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review The Fiend in Human A Victorian Thriller ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook John MacLachlan Gray ´ 0 review summary The Fiend in Human A Victorian Thriller It’s 1852 and the ranks of the London poor have doubled In the swollen shadow of the great St Giles Rookery fallen women attract perfumed dandies of the West End in a vicious circle of venality vanity and viceEdmund Whitty correspondent for The Falcon the city’s second best sensational tabloid writes whatever will stimulate the reader delay his increasingly physical creditors and supply him with the alcohol and opiates reuired to see him through the day. This is one of those books where the whole thing doesn t make sense until you ve finished it Written in a definitely Victorian mode it is both a tour of Victorian London and a mystery If you re not used to writing done in this style it can be a bit off putting to say the leastThe characters are well drawn and the story is a good one The main character is a Mr Edmund Whitty a reporter for The Falcon a newspaper that has no ualms with sensationalizing to try to outdo the rival papers Sadly Mr Whitty is most times down on his luck and in debt to some creepy character known as The Ratter who has a very bizarre way of getting back at those who don t pay up That scene made me cringe just thinking about it Whitty also puts away a little too much alcohol enjoys being a part time opium eater and is just an inventive ploy away from being tossed out of his rented room In this story the buzz on the streets is that a serial killer is roaming the streets of London strangling his victims with a white gentleman s scarf While the infamous Chokee Bill is put away in prison however the crimes continue and Whitty along with a very strange patterer named Mr Owler are trying to see that justice is done Their uest to get the wrong guy out of prison and put the right one in I won t say uite well done but it does have a tendency here and there to drag so that I found myself skimming a little to move things along Overall a pretty first in series I would recommend it to those who enjoy a good novel set in Victorian London people who pick this up expecting a cozy or easy read might be disappointedread 12032006

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review The Fiend in Human A Victorian Thriller ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook John MacLachlan Gray ´ 0 review summary The Fiend in Human A Victorian Thriller His most recent triumph was to supply a name to the fiend in human form who has murdered God knows how many prostitutes with a white silk scarf Chokee Bill To the correspondent’s satisfaction Chokee Bill incited a garrotting panic that paralyzed the business of London until the arrest of one William Ryan Normality has returned The hangman Mr Calcraft as dusty and dreary as death itself awaitsBroke again and in search of crisp copy Whitty makes a shocking b. I registered a book at BookCrossingcom

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review The Fiend in Human A Victorian Thriller ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook John MacLachlan Gray ´ 0 review summary The Fiend in Human A Victorian Thriller Ut not altogether surprising discovery the white scarf slayings have continued When he endeavours to find the real Chokee Bill he is greeted with emphatic hostility both offcial and unoffcialThis Dickensian tale offers galvanizing suspense and an evocative and witty vision of life in Victorian London in which the hallmark of a gentleman is perfection without putrefaction within and the hallmark of a lady is to have snared a gentleman From the Paperback editi. I had a very slow start with The Fiend In Human by John MacLachlan Gray and for a time I started to wonder if I would actually finish it I m not even sure why because it s rather brilliant but it had a long build up establishing the settings the foggy streets of London anno 1852 a serial killer The Fiend In Human who strangles prostitutes with white scarves and disfigures their faces and Edmund Whitty journalist at the Falcon in debth over his head to ratters and addicted to almost anything that can be smoked drank or partaken as a medical London is in a uproar over the unsettling murders on prostitutes but a man called William Ryan has been locked up and believed to be The Fiend In Human and while the police seems convinced he is the murderer others are not so convinced even so when the murders continue while the suspect is under lock Whitty has written about the case earlier and given the murderer yet another nickname Chokee Bill and is approached from different sides for different reasons about his involvement in the case Driven mostly by the desire to earn money to escape his debtors and their threats Edmund Whitty finds himself ingolfed in figuring out the truth and setting an innocent man free He gets help from the people who know what s going on in the streets of London such as wellinformed editors balladeers thieves prostitutes and bar owners He also gets into a lot of trouble and a little bit of amourous complications as well which hints he might not be that hopeless a loser as we are presented to believe at the beginning of the book Despite a slow start I hung on and was rewarded as I halfway through the book suddenly couldn t stop reading Not so much because of the murder mystery because it s not that complicated to guess although it had a nice little plot twist toward the end that I hadn t seen coming but because of the character Whitty who gets unfolded as the story processes and the vivid description of Victorian LondonThe book has a lot of atmosphere created not only by the description and plot but by the very style its written in very true to the time period and setting The writing is excellent and at times elaborate but always spot on with an eye for detail and dry witted humour It s actually very funny at times to the point where you have to laugh out loud So if you like me have a slow start with this book and need a little time to get into it hang on It might grow on you and before you know it you have ordered the next Edmund Whitty book Stone White Day and are eager to meet that opium eating journalist once


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    summary The Fiend in Human A Victorian Thriller E–pub/E–book (The Fiend in Human A Victorian Thriller) John MacLachlan Gray ´ 0 review Challenging At First But Funny Interesting And EnjoyableI enjoyed this novel very much though I can see why some readers would be put off by the writing While the writing in my opinion is very good it's not going to be to the taste of those who choose their fiction primarily from the best sellers lists Nothing against the best sellers list the books found there are best sellers after all I've found books I've

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    E–pub/E–book (The Fiend in Human A Victorian Thriller) This is a delicious journey through fog shrouded Victorian London from the idle wealthy to the down and outs Edmund Whitty is a journalist but he is also a down and out His work days are occupied with covering less than plum assignments and his days and nights filled with substance abuse Ironically and eventually his circumstances change slightly for the better by his association with the underside of London and finally a purpose While r

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    characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ John MacLachlan Gray John MacLachlan Gray ´ 0 review summary The Fiend in Human A Victorian Thriller This is one of those books where the whole thing doesn't make sense until you've finished it Written in a definitely Victorian mode it is both a tour of Victorian London and a mystery If you're not used to writing done in this style it can be a bit off putting to say the leastThe characters are well drawn and the story is a good one The main

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    John MacLachlan Gray ´ 0 review characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ John MacLachlan Gray summary The Fiend in Human A Victorian Thriller This novel is essentially a Victorian murder mystery who is really Chokee Bill the murderer of prostitutes in London? Is it the man jailed for it or is it some other individual on the loose?The heavily flawed protagonist in this novel is the journalist Edmund Whitty A womanizer drunk drug user debtor etc there really is not much to like abo

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    E–pub/E–book (The Fiend in Human A Victorian Thriller) I registered a book at BookCrossingcom

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    E–pub/E–book (The Fiend in Human A Victorian Thriller) characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ John MacLachlan Gray summary The Fiend in Human A Victorian Thriller A gritty portrayal of a predator in the underbelly of Victorian LondonWith no small amount of national pride I'm thrilled t

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    E–pub/E–book (The Fiend in Human A Victorian Thriller) Definitely a good one Finely researched although sometimes I thought the author had made a list of all things in 19th century London

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    summary The Fiend in Human A Victorian Thriller John MacLachlan Gray ´ 0 review E–pub/E–book (The Fiend in Human A Victorian Thriller) I had a very slow start with The Fiend In Human by John MacLachlan Gray and for a time I started to wonder if I would actually finish it I'm not even sure why because it's rather brilliant but it had a long build up establishing the settings the foggy streets of London anno 1852 a serial killer ”The Fiend In Human” who strangles prostitutes with white scarves and disfigures their faces and Edmund Whitty journalist at the Falcon in debt

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    E–pub/E–book (The Fiend in Human A Victorian Thriller) characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ John MacLachlan Gray Edmund Whitty is a journalist in Victorian London Not just any journalist however for among his colleagues with the possible exception of Mr Hicks the contrarian who it is said keeps beetles in his pockets Whitty is the most despised correspondent in London In addition to covering public hangings sex scandals in girl's schools and other newsworthy items Whitty recently created a sensation by dubbing London's latest killer of prostitutes

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    E–pub/E–book (The Fiend in Human A Victorian Thriller) I absolutely head over heels loved this book so this is not going to be a very objective reviewSo I will just list the reasons I loved itPeriod detail and level of research I learned so much about the Victorian era particularly the less salubrious aspects and aspects peculiar to the era eg Ackers ChloridineMr Whitty himself He is a total reprobate in many ways and yet at heart a decent enough man and likeable

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 496
  • The Fiend in Human A Victorian Thriller
  • John MacLachlan Gray
  • English
  • 21 October 2020
  • 9780770429386