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Dark Asylum
Dark Asylum | E. S. Thomson
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The lips had been darned closed with six long, black, stitches. Clumsily executed, they gave the face a crude deaths-head appearance, like a child's drawing scrawled upon a wall . . . 1851, Angel Meadow Asylum. Dr Rutherford, principal physician to the insane, is found dead, his head bashed in, his ears cut off, his lips and eyes stitched closed. The police direct their attention towards Angel Meadow's inmates, but to Jem Flockhart and Will Quartermain the crime is an act of calculated retribution, rather than of madness. To discover the truth Jem and Will must pursue the story through the darkest corners of the city - from the depths of a notorious rookery, to the sordid rooms of London's brothels, the gallows, the graveyard, the convict fleet and then back to the asylum. In a world where guilt and innocence, crime and atonement, madness and reason, are bounded by hypocrisy, ambition and betrayal, Jem and Will soon find themselves caught up in a web of dark secrets and hidden identities.
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Laughterhp
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Thanks for the tag @Catsandbooks !

Day 1 #covercrush #7days7covers

Love this series. I know a lot of people have been participating in this, not sure who hasn‘t been tagged. However, tagging @inthegreensandblues in case you want to play along!

Post a book cover you love each day for 7 days. No explanation needed. Tag someone new each day.

Catsandbooks Such a gorgeous pick! 😍 4mo
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Blueroseis
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Not as good as Beloved Poison but still an enjoyable read it was more chance rather than detection brought this book to its conclusion. Jem and Will's relationship also seemed to differ slightly than that in BP especially as Jem strayed off of the straight and narrow in this book. The story is overflowing with descriptive text, perhaps too much. The diary sections throughout are better than the main story itself. Borderline Pick.

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SW-T
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Mehso-so

Overall it was okay. Parts of it were predictable and there were a couple scenes that felt gratuitous, rather than necessary for plot development. With that said, I‘d try another book in the series because it has potential.

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SW-T
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1. Dark Asylum; Trail of Lightning; Library Mascot Cage Match

2. Coffee and tea. ☕️🍵

3. Coffee this morning. Evening tea was decaf.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in ☕😊 12mo
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Blueroseis
Dark Asylum | E. S. Thomson

My copy has just been delivered. I may delay reading it until I get to Fuerteventura in a couple of weeks time. A bit of poolside reading in the Sun hopefully.

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CoffeeK8
Dark Asylum | E. S. Thomson
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And my #libraryhaul for when I finish my current book

ScientistSam Yay tulips! Such happy flowers😁 2y
CoffeeK8 @ScientistSam they totally are! 2y
BooksAreTheNewBlack Great selection! I loved Sky in the Deep! 2y
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annalibris
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More adventures in the smog and filth of London for Jem and Will, and more dead bodies. While the atmosphere of the book makes me desperately yearn for fresh air and sunshine, the characters are fascinating, and the mysteries satisfying. Looking forward to more in the series.

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Laughterhp
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I love mysteries! It‘s one of my favorite genres. Here‘s a few of my favorite books/series!

Thanks so much @DGRachel for doing a giveaway!

I read the first in this series and loved it and would love to get copies of this series!

#AZKGIVEAWAY

DGRachel The Dry is on my wishlist. I‘ll have to look up the others! Thanks for entering! 😊 2y
SilversReviews Nice photo. 2y
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Laughterhp
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Some of my #MUSTREADS - these are must reads if you like these certain type of books: mystery, Alternative history, historical fiction mystery. Also, I think everyone should read Celeste Ng. I read her for the first time last year.

#ReadingResolutions

MinDea I enjoyed Little Fires Everywhere more than Everything I Never Told You, but agree, everyone should read her! Have you read 2y
Laughterhp @MinDea I loved Little Fires Everywhere too! Yes. I really liked the Miniaturist! 2y
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Laughterhp @MinDea No I haven‘t read it. I‘ve heard a little about it, but haven‘t put it on my TBR yet... 2y
MinDea I love historical fiction and mysteries. When they are combined I am ever so happy!!!! 2y
Laughterhp @MinDea I just put the Alienist on my TBR the other day! Agreed! Historical fiction and mysteries combined are one of my favorites!! (edited) 2y
MinDea Or this one I quite enjoyed this one too. It is more futuristic but mystery too. It is pretty good! 2y
MinDea Do you have any recommendations? Always looking for some good ones and sounds like we have similar tastes! 2y
Laughterhp @MinDea It does sound like we have similar tastes. I‘d recommend the following for historical mysteries: whispers beyond the veil - Jessica Estevao, Beloved Poison - ES Thomson, and the Veronica Speedwell series. 2y
Laughterhp @MinDea For a dystopian, I really liked 2y
MinDea I got The English Wife in my botm box 2 or 3 months ago. I will check out the other ones. Thank you! 2y
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KarWills
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This is the second book of the Jem Flockhart series and it did not disappoint. Great characters, great plot, and great twist at the end. Can't wait for Ms. Thomson's next story in this series.

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Laughterhp
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I love this series so much! And to think I randomly picked up the first one at my library. I am super excited that the author is currently already working on a 3rd book as well! The 2nd book didn‘t disappoint. It was a great mystery and had you guessing until the end. The killer was not who you expected it to be! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Andrew65 Looks interesting. 2y
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Laughterhp
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Trying to enjoy the last rays of sunlight today, since it‘s 73 degrees in November! This truly might be the last warm weathered day! ☀️📚🍂

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Laughterhp
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Here‘s my gigantic stack for my November TBR. I‘m trying to save the paperbacks for when I‘m on my honeymoon, but we will see! #NoteworthyNovember

LiteraryinLititz Everything I Never Told You is lovely! Congrats on your honeymoon! 2y
Laughterhp @LiteraryinLititz Thanks! I had to pick it up after reading Little Fires Everywhere! That‘s one I‘m trying to save. 2y
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Laughterhp
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Just got my first delivery from Book Depository. I love that I can order books not yet released in the US. However, I don‘t like how they don‘t give you an actual tracking number and just a timeframe! Though the timeframe was very accurate!! Can‘t wait to dive into these! And look at those pretty bookmarks! #MiniBookHaul

eanderson I love Book Depository!!! Nice mini haul!!! 2y
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miserybookchick
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So. Fricking. GOOD. gothy historical murder mystery. Not usually my thing. At all. But I couldn't get enough of it. More please!

bobregina That description sound so good! 3y
miserybookchick @bobregina the author has a phd in medieval medicine (i think, cant remember exactly what it was called 😅) and its set in a hospital so it's super interesting from that angle aswell knowing that a lot of things that happen are based on fact! 3y
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