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Steam, Smoke & Mirrors
- Steam, Smoke and Mirrors, Book 1
- By: Colin Edmonds
- Narrated by: Karl Jenkinson
- Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
When a Music Hall hypnotist escapes from the London County Asylum she leaves a single word on the wall of her cell - scrawled in blood: Magister. Terror then stalks the capital’s streets as the killing spree begins. But why does Superintendent William Melville of the Special Branch call upon the skills of brilliant stage magician Michael Magister and his glamorous assistant Phoebe Le Breton to help capture the murderer? Especially as Michael is one of those named on the death list.
- By Mr. R. Esdaile on 07-09-19
A gripping summer read!
I have followed a few titles read by Karl Jenkinson in the past, having stumbled across "Essex Boys" a while ago. I decided to give "Steam, Smoke and Mirrors" a go, knowing that Karl's narration is of a superb standard.
The story is vivid and gripping, both in its prose and narrative delivery. This is a novel that requires an eccentric and demanding performance; Karl brings the many characters to life with his engaging and distinctive performances, truly I felt like I was walking the streets of Victorian London, soot-covered and ragged, following the mystery unfold.
Colin Edmonds' prose is fast-paced and well-written and this comes across in the performance from start to finish.
I am waiting patiently for a sequel and am checking out Karl's other titles in the meantime!
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