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
0743269144
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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ksgargis
Oct 20, 2017

This is an excellent read. I find I was intrigued by the characters from the start of the story through to the end. I want to find out more about Barker's past, as you are only given enough to whet your intellectual appetite. The introduction to Barker's London is fascinating, as we are transported to many places no one would be want to venture.

I only wish OPL had the 2nd book in the series. Give this series a gander, it's well worth the entertaining hours of reading.

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maipenrai
Nov 15, 2016

The first book in the Barker and Llewelyn series

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augsburgerin
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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