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Friday, July 3, 2020

Interviewing The Dead by David Field (victorian mystery)




The year of 1892 and a spiritualist is whipping up a frenzy in London, saying that the spirits of a mass grave discovered where hundreds were buried in 1665 are going to rise up and create chaos, mayhem and revenge for their death two centuries before.


Before long, several citizens have actually seen these horrible sights and died as a result and now the hysteria is spreading.  Turning to a local cleric Matthew West seems logical for the parishioners but he himself is nonplussed and turns to a local doctor who may have a more clinical view on the happenings. Is this some phenomenon beyond their understanding or is a clever serial killer let loose on unsuspecting Londoners.


As usual more than the actual mystery, my interest lay in the description of London of 1892. This was spot on. Methods used were unorthodox but then we are talking of 1892 and it seems perfectly alright at the time!


The book was sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Sapere Books.

1 comment:

Literary Feline said...

Interviewing the Dead sounds intriguing. I like reading about that time period as well.