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The Rookery
The Rookery | Emily Organ
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"There's a killer in the slums. London 1884. When a thief robs Penny Green, she finds herself caught up in a horrifying murder. Someone is terrorizing the residents of St. Giles Rookery and Scotland Yard sends Inspector James Blakely to investigate. When the serial killer claims a victim outside the slums, Victorian London is sent into a panic. Can Penny's friendship with the people of St.Giles uncover the culprit? Penny and James must overcome their complicated relationship to work together, but each new murder threatens to derail their work for good"--Back cover.
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kspenmoll
The Rookery | Emily Organ
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It‘s cloudy but blessedly cool. Enjoying a mid morning coffee and a book. I am enjoying this Victorian murder mystery. The author‘s descriptions of London are vivid, especially her scenes set in the slums of London. She captures the misery of the peoples lives, especially the women‘. #coffeeandbooks #VictorianEngland ☕️📚#July #20in4 #readathon #porchlife

Andrew65 Sounds great. 1w
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️sounds good. 1w
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kspenmoll
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#weeklyforcast
Forgot to add #sundaybuddyread ,The Book of Cold Cases.

Cinfhen Enjoy!! I‘m guessing it‘s almost back to school 🤓😳 1w
kspenmoll @Cinfhen I am lucky. We go back in 3 weeks. 1w
Cinfhen Oh good!!! 1w
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kspenmoll
The Rookery | Emily Organ
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Finished the first in series by Emily Organ, Limelight, today(read 50% to end). Starting 2nd in series, The Rookery. Plan to read sections of the other books, and leaving myself open to something that may strike my mood.??
#Victorianmystery #womanjournalist #memoir #poet #biography #DeniseLevertov #poet #SylviaPath #literarymystery

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 1w
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robinb
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Mehso-so

This is my August #BookSpin, second in series. I read the first for my May #BookSpin. 🤣
This one was just OK for me. I wasn‘t bowled over by the first, and I‘m feeling the same about this one. It involves a series of murders around St. Giles‘ Rookery in London (1884). While the plot was fine (although a bit slow in spots and the denouement was a bit sketchy), I found the writing a little stilted and didn‘t connect well with the characters. ⬇️

robinb I don‘t think I have enough interest to continue on here. 3.5/5⭐️
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TheAromaofBooks Sometimes I'm willing to give an author a second chance if I don't like the first book, because it can take a book to get into the groove, but if I feel pretty meh about two in a row... it's just probably not for me! 2y
robinb @TheAromaofBooks Exactly! 👍😊 2y
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