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The Rookery

Penny Green Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Gabrielle Baker
Series: Penny Green Series, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
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Summary

There's a killer in the slums.

London 1884. When a thief robs Fleet Street reporter Penny Green, she finds herself caught up in a horrifying murder. Someone is terrorizing the residents of St Giles Rookery, and Scotland Yard sends Inspector James Blakely to investigate. When the serial killer claims a victim outside the slums, Victorian London is sent into panic. 

Can Penny's friendship with the people of St Giles uncover the culprit? She and James must overcome their complicated relationship to work together, but each new murder threatens to derail their work for good.

©2017 Emily Organ (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Claudio
  • 11-06-19

Great Victorian Mystery

Another well done mystery by Miss Organ. I liked the serial killer angle, there were several mysteries they were trying to solve which kept it interesting and made it different than the first. I liked the development between Penny and James, and the narration was perfect once again. I appreciate a mystery that doesn't need gore or sex to sell, yet also isn't juvenile. I have already listened to the third and am moving on the the 4th!

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  • Lilydawn
  • 21-01-19

A decent trip around London

Suffrage is being birthed and I still have not figured out how our main female protagonist has gotten her job as a reporter. Her infatuation with the local inspector gives a glimpse into her heart. Her father feared dead in the South American continent runs through the story line. Rookeries--slums especially the ones near the heart of things like the Strand are on the brink of destruction.on
It does conjure up visions from Dickensian courtyards run by gangs with children and widows doing their very best to eek out a living. Neighbours that care and look out for one another isn't enough to save these residents as a serial cutthroat is seemingly killing men, women and children with no obvious connection.


The narration is good in that I can clearly depict who speaking. I do have an issue with the narrator. I will make up my mind with the next book in the series if it's too distracting for me.

I recommend both Limelight and Rookery if you enjoy Victorian mysyeries. I'm beginning the third book immediately if that tells you anything.