Some Danger Involved

Some Danger Involved

eBook - 2004
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An atmospheric debut novel set on the gritty streets of Victorian London, Some Danger Involved introduces detective Cyrus Barker and his apprentice, Thomas Llewelyn, as they work to solve the gruesome murder of a young scholar. When a student bearing a striking resemblance to artists' renderings of Jesus Christ is found murdered -- by crucifixion -- in London's Jewish ghetto, 19th-century private detective Barker must hire an assistant to help him solve the sinister case. Out of all who answer an ad for a position with "some danger involved," the eccentric and enigmatic Barker chooses downtrodden Llewelyn, a gutsy young man whose murky past includes recent stints at both an Oxford college and an Oxford prison. As Llewelyn learns the ropes of his position, he is drawn deeper and deeper into Barker's peculiar world of vigilante detective work, as well as the dark heart of London's teeming underworld. Together they pass through chophouses, stables, and clandestine tea rooms, tangling with the early Italian mafia, a mad professor of eugenics, and other shadowy figures, inching ever closer to the shocking truth behind the murder.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Touchstone, 2004
ISBN: 9780743269148
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Jul 06, 2018

Overall, a great first [mystery] novel from Will Thomas. The narrator (Thomas Llewelyn) is captivating from the start and lures you in to his adventure after being hired by Cyrus Barker, a well-respected detective with many networks.

Must admit, the novel was not very suspenseful, and we followed the main characters for quite some time without any lead, being introduced to possible suspects along the way. The style of writing was witty and fun, and the read was thoroughly enjoyable.

Nov 15, 2016

The first book in the Barker and Llewelyn series

Mar 26, 2015

Historic mystery set among the Jewish community in Victorian London. You can tell the author did a lot of research to get the period detail right but the mystery could have used a little more attention. First in a series.


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