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Let me begin my review by pointing out that I normally do not do novels set this far back in time. Matter of fact, I try to avoid them at all cost, especially if I'm reading it for the purpose of a public review. Also, it didn't say anywhere in the description that this story took place in 1881.
However . . . I thoroughly enjoyed Edinburgh Twilight from the very first page to the very last.
Honestly, I can't say enough, it's well thought out, well plotted, and well written. All the characters are enjoyable and developed right. There is an escalating tension as the story progresses, which only adds to the mystery.
And the dialogue is absolutely hilarious at times. Though, I'll openly admit that I am quite fond of the Scottish people; my very best friend is one. Which was fantastic, because I understood the wordage perfectly. In saying that, I'm certain that even if I wasn't familiar with the phrases and words, it would have still been enjoyable to read and easy to understand.
Because it's that well written.
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S E R I E S: Ian Hamilton Mysteries (Nº 1)
A U T H O R: Carole Lawrence
P U B L I S H E R: Thomas & Mercer
P U B L I S H--D A T E: September 05, 2017
I S B N: 9781477848814
Mystery, Thriller, General fiction (adult)
As a new century approaches, Edinburgh is a city divided. The wealthy residents of New Town live in comfort, while Old Town’s cobblestone streets are clotted with criminals, prostitution, and poverty.
Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton is no stranger to Edinburgh’s darkest crimes. Scarred by the mysterious fire that killed his parents, he faces his toughest case yet when a young man is found strangled in Holyrood Park.
With little evidence aside from a strange playing card found on the body, Hamilton engages the help of his aunt, a gifted photographer, and George Pearson, a librarian with a shared interest in the criminal mind. But the body count is rising. As newspapers spin tales of the “Holyrood Strangler,” panic sets in across the city. And with each victim, the murderer is getting closer to Hamilton, the one man who dares to stop him.
*I received an advanced copy of this via NetGalley in exchange for a fair review*