[Reading] ➻ A Metropolitan Murder (Inspector Webb, #1) Author Lee Jackson – Writerscompany.co.uk
This story was set in 1863 a girl was found murdered on the Metropolitan Line Railroad in London, the world s first underground RR A writer finds her and runs away, did he do it Complex story and some suspects with devious reasons. First in the Inspector Webb period series, like what appears to be the time setting for Jackson s books it is set in Victorian era London.Average crime fare, with some good parts, but overall pretty forgettable. The Last Train Of The Night Pulls Into The Gas Lit Platform Of Baker Street Underground Station A Young Woman Is Found Strangled, Her Body Abandoned In A Second Class Carriage The Brutal Railway Murder Brings Inspector Decimus Webb To The Newly Formed Metropolitan Line On A Bleak Winter S Night His Investigation Leads Him Through The Slums Of Victorian London To The Holborn Refuge, A Home For Fallen Women , And To Clara White, A Respectable Servant But Clara Has Her Own Tragic And Shameful History As Her Past Is Revealed, Inspector Webb Must Decide Whether She Is Merely A Victim Of Circumstance, Or A Prime Suspect Only Then Can He Unearth A Dark Secret, Hidden In The Depths Of Underground London Lee Jackson S Second Novel Brilliantly Recreates The Sights, Sounds And Smells Of Victorian London, Taking Readers On A Suspense Filled Journey Through Its Criminal Underworld. A good racy thriller, set in 1864, in the early days of the Metropolitan Line, the world s first underground railway line A quick read I read it in sittings with lots of historical colour, small time criminals and philanthropic I think it would be fair to say I ve read a lot of historical detective fiction in my time, set in all time periods, and can completely understand why the Victorian era is still so fascinating for authors even now.In A Metropolitan Murder, the body of a former streetwalker is found strangled in the final carriage of the last train of the day on the newly opened Metropolitan line Inspector Decimus Webb, a singularly unsympathetic character who I disliked from my first dealings with him, is This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Well, the blurb is a bit vague and really doesn t stick to the book At no point did I feel that Clara was a suspect, for example.It s a crime story, but the crime takes second place to the exploration of the seedy parts of London through the journalistic research led by Cotton aka Phibbs.I liked Clara well enough, and pitied Lizzie, but it took me a while I love stories set in the Victorian era and must admit that this story invokes the setting beautifully My problem was in the story itself the identity of the murderer simply didn t make sense to me They story starts out with the discovery of a dead girl s body on a train The funky cover makes this book lookSteampunk than it is It s actually a fairly straightforward crime thriller that just happens to be set in Victorian times A bit lazily written lots of foggy morning As the first example of historical crime fiction I ve read, I wasn t sure whether I d like or be interested in the genre After what was a quick and relatively easy read, I m pleased to say I enjoyed this novel After what seemed to be a fairly slow start, I ended up feeling intrigued to find out what had happened and, what was happening, about half way through I felt sympathy and empathy for the character of Clara, which helped me get a little emotionally invested.Very easy to read, though sti As the first example of historical crime fiction I ve read, I wasn t sure whether I d like or be interested in the genre After what was a quick and relatively easy read, I m pleased to say I enjoyed this novel After what seemed to be a fairly slow start, I ended up feeling intrigued to find o Mr Jackson author of The Dictionary of Victorian London writes this wonderful series This is the first one, I have read it three times just for the details he adds to the story about life in London This series can be hard to get since most are import only, but they are worth the effort.