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  1. says:

    The graphically depicted scenes of sexual depravity sort of ruined this book for me Like most of us I have a particularly graphic imagination and had these images burned into my mind for months This is the only book I have t

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    Elizabeth Redfern has crafted a thinking person's historical thriller in this vivid account of a man's search for his daughter's killer and the uest for a lost planet among refugees from the French Revolution The sights sounds and smells of 18th century London permeate the tale of Jonathan Absey a calcifying civil servant whose family and pe

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    This story takes place in London in 1795 just after the French RevolutionTo avoid persecution many French Royalists fled to England for safetyDuring this time many Red haired prostitutes are murdered and one gentleman of The English Home Office becomes especially involvedThe back streets of London the teeming life there th

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    Much as I wanted to love this novel it just lacked something to rate than three stars despite the allure of its well depicted period setting a range of characters that felt authentic than is often the case in historical fiction reasonably gripping serial killer plotline mixed with spies astronomy and political intrigue in late 18th C London portrayed with messy smelly realism a dark and dangerous place A good edit would have impr

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    I think my prevarication towards actually reading this is seen in how I enjoyed and struggled with this novel There are pockets throughout the book that are truly engaging and fascinating but there are also parts w

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    I loved this book and found it a powerful evocation of late 18th century Britain with a compelling mystery involving a French spies and a series of murders of young red haired womenThis was uite a complex and literary book and demanded a lot of attention yet it was written in a style that I enjoyed and found myself caught up in the

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    I was in the mood for a historical novel and this was a pretty decent mystery to boot I enjoyed it My only complaint was that the astronomical bits could get a little tedious at times Also it made me feel like I sh

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    A book I picked up despite knowing nothing about the writer this was an enjoyable and fairly complex historical novel

  9. says:

    This is an interesting book I almost gave it up around a uarter through; the plot was advancing in such inch by inch increments that I thought it would never actually get anywhere But the story opens in 1795 when such was the norm everything w

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    This novel was one of the best murder mysteries that I've read in a very long time For once I didn't have the killer figured out until three uarters of the way through I had believed that it was the wrong person for so long that I began doubting many of the clues in the same fashion that the Master Absey was Placed in the 1790s T

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Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Elizabeth Redfern

213 met her end in the shadowy alleys of London The redemption he craves won't be found in the politics of war The answers he seeks won't be on the city streets Danger and intrigue will compel him to look elsewhere for it is where he least expects it that a secret is hiding. This is an interesting book I almost gave it up around a uarter through the plot was advancing in such inch by inch increments that I thought it would never actually get anywhere But the story opens in 1795 when such was the norm everything was slow travel communication the flow of information I persisted because I found the two main characters so realistic unheroic damaged by loss and hopelessness struggling with hard precarious lives on the edge of real poverty in a time when poverty was a death sentence and deeply flawed Even the most appealing gentle and empathetic character the protagonist s gay brother is willfully blind to his own exploitation and abuse of a vulnerable other The plot elements having to do with the French revolution and Britain s role in supporting the Royalists attempting to return to power is labyrinthine I got lost a few times forgetting who was who and on which side they seemed to be operating but that wasn t actually critical to the story which is really about obsession loss and moral dilemmas Some of the other characters are rather over the top melodramatic with madness and rapacious sexuality playing a large part And there is a jarring section that is totally out of place the entire story to that point having been told from the POV of the two main London characters we are suddenly in a conversation between two generals on a battlefield in France and following their maneuvers The ending too is melodramatic Still I think this is worth reading with all its flawsOn edit After I review a book sometimes I like to read around and see what published reviews say about it On this one the Publishers Weekly reviewer wrote part of the problem with the book is that it is so unremittingly downbeat with no glimmer of hope that anything will improve I think there s a lot to criticize in this novel but this irritated me Since when is downbeat uneuivocally a problem in literature Methinks this reviewer has been spending too much time at Ophra s Book Club

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The Music of the Spheres

In eighteenth of the PDFEPUB #188 century London a killer walks the teeming streets His victims are always young prostitutes with red hair Before they die they hear whispers that speak of stars Of a woman named Selene Then they feel the cord around their The Music PDFEPUBne. The graphically depicted scenes of sexual depravity sort of ruined this book for me Like most of us I have a particularly graphic imagination and had these images burned into my mind for months This is the only book I have thrown away because of it s contents Sorry I can t tell you I ve tried to forget this book This book is NOT for those with graphic imaginations or sensitive sensibilities

Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Elizabeth Redfern

Cks While the Revolution rages across the Channel Jonathan Absey working for England's Home Office tracks down foreign spies in the war against France But he is obsessed with the recent killings of prostitutes all of whom resemble his lost daughter who Music of the Kindle #. I think my prevarication towards actually reading this is seen in how I enjoyed and struggled with this novel There are pockets throughout the book that are truly engaging and fascinating but there are also parts where the story stalls out This book was a fun read but wasn t the brilliant work I was hoping for There are a ton of flaws throughout I felt that the author tried to tie together far too many things into less than 500 pages which is ridiculously difficult There are too many characters many of them just mere side characters that lack both full development or are discarded and forgotten before the end of the novel Additionally the ending is very abrupt I usually believe that if the ending is too fast it s because I want to the book to go on but in this case it s just over but happily so I really wanted to like this one but there are just too many problems that limit it s score Spoilers We never find out what happens to Jonathan and Alexander after the house burns down and the enemies are all dead Does Jonathan get reinstated in his government work because now he knows what happened and needs to be kept uiet Does the government find out about Crawford Who exactly sent the hit team to him What about Lucket There are so many loose ends in this novel so many uestions left unanswered that it simply underscores the weaknesses that are present throughout the novel at the expense of it s positives