DEVOURED

6 Aug

 

This whodunit thriller, set in the Victorian age of London in 1856 is a complex blend of mystery and terror mired by religious fanaticism and theories of evolution.

This author employs excellent background effects such as the murky, foggy atmosphere that readers of Charles Dickens will recognize immediately.

The best parts in this book are the historical content of forensic pathology in its infancy, and the sideline remarks of evolution vs. religion. Because of these fact-based conjectures, and the settings that literally jump off the pages, I became thoroughly invested in the somewhat gruesome details of these murders. Good to be back in London during the 1800s again, notwithstanding.

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2 Responses to “DEVOURED”

  1. The Lit Bitch August 6, 2012 at 8:59 p08 #

    I loved DE Meredith and her books! She is a fantastic writer and I love her mystery series 🙂

  2. WORDMAN August 6, 2012 at 8:59 p08 #

    Meredith is new to me, having never read nor heard of her before now. I liked the character studies in this book. I’ll be reading her again. Thanks for your comment.

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