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  • ISBN: 1250170389
  • ISBN: 9781250170385
  • Physical Description: 308 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2018.

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Summary, etc.: In 19th century London, Cyrus Barker and his associate Thomas Llewelyn are renowned private enquiry agents, successfully employed by the highest levels of Her Majesty's government as well as private citizens. Their success, however, has led to their acquiring a powerful group of enemies, many of whom are determined to have their revenge. At least one of those enemies is responsible for a bombing of their offices that puts Cyrus Barker into the hospital and endangers Thomas Llewelyn's rapidly forthcoming nuptials. To add to the confusion, Barker's long-lost brother Caleb turns up on the rubble of their doorstep not long after the not-quite-fatal bombing. Unsure of Caleb and warned about him by Barker, Thomas reluctantly accepts Caleb's help both with a new case that comes in as well as trying to pinpoint which of Barker's enemies is making a move against them. As Thomas works his way through their enemy list, someone else is winnowing down that list: one by one those enemies are dying. With time running out--and his bride-to-be reconsidering their marriage--Llewelyn must (with the sick-bed bound Barker's help) uncover the killer and the plot before it's too late.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 October #1
    Tenth in the Barker and Llewelyn series, set in Victorian London's East End, this intense entry starts with a bombing at Barker's office, propelling readers into a maelstrom of criminal conundrums and further attacks. More of a sidekick than a leader, and prone to wry self-deprecation (he calls himself "God's whipping boy"), Thomas Llewelyn must now prove his mettle without the help of Cyrus Barker, his gruff and ingenious mentor in private enquiry. A hospitalized Barker creates space in the story to develop other characters, including Barker's brother, Pinkerton agent Caleb, and to introduce juicy details about Llewelyn's past and pose the question of whether Thomas' fiancée, Rebecca, will go through with the wedding, given what she learns about his propensity for violence. Fans of the popular series will love this one, but newbies should start at the beginning. This is similar to Oscar de Muriel's Frey and McGray series, set in Edinburgh, with its dark humor and Holmesian detective duo. Fans of Alex Grecian's Walter Day mysteries may also enjoy Barker and Llewelyn for their grim tenacity and creative problem-solving. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

WILL THOMAS is the author of the Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn series, including Hell Bay, Anatomy of Evil, Fatal Enquiry, The Black Hand, The Hellfire Conspiracy, The Limehouse Text, To Kingdom Come, and the Shamus and Barry award-nominated Some Danger Involved. He lives in Oklahoma.

Subject: Barker, Cyrus (Fictitious character) Fiction
Private investigators England London Fiction
Barker, Cyrus (Fictitious character)
Private investigators
Great Britain History Victoria, 1837-1901 Fiction
England London
Great Britain
Private investigators England London Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
Great Britain History Victoria, 1837-1901 Fiction
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Genre: Novels.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
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