Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Devoured, by D. E. Meredith
Set in Victorian London, the book focuses on the beginnings of forensic medicine and its use in police work. Adolphus Hatton and the French morgue assistant Albert Roumande are called in by Inspector Adams when Lady Bessingham, an amateur collector of fossils and specimens from around the globe, is found murdered. Ultimately, quite a few people are murdered and many autopsies done. The reviewers all warned that it was slow moving, but in such kind words that I failed to notice.