The Alchemy of Murder by Carol Mccleary download in pdf, ePub, iPad
It left me so hungry for book two, I wanted to just go straight on and read it. While I enjoyed the book, the story, and the setting, there was an overabundance of characters who seem to be included just because the author could place them in the same city at the same time.
It really was like nothing I have read in a very long time. Although the story was somewhat convoluted, it was fun to read. An easy five paw prints from Booklover Catlady for this treasure of a book. Imagine loving somebody so much that to get them back you will kill and mess with death itself. Lotions, potions, elixirs and murder, this is what gives us the core of Alchemy, a brilliant murder mystery set in the atmospheric atmosphere of the darker side of Victorian London.
Nellie Bly, investigative reporter, turns detective to try and catch a murderer who may be Jack the Ripper, a brilliant chemist, or an anarchist. But obtaining the last ingredients means resorting to murder, taking innocent lives. This is a truly unique and stunning novel that will appeal to readers who enjoy many book genres. He just has to decide whose.
Chris James is an exceptional new writer to the market and one that I am eager to follow for a long time to come. His life is devastated, his mind destroyed by drugs. It entertained, shocked, made me laugh Chris James spins some brilliant witty one liners in his writing that I love and kept me begging for more. Just when he cracks the secret code for the final components of his elixir, his mistress and inspiration, dies.
And that's sort of where the problems start. Then there's the fact the book takes place at the World's Fair, but the main characters only visit once for a brief period of time. She's full of these observations throughout the book, and they become tiresome after awhile. Chris writes with great enthusiasm, descriptives the delight and has a taste for the macabre that makes this book such a gem.
Don't even think of skipping past this one or adding it to a long list of books to be read, just read it. At times it's a reach as to why these characters are even included in the story. His only surviving model, infatuated with this painter of her portrait, attends the trial of the century, where she finally learns someone got away with murder.
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