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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The Redemption Murders By J C Briggs No 6 in series

I have liked everything written in this series involving Detective Jones and Charles Dickens. There are the secondary characters a whole raft of them. All are unique in the roles they play in the stories and though they are secondary characters, they still play a major part inthe stories. This is something quite different in this series. The other over riding feature of the series is the actual physical location of each section as they unravel. They add not just the heightened atmosphere to the story but add a dimension not found elsewhere. London particularly sounds extremely grim, not a city one would want to live in, especially if one was poor. The story starts with the stabbing of a seacaptain. No robbery no clues. The killings escalate and Dickens and Jones try their best to outwit a very clever murderer to keep the number of victims down. Set in Victorian London, this is vintage detection at its best. This was a download from Amazon.


  1. There was a time in my life as a reader when I read murder mysteries almost exclusively. Not so much anymore but this one sounds like one that I might enjoy reading.

  2. An interesting pair! I haven't read this series but I have heard good things about it. I am glad you are enjoying it!