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Thursday, 28 February 2013

BOOK REVIEW The Last Days of Newgate

The Last Days of Newgate: A Pyke Mystery


Not normally my genre as I'm usually a Fantasy fan. However, probably my 2nd favourite, historical English crime.

I loved this book and find it baffling that it has received some poor reviews. 

Can't decide whether I like the main character yet, he has a good heart (I think) but has no qualms about murdering if he feels it's justified.

This plot had many ups and downs for me. Lots of those moments when you think 'how on earth is he going to get out of this one?' Yet he always does somehow.

Great historical details, never sure if they're correct in a fiction but I'm sure they're near enough. Fantastic detailed descriptions of the surroundings. Could almost feel and smell the poverty. Plenty of nasty two-faced aristocratic politicians who get their come-uppances.

We start in London, journey to Ireland and come back to the dank streets of London with plenty of descriptive words that make you feel like you're really there.

Will definitely be reading more of this author and this series

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