Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Monday, May 19, 2014
The Yard, by Alex Grecian
This is the first book in Grecian's Scotland Yard series featuring Detective Walter Day, Dr. Bernard Kingsley, and Constable/Sgt. Hammersmith. The story takes place just after Jack the Ripper's rampage, when the police are mistrusted and sometimes despised, forensic science is just beginning to play a role in crime solving, and Victorian London is a smelly and unhealthy place for a lot of people -- particularly men with beards and police inspectors.