πŸ“š’You’re in for a treat’. @TerryTyler4 reviews #HistoricalMystery Murder & Mischief by Carol Hedges @riotgrandma72 for Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT

Today’s team review is from Terry.

Terry blogs here https://terrytylerbookreviews.blogspot.com/

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Terry has been reading Murder & Mischief by Carol Hedges.

5 out of 5 stars!

This is Book Ten of the series and I have read the other nine; you will, therefore, gather that these books absolutely work for me. They’re linked, in that the same detectives appear in all books, and each story has cameo appearances from characters found in the earlier ones, but they’re completely stand-alone. My advice is to start with #1, though – you’ll want to read them all, I promise!

Murder & Mischief, set mostly in London in the mid-19th Century, features a mysterious snow-covered corpse in the garden of a wealthy and unscrupulous land developer, an even more mysterious top hat, two children who have escaped from workhouse drudgery, a clever private detective (female, shock horror!), a community of bohemian artists, and Ms Hedges’ trademark supporting cast of grimy folk in dingy pubs and lodging houses, doing what they feel they must to stay afloat … a prostitute here, a social climber there, all crowded into Victorian London at its best, worst and every level in between. Then there is the ancient and dilapidated Ships Head down at the Docks, almost a character in itself. The ‘formula’ is similar in each one, but it never gets tired, and I always hope there will be more.

It’s not easy to review a Book 10 in a series without repeating oneself, so I’ll leave it with this: it’s great. They’re all great. Curl up on the sofa with cushions, a blanket, a cup of hot chocolate and a candle or two (to feel like part of the setting!), and you’re in for a treat!

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It is January, a time of year when not much crime usually happens. But when Inspector Greig is unexpectedly summoned to the opulent Hampstead residence of Mr. James William Malin Barrowclough, a rich businessman, he embarks upon one of the strangest and most bizarre investigations that he has ever been involved in.

Why has Barrowclough been targeted? What is inside the mysterious parcels that keep arriving at Hill House, and why won’t he cooperate with the police? The case will take the Scotland Yard detectives on a journey out of London and into the victim’s past, to uncover the secrets and lies that haunt his present.

Murder & Mischief is the tenth novel in the series, and in the great tradition of Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, it entices the reader once again along the teeming streets and dimly gas lit thoroughfares of Victorian London, where rich and poor, friend and foe alike mix and mingle.

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10 thoughts on “πŸ“š’You’re in for a treat’. @TerryTyler4 reviews #HistoricalMystery Murder & Mischief by Carol Hedges @riotgrandma72 for Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT

  1. Another terrific review, Terry. I loved this line in your review:
    “Curl up on the sofa with cushions, a blanket, a cup of hot chocolate and a candle or two (to feel like part of the setting!), and you’re in for a treat!”

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    • Oh, thank you! That’s good to hear, Wendy xx

      I always read Carol’s books feeling that I should be looking out on a snow covered street with a hot chestnut stall opposite πŸ™‚

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