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1895. Former Scotland Yard detective Daniel Wilson, made famous from his days working the Jack the Ripper case, and his archaeologist sidekick Abigail Fenton are summoned to investigate the murder of a young woman at the Manchester Museum. Though staff remember the woman as a recent and regular visitor, no one appears to know who she is, and she has no possessions which identify her. Seeking help from a local journalist, Daniel hopes to unravel this mystery, but the journey to the truth is fraught with obstacles.

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Loved it

Stongkingly good listen.

I've just finished this one and I'm already hungry for the next book in the series.

Appealing characters, engaging storylines, well written, and nicely paced... It all works for me.

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excellent

I have now listened to all 4 of these books and I have loved every one it has a good male detective with an extraordinary female counterpart in a story where you are willing them to find the killer not because you want the story to end but because you can really empathise with them and you want them to succeed try them all you won't be disappointed

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  • M.
  • 12-07-20

Long winded writing. Sing-song sibilant reading.

Dialogue is stilted. Plot convoluted. Characters constantly boring with their lectures to each other on historical and geographical backgrounds - even digressions on architects, Engels and Marx, opinions on Catholicism, touring timetables of Ireland and interminable worthy interjections from the main characters which make them seem tedious, humourless and predictable.
Reading stumbles over ends of phrases, emphasises unimportant parts of sentences, falls into meaningless rhythms at times but is competent on accents and in distinguishing voices.
Book is too long by half. Padded with extraneous factual matter poorly integrated. Listened to the end only to give it a chance.

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  • Sande Kilmer
  • 20-02-21

Manchester Museum

A.liitle too drawn out but overall enjoyed the boook. Recommended for English Mysteries . Not too many blue herring.s

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  • Dorise
  • 12-09-20

Unnessesarily violent

While i valued learning details of history, in addition to being entertained by what formerly had been an adequately written cozy mystery , i found this story excessively violent. A warning could go on the intro or book description. For that reason i gave this book a lower rating than the others in the series. The narrator is still a 4 star in my opinion

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  • John S.
  • 30-05-20

Wasn't for me I'm afraid

After liking the adventures of Daniel and Abigail so far, this one was kind of a dud. Author used a heavy hand to "right" historical wrongs which made it as much a soapbox as a mystery.