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Mind of a Killer
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Mind of a Killer
Alec Lonsdale Series, Book 1
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Newspaper reporter Alec Lonsdale discovers that a series of seemingly random murders may be connected in this absorbing historical mystery.
London, 1882. Alec Lonsdale, a young reporter on the Pall Mall Gazette, is working on a story about a fatal house fire. But the post-mortem on the victim produces shocking results: Patrick Donovan's death was no accident. But why would someone murder a humble shop assistant and steal part of his brain?
When a second body is discovered, its throat cut, and then a third, Lonsdale and his spirited female colleague, Hulda Friederichs, begin to uncover evidence of a conspiracy that reaches to the highest echelons of Victorian society.
Newspaper reporter Alec Lonsdale discovers that a series of seemingly random murders may be connected in this absorbing historical mystery.
London, 1882. Alec Lonsdale, a young reporter on the Pall Mall Gazette, is working on a story about a fatal house fire. But the post-mortem on the victim produces shocking results: Patrick Donovan's death was no accident. But why would someone murder a humble shop assistant and steal part of his brain?
When a second body is discovered, its throat cut, and then a third, Lonsdale and his spirited female colleague, Hulda Friederichs, begin to uncover evidence of a conspiracy that reaches to the highest echelons of Victorian society.
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    April 1, 2018

    In 1882, Alec Lonsdale, an aspiring reporter for the Pall Mall Gazette, covers a fatal house fire, but the follow-up autopsy reveals that the victim's cerebrum is missing. Although his editor finds the story too gruesome to print, Alec teams up with the paper's only female reporter, Hulda Friederichs. Together, the two scour London, investigating other deaths that might be connected. They're followed, attacked, and threatened, even by the police, but the duo are determined to find the culprits, even if their search uncovers shocking answers. The author of the Sir Geoffrey Mappestone medieval mysteries (A Dead Man's Secret) launches a new historical series that delves into Victorian era figures, political and social conditions, and scientific and philosophical theories. While the large cast of characters confuses the story line at times, the moody atmosphere makes up for this flaw. VERDICT The story of two courageous reporters covering dramatic social issues and crime will appeal to readers of Anne Perry's "Charlotte and Thomas Pitt" mysteries.--Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L., IN

    Copyright 2018 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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