Day 39 #tbrpile
While not perfect, I enjoyed this first in the Penny Green mystery series. Set in 1880s London, Penny is a 35ish, single news reporter working to make it on her own without family help. She is asked to assist a Scotland Yard inspector (possible future love interest?) when an actress friend that she thought had drowned five years before is found shot to death in a cemetery. While I guessed part of the ending, there were a few surprises as well. 🔻
NOPE. First, it‘s ploddingly dull. The main MC is given nearly everything she needs in order to investigate with little fuss. At one point, apropos of nothing, the 2 MCs have a thuddingly polite conversation about how they both like to garden, a lot. Now, I like gardening just fine, but HELLO WE‘RE INVESTIGATING A MURDER RIGHT NOW? & that‘s all before we get to some issues with depictions of race that I personally couldn‘t ignore. Thank you, next
A good historical mystery set in Victorian London, featuring an independent woman who is a journalist who teams up with a police inspector to solve the murder of a woman who was thought to have already been dead for 5 years. I liked how the author wove historical topics, like women's dress reform and bicycle riding, into the story.
Hi all! I‘m trying to decide whether to try an historical mystery series but can‘t find any Litten reviews on here.
Has anyone read any of the books in the Penny Green series by Emily Organ? If so, what do you think?
Thanks for your help! 😊❤️
It‘s a 6-book series and the other titles include The Rookery, The Maid‘s Secret, The Inventor, Curse of the Poppy & The Bermondsey Poisoner.