Historical Mystery

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Review: Pickpocket’s Apprentice

Pickpocket’s Apprentice Author and Publisher: Sheri Cobb South; Genre: Historical fiction; Format: Audiobook; Narrator: Joel Froomkin; Rating: . This novella introduces the reader to teenager John Pickett, left behind to fend for himself on the streets of Regency London after his criminal father is sentenced to transportation to Australia. It’s a fun story about a

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Review: The Gods of Gotham

The Gods of Gotham Author: Lyndsay Fay; Genre: Historical mystery/historical novel; Format: Audiobook; Publisher: Penguin Audio; Rating: . Set in 1840s New York City, this book is full of lush descriptions, a fascinating collection of characters, and it’s beautifully written. Difficult topics (child prostitution, serial killing, racial and ethnic prejudice) abound, but it’s all in

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Review: Speaks the Nightbird

Title: Speaks the Nightbird; Author: Robert McCammon; Genre: Historical Mystery (with horror); Format: Audiobook; Publisher: Audible Studios. Rating:   I have mixed feelings about this historical mystery. The writing was brilliant but the content was quite gruesome. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart. The setting was interesting and unique, a Carolina settlement in

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