Blackstone and the Rendezvous with Death is an expertly plotted Victorian mystery that will keep listeners guessing to the last minute.
The body of a young man fished out of the Thames is of little interest to Londoners caught up in the excitement of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Yet to Inspector Sam Blackstone, the case is as puzzling as any he has ever come across.
Why should a corpse dressed in the rags of a commoner have the face of a gentleman? And if this man does belong to noble stock, why has no one come forward to claim the body? As his investigation proceeds, Blackstone finds himself entering the world of the aristocracy.
Death seems to stalk him, and as each new clue leads to nothing more than a new murder, Blackstone comes to realise that he is caught up in what may turn out to be the most horrendous crime of the century.
“Spencer is an accomplished craftsman who serves up a good puzzle and deftly solves it with intelligence and insight” (Publishers Weekly)
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- Michael Ferris
Had hoped this historical mystery would have been a bit more suspenseful. The narrator was good but the plot dragged.
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Great detective novel
Great storyline, engaging characters, a good mystery and good narration. What more can you ask for? I’ve already bought the next book in the series.