Some Danger Involved

28 Oct

“Some Danger Involved” is the first book in the Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn series written by Will Thomas.

I absolutely loved this book.  Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are possibly the finest crime fighting duo since Sherlock Holmes and John Watson… and that’s saying a lot coming from me.  I’m sure by now most people have realized that I am a dedicated Sherlockian of long standing.

The series is set in Victorian London with Cyrus having his office near Whitehall.

“Some Danger Involved” is the first book in the series, covering Thomas’ being hired as Cyrus’ assistant and an introduction to the cast of supporting characters, including Cyrus man servant, Jacob Maccabee aka Mac.

The plot of the book involves that murder of a young Jewish man whose body is left crucified in Petticoat Lane.  The Jewish community fears the rise of an Anti-Semitic group and hires Cyrus Barker to get to the bottom of the matter.

The book is heaped high with interesting and well researched information about Victorian London.

The plot twists and turns, and the denouement comes as a total shock!

A brilliant book which I cannot recommend highly enough.  I have already read another book in the series, so I will go so far as to say that this is a series that has much to recommend it.

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