes the investigation into his own hands.

With the help of his good friend, Superintendent Sam Jones of Bow Street, and a description of the suspect as ‘a man with a crooked face’, Dickens's search takes him deep into the filthy slums of Victorian London.

Can Dickens save his reputation? Will he find out the secrets of Patience Brooke’s troubled past?

Or will the killer strike again …?

The Murder of Patience Brooke is the first urban mystery in J. C. Briggs' literary historical series, the Charles Dickens investigations, a traditional British detective series set in Victorian London.

The Charles Dickens Investigations Series:
BOOK ONE: The Murder of Patience Brooke

BOOK TWO: Death at Hungerford Stairs
BOOK THREE: Murder by Ghostlight
BOOK FOUR: The Quickening and the Dead

My thoughts
Would I recommend this series? yes
Will I read the rest of them ?yes ( in fact I have books 2-3 to read and review )
Would I read anything by this author? yes
This is the first time I've ever read a series that one of the main characters is an author that I read and is a detective who helps the police to solve crimes . As for the story its self,it's well written and beings to live the very historical period that it's set in as well as how people was treated , and the author  brings to live his characters so we'll well that you can almost feel what they went through . And don't forget the creepy feeling you get when he writes about the fog.With that said I want to say thank you to Netgalley for letting me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion.

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