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[EPUB] ✿ Devoured ❄ D.E. Meredith –

DevouredLondon In 1856 Is Gripped By A Frightening Obsession The Specimen Collecting Craze Is Growing, And Discoveries In Far Off Jungles Are Reshaping The Known World In Terrible And Unimaginable Ways When The Glamorous Lady Bessingham Is Found Murdered In Her Bedroom, Surrounded By Her Vast Collection Of Fossils And Tribal Masks, Professor Adolphus Hatton And His Morgue Assistant Albert Roumande Are Called In To Examine The Crime Scene And The Body.In The New And Suspicious World Of Forensics And Autopsy Examinations, Hatton And Roumande Are The Best But The Crime Scene Is Not Confined To One Room In Their Efforts To Help The Infamous Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Adams Track Down The Lady S Killer, Hatton And Roumande Uncover A Trail Of Murders Connected To A Packet Of Seditious Letters That, If Published, Would Change The Face Of Society And Religion Irrevocably.D.E Meredith S Measured Prose And Eye For Exquisite Detail Moves Seamlessly From The Filthy Docks On The Isle Of Dogs To The Jungles Of Borneo And The Drawing Rooms Of London S Upper Class Her Slow Burning Mystery Builds To A Shocking Conclusion, Consuming Victorian London And Victims As It Goes.

[EPUB] ✿ Devoured ❄ D.E. Meredith –
  • ebook
  • 320 pages
  • Devoured
  • D.E. Meredith
  • English
  • 06 December 2019
  • 9780749012823

    10 thoughts on “[EPUB] ✿ Devoured ❄ D.E. Meredith –

  1. says:

    D E Meredith s Devoured struck me as an incredibly interesting historical mystery when I started seeing reviews of it strewn about the blogosphere I felt like everybody but me was reading this novel which features an early Victorian era forensic detective and his assistant That being the case, I ordered it up from the library to add to my Everybody But Me Book Bingo reading list.The mystery begins with the death of Lady Katherine Bessingham a bohemian and a free thinker, who collects specimens and fossils and who subscribes to the rather dangerous new theories of evolution Inspector Adams, the well known hotshot detective from Scotland Yard, calls in Adolphus Hatton and his morgue assistant Albert Roumande two early forensic practictioners to examine the crime scene and perform the autopsy Their investigations will take them from the sewing room work house where fine lady s garments are created by the extreme poor to the well appointed rooms of the wealthy from the shop of an out of the way bookseller to the British Museum.The story alternates between a narrative of current events in London and letters written while one of the main characters was on a specimen coll...

  2. says:

    I m never sure what to do with a mystery Can I just sit back and enjoy it, or am I supposed to be trying to solve it Not knowing the answer to that plays havoc with my rating I loved the subject matter of Devoured It is set in mid nineteenth century London at the time natural sciences are developing and the public are being exposed to all that means Some are not happy about it I won t give away than that My problem with rating it is that I loved the subject matter, but would a regular reader of the mystery genre agree that it was a well written mystery I...

  3. says:

    Raymond Chandler meets Arthur Conan Doyle meets Edgar Allen Poe A Victorian era murder mystery that s about as noir as it can get Darkly atmospheric, overcast with scenes of evil, it reeks with the stink of the London docks, beset with wretched poverty and oppression, a corrupt constabulary and an aging aristocracy hell bent on preserving the status quo while the newly emerging forces of sc...

  4. says:

    Historical fiction set in England, early forensics, science versus religionwhat s not to like That s what I thought when I picked up this novel, I SOOO wanted to love it Sadly, Devoured left a lot to be desired My main complaint is that the story plodded along at a snail s pace without much character development especially the main two forensics experts and...

  5. says:

    I kept thinking this book would get better and it never did The characters were poorly drawn I couldn t have cared less about them It felt like a poor replication of an Anne Perry.

  6. says:

    First Line The door creaked open as the maid stepped into the room.The year is 1856, and the London elite find themselves gripped by the craze of collecting specimens Expeditions are being sent to far off jungles to gather the known and the unknown Combine this addiction with the new theories of evolution that are changing the ways people think about themselves and the world around them, and a potentially explosive situation is being created.Glamorous Lady Bessingham prides herself on being ahead of all her friends in anything from fashion to the latest scientific discoveries She s the recipient of letters from Benjamin Broderig, a young man just recently returned from an expedition to Borneo When Lady Bessingham is found murdered and those letters stolen, Medical Jurisprudence adviser Adolphus Hatton and his assistant Albert Roumande, are called in to examine the crime scene The new world of forensics and autopsy examinations are viewed with suspicion, but Scotland Yard has found Hatton and Roumande capable of very useful observations However, they ve barely begun when on...

  7. says:

    Another excellent book by DE Meredith that kept me guessing and reading, it was hard to put down at times thats for sure The exotic flavor also really added a little extra the to book, great job I m looking forward to see what you do with the third book Meredith s thriller, Devoured In the budding world of Darwinism, botanical study, forensics, and science in general Hatton is using early forensic science to solve crimes all around Victorian London hoping that this new manner of solving crime will catch fire and blaze a new path of crime fighting.I recently read the second book in the Hatton series, The Devil s Ribbon which I thoroughly enjoyed Meredith and I are friends and she offered to send me a copy of Hatton s first mystery since she knows I hate reading books out of series order To my smashing delight, she personally signed my...

  8. says:

    I had quite high expectations from this book given the great cover and Sherlock esq write up However, it fell slightly short of what could have been a good read.The storyline was intriguing, with a good flurry of characters, but it all seemed to be a bit all over the place in the first half of the book It was almost deliberately confusing so you wouldn t be able to piece anything together yourself Also I felt that the characters of Hatton and Roumande could have been built upon as much as I like them, I felt somewhat removed, so they did in fact to me appear to be a poor mans Watson and Holmes.Also, I m not sure that they actually helped to solve anything It was like an observation of acts, than participating towards any of the actual conclusions.I understand that this is one of a soon to grow crime type series, but unfortunately I don t think I ll be awaiting the next book with any excitement I wouldn t exactly hate having to read another, but I just feel that there are crime bo...

  9. says:

    This was a really well written murder mystery, set not in the Ripper years, as so many of the recent Victorian age novels are, but 30 years earlier Forensic investigation is in its infancy, and is considered to be a lower class of occupation, far below that of surgeon or doctor.The book revolves around the murder of a wealthy aristocrat, who supported specimen collection, and centres around some missing letters However, as the tale draws you slowly but surely into its grip, you begin to wonder what else could be behind the increasingly macabre series of murders The focus seems to drive you towards the theories of evolution that were aboun...

  10. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed D.E Meredith s DEVOURED, and cannot resist saying that I did indeed devour it The author has bravely tackled subjects, which during the mid 19th century, were shocking, even horrifying to some There are twists and turns in this dark story that surprise and take the reader on a swiftly paced excursion.The author s resplendent characters make their way through the muck of murder...

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