Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Friday, July 25, 2014
The Devil's Workshop, by Alex Grecian
Grecian can be kind of tough going, but here he goes completely over the top. Five horrific killers are set lose on Victorian London, each introducing his own form of bloody and sadistic mayhem. Walter Day and Neville Hammersmith are off trying to catch them, and blunder about rather badly. The police procedural gets second billing to romping around in the minds of pyschopaths. Claire's pregnancy is another fairly frustrating thread that ultimately makes you wonder how mothers and babies survived in the new modern era. Walter and Neville are going to have to finish the story in the next book, but I'm not sure I'll go there with them.