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Friday, January 24, 2020

Death at Hungerford Stairs

Title: Death at Hungerford Stairs
Series: Charles Dickinson investigations #2
Author: J.C.Briggs
Genre: historical fiction mystery

Boys are going missing from London’s slums…
London, 1849
When a boy is found drowned in the River Thames at Hungerford Stairs, novelist Charles Dickens and Superintendent Jones of Bow Street are mystified to discover that the child is not the missing youngster for whom they have been searching.
As Dickens and Jones delve deeper into London’s poverty-stricken backstreets, they stumble across two more bodies.
A serial killer is on the loose. And Charles is terrified that someone close to him may be one of the victims.
With a strange image of a mask sketched next to the corpses, could the murderer be leaving a trail for the detectives to follow…?
Or will the Death at Hungerford Stairs remain unsolved…?

My thoughts:
Would I recommend it? Yes
Will I read more of this series? Yes
Would I read more of by this author? Yes
Once again the author takes us back to London 1849, and this time it's a little bit darker and twisted then before because this time someone is praying on the innocent lives of children. And Charles Dickinson and his friend is off to find out who ,why and to out a stop to it before anymore more boys die. But not only does Mr Dickinson has that to figure out ,he has to find a list boy and his dog, and the story also shows how people's beloved pets where taking and either sold back to them for money or force to fight. It also brings to live how hard the lives of people was doing that time period as well. With that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review it .

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