The Mangle Street Murders (Gower Street Detective Series #1)

The Mangle Street Murders (Gower Street Detective Series #1)

by M. R. C. Kasasian
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The Mangle Street Murders (Gower Street Detective Series #1) by M. R. C. Kasasian

The first in a charming, evocative, and sharply plotted Victorian crime series starring a detective duo to rival Holmes and Watson.
After her father dies, March Middleton has to move to London to live with her guardian, Sidney Grice, the country’s most famous private detective.
It is 1882 and London is at its murkiest yet most vibrant, wealthiest yet most poverty-stricken. No sooner does March arrive than a case presents itself: a young woman has been brutally murdered, and her husband is the only suspect. The victim’s mother is convinced of her son-in-law’s innocence, and March is so touched by her pleas she offers to cover Sidney’s fee herself.
The investigations lead the pair to the darkest alleys of the East End: every twist leads Sidney Grice to think his client is guilty; but March is convinced that he is innocent. Around them London reeks with the stench of poverty and gossip, the case threatens to boil over into civil unrest and Sidney Grice finds his reputation is not the only thing in mortal danger.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605985398
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 02/06/2014
Series: Gower Street Detective Series , #1
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 717,021
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

M. R. C. Kasasian is the author of The Mangle Street Murders,The Curse of the House of Foskett, Death Descends on Saturn Villa, and The Secrets of Gaslight Lane, all available from Pegasus Crime. He divides his time between Suffolk and Malta.

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The Mangle Street Murders 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down and have been recommending it to all lf my friends. Fast paced and an all around great read, I cannot wait for the next one to come out later this year.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started out being hooked to the story then got irritated and was going to return it to the library. Long story short I kept it read more and ended up going WOW! A new Arthur Conan Doyle in the making can't wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did. Although the detective involved (Mr. Grice) is arrogant and thoroughly unsympathetic, the heroine (his guardian) counteracted my negative feelings. March Middleton copes beautifully with his insufferable attitudes and together they (or rather Mr. Grice) winds up solving the mystery. Lots of fun and even a few laughs. Not heavy stuff but enjoyable nonetheless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It held my interest and I love the characters. I especially enjoy March Middleton's ability to hold her own in every situation. Sidney Grice is brilliant but also has many flaws and is not infalible. This book made me want to read the next book in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Because I read quckly, I tend to prefer longer books. This is one of the few that I hoped was finishing before it was half over. Poorly paced, with little to no character development. Nothing is properly described unless it is sordid, sensational or stomach-turning. An author trying to cash in on all the elements of popular mysteries without success The author appears to have studied the latest mysteries set in Victorian London, copied their popular attributes, then added the elements popular in today's novels. Thus we have lesbian hints, lurid and graphic depictions of gore, vegetarian teetotallers.... save your money. An example of the gore and "gritty realism" imcludes a 14 year old mother who coughs up a pool of blood full of white worm casts. The mother's eyes are as dead as the baby she is holding.
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I can't comment on mistakes that might have been made in the writing of this book. But I can state that I was thoroughly entertained from the beginning to the end, Waiting for the sequel.
Caltrop7 More than 1 year ago
I was disappointed in this book. Not quite a pastiche or homage: not sure what it was. The main (Holmes-like) character was so unlikeable. I kept hoping that he would redeem himself, but no such luck. I would not recommend this book, nor will I read any further installments.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There's a story in there somewhere, and perhaps in the hands of another author, we would find an interesting whodunit. But here, only characters whose quirks rob them of any other consideration and a plot that wants to hurry-up-and-wait while quirky characters display their quirks. It's called bad writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mishmash combo of recent more popular authors but neither a borrower or lender be especially if it doesnt fit
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who drinks tea out of a thermos he invented with a short leg in a built up shoe and is a veggie with a cook who cant and a silly maid might be funny add a gin drinking smoking "nurse" with a dead lover and now apparently lesbian and enough grafic details of violence decaying bodies and slums and dying deformed babies and children might be four and five star to who? A series? The dregs of several writers who i also have stopped reading for the same reasons awful drek page counter