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Breckenridge Public Library GRE (Text) 33500010800068 Main Available -
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  • ISBN: 0399149546
  • ISBN: 9780399149542
  • Physical Description: 422 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2012.

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Summary, etc.: Suffering public contempt after the Metropolitan Police's failure to capture Jack the Ripper, Walter Day, a member of Victorian London's recently formed "Murder Squad," partners with Scotland Yard's first forensic pathologist to track down a killer who is targeting their colleagues.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2012 May #1
    In his debut novel, Grecian powerfully evokes both the physical, smog-ridden atmosphere of London in 1889 and its emotional analogs of anxiety and depression. It's the year after Jack the Ripper has apparently stopped his depredations. Among the Ripper's victims were the London police, especially the 12-member "Murder Squad," which endured ridicule from both "Saucy Jack" and the public for its bumbling failure to solve the case. But the squad is still at work investigating homicides as Grecian's tale begins. Mixing fact and fiction (the Murder Squad did exist), Grecian has one of the squad's own, Detective Christian Little, discovered rolled up in a steamer trunk in London's Euston Station, his eyes and mouth sewn shut. The newest (fictional) member of the squad, Detective Inspector Walter Day, is assigned to investigate, aided by the first forensic pathologist in Britain, Dr. Bernard Kingsley (based on Dr. Bernard Spilsbury). More murder, both of police and of a chimney sweep, and more outrage follow. Grecian's infusion of actual history adds to this thriller's credibility and punch. A deeply satisfying reconstruction of post-Ripper London. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Alex Grecian is the author of the long-running and critically acclaimed graphic novel series Proof. He lives in the Midwest with his wife and son. The Yard is his first novel.

Subject: Murder Investigation England Fiction
Detectives England Fiction
Genre: Mystery fiction.

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