Devoured

Devoured London 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. New Read Kindle ePUB Devoured By D.E. Meredith – rarefishingbooks.co.uk 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 spec 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 auto
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 awaythan that My problem with rating it is that I loved the subject matter, but would a regula I m n
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 science intellectualism and social ferment boil below the surface In such an environment, it seems hardly 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
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 the little vignettes from all the different perspectives felt really choppy and not cohesive The mystery aspect of the plot I fel 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 the little vignettes from all the different perspectives felt really choppy and not cohesive The
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. 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 wor
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 solvin 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
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 uponas much 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 uponas much as I like them, I felt
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 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, f
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, the enlightening forensics and the new procedure of autopsy The team of Hatton and Roumande ar I thoroughly enjoyed D.E Meredith s DEVOURED, and cannot resist saying that I did indeed devour it The autho

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  • ebook
  • 320 pages
  • Devoured
  • D.E. Meredith
  • English
  • 16 October 2017
  • 074901282X