The Devils Ribbon

The Devils Ribbon A Trail Of Beribboned Murders A Ticking Bomb A City About To Explode.July, 1858 London Swelters Under The Oppressive Heat Of The Hottest Summer On Record, And Trouble Is Brewing Forensic Scientist Professor Adolphus Hatton And His Trusty Assistant, Albert Roumande, Have A Morgue Full Of Cholera Victims The Dead Are All Irish, The Poorest Of London S Poor They Came In Their Thousands Ten Years Ago, Forced Into The London Slums By The Terrible Famine Now They Live Segregated From The Rest Of Victorian Society, A Race Apart In This Heaving City Who Are At Once Everywhere And Nowhere But They Are A Close Knit People, And Deeply Politicised From The Docks In Limehouse To The Taverns Of St Giles, Fenian Groups Are Talking Of Violence And Of Liberation.When A Series Of Violent Murders Threatens To Cause Tensions To Boil Over, Scotland Yard Calls On Hatton And Roumande To Help Investigate The Seemingly Unconnected Victims, Who Hail From All Strata Of Society, Are Linked By The Same Macabre Calling Card A Bright Fenian Green Ribbon Placed Strategically About Their Corpses While Hatton S Search For Clues Leads Him Into The Spell Of A Blindingly Beautiful Woman, A Widow Of One Of The Slain, Rumblings Of A Bombing Campaign Led By An Agitator Priest And His Gang Of Would Be Terrorists Build Throughout The Slums As The Orchestra Of Veiled Motives, Divided Loyalties, And Violent Retribution Reaches A Crescendo, Hatton S Skills Are Tested To The Limit With Roumande, He Must Race Across London To An Island With A Shipwreck And A Secret On A Nail Biting Race Against Time In This Gripping, Elegantly Executed Victorian Mystery In The Tradition Of The Dante Club And The Somnambulist. Following straight on from Devoured, I waded with great excitement into Meredith s second book Devil s Ribbon is a slightly different proposition from Devoured With less exotic retrospective Lovecraft style it is a muchimmediate story.Based a couple of years after the first book, Devil s Ribbon introduces new characters that are fun, fascinating and thoroughly well crafted Moreover, the protagonists Hatton and Roumande have acquired a great dealdepth and character and have mov Following straight on from Devoured, I waded with great excitement into Meredith s second book Devil s Ribbon is a slightly different proposition from Devoured With less exotic retrospective Lovecraft style it is a muchimmediate story.Based a couple of years after the first book, Devil s Ribbon introduces new characters that are fun, fascinating and thoroughly well crafted Moreover, the protagonists Hatton and Roumande have acquired a great dealdepth and character and have moved from being principal characters to
Intriguing mystery where the obvious suspects may be guilty but the not so obvious suspects evenso Nice blending of the history of the Irish famine rebellion into coverage of the burgeoning forensic sciences Plot line tended to bounce around a bit but pulled together at the end. First Line Nothing but shadows and an eerie stillness in the heat of a simmering night as a figure stoops under a lintel and makes his way quickly, through a labyrinth of alleys, before finding Berry Street and heading north along the Farringdon Road.It is July, 1858, and Londoners are suffering through the hottest summer on record Forensic scientist Adolphus Hatton and his assistant Albert Roumande have a morgue filled with Irish cholera victims A decade ago these people were forced into the First Line Nothing but shadows and an eerie stillness in the heat of a simmering night as a figure stoops under a lintel and makes his way quickly, through a labyrinth of alleys, before finding Berry Street and heading north along the Farringdon Road.It is July, 1858, and Londoners are suffering through the hottest summer on record Forensic scientist Adolphus Hatton and his assistant Albert Roumande have a morgue filled with Irish cholera victims A decade ago these people were forced into the worst of London s slums because of the horrific famine The Irish in London may be a race apart, but they are a close knit people and very politically aware.A series of seemingly unconnected murders occur in which all the victims are linked by a Fenian green ribbon that s left on the corpses Hatton and Roumande are called in to help with Scotland Yard
This is the second book in the Hatton and Roumande Mystery series Adolphus Hatton is a forensic scientist pathologist and Albert Roumande is his assistant The setting is 1858 London in July They are in the middle of a terrible heatwave and cholera epidemic in the poorest Irish neighborhoods.Tempers are high in England following the great fam
My first thoughts Beautifully presented with a pretty dust cover and ribbon type bookmark Perfect given the period in which the story is rooted Though the second in a series of books this is a self contained story.Set in Victorian London where a cholera outbreak is far from the only danger to be faced The Devil s Ribbon is a rich and yet somewhat dark tapestry of a read As educational as it is entertaining, it seamlessly combines a murder mystery with the story of the exciting and fairly n My first thoughts Beautifully presented with a pretty dust cover and ribbon type bookmark Perfect given the period in which the story is rooted Though the second in a series of books thi
The Devil s Ribbon is an intriguing, well written and artful crime mystery It is far from generic or run of the mill, as D E Meredith deals with often hard hitting political subjects and weaves the darkness of real historical events into this compelling narrative. Bleh In theory, I should have liked this London setting, historical context, multiple plot lines but it was only so so Too much going on to no good purpose, flat characters that didn t engage any interest, bland prose I was skimming through the last half. CSI Smithfield returns with The Devil s Ribbon, the second mystery featuring forensics pioneer Professor Adolphus Hatton and his trusty and iron stomached morgue assistant Albert Roumande It s July1858 and the morgue at St Bart s Hospital is still one of the least desirable medical postings available Despite the strides that scientists like Professor Hatton have made within the field of forensic detection, the cadaver cutting business is still seen as the purview of social pariahs, blasphe CSI Smithfield returns with The Devil s Ribbon, the second mystery featuring forensics pioneer Professor Adolphus Hatton and his trusty and iron stomached morgue assistant Albert Roumande It s July1858 and the morg
This turned out to be about the potato famine and British oppression of the Irish, which was unexpected I didn t warm to the main character and hadsympathy for the murderers than anticipated, but overall, a good read. I liked this book I thought the story was good However, there were a few errors that were distracting words missing, odd punctuation in odd places, the chopping and changing of the spelling of Addy Addie I had trouble visualising the people due to lack

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • The Devils Ribbon
  • D.E. Meredith
  • English
  • 17 November 2018
  • 0312557698