Weird things lurk in the dark streets of London in 1925.
After a bizarre shooting incident, Harry Stubbs, former heavyweight boxer and sometime debt collector, is coerced into helping a visitor from Shanghai. Mr Yang, an agent of the feared Si Fan Society with unusual powers, is seeking information about a dead man.
Roslyn D'Onston was a journalist and black magician - and a leading suspect in the Jack the Ripper killings. D'Onston has been dead for 13 years. But exactly how dead is he now?
When Yang joins a cell of renegade Theosophists for a seance, things start to go terribly wrong and Harry finds himself caught in a battle between occult powers, with strange enemies and stranger friends. It will take all his deductive skills - and skill at throwing a killer punch - to survive against the all-too-real arts of necromancy....
Broken Meats is the sequel to The Elder Ice, described by critic ST Joshi as having "smooth-flowing prose, crisply delineated characters, effective portrayal of the historical period, and a powerful horrific climax".
©2015 David Hambling (P)2017 David Hambling
I expect I will. It's great to hear Harry Stubbs brought to life so vividly.
Well, it has to be Stubbsy, really. I like his slightly self-deprecating, understated way of going about things, and his fundamental decency.
I like how well he captured Stubbs, and also thought his portrayal of Yang was pitched very well, and really brought across the subtleties of the character.
I spent a lot of time nodding in appreciation, if that counts?
A smart and understanding adaptation of a well-written and entertaining tale. Can only recommend.
"Harry Stubbs returns."
Delightful mythos tale, and great follow up to the first Stubbs book. great characters.
Very entertaining and a fun follow-up to the first Stubbs novel. Good mix of tension, humor, and enjoyable characters.
"David Hambling breaths life into Mythos Adventure!"
Can't be done. The story has too many facets to chop down into three words. that is a completely preposterous question.
As always, Harry's tale keep you completely enthralled. i cannot wait for Alien Stars: A Harry Stubbs Adventure to come out.
Normally i have an issue with an audiobook switching narration; but this guy is pretty close to the original narrator. HOWEVER, i do not like that they changed Arthur's voice, by changing the voice you changed his whole persona!!! with that said, the voice did for Mr. Yang was fantastic.
it kept me very entertained.
If you love Mythos adventure stories, this book is for you. LOVE this series.
"Another cracking adventure"
I'd recommend this book because it is a fresh story weaving history with eldritch horror.
I liked the seance scene. It was very evocative.
I hope that Harry will have many more adventures.
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