A Quiet Death by Alanna Knight
Friends this is my review of the book A Quiet Death, which I read a few weeks ago. (The storms, three power cuts and trying to restore data from the backup, have lead to a slight delay in my recording what I have read, but it does not mean that I have not been reading, in fact more so sitting by the fire using the light from a candle)
So getting back to the book. This is the first time I have read an Alanna Knight book, and was not disappointed. The book was set in Victorian Scotland and was very good at painting the atmosphere of what life was like then. The star of the book is a Detective Inspector Jeremy Faro. He has evidently been the star of previous books, and so there was quite a history that came along with him, but this did not matter as Alanna was very good at reminding (or in my case telling first time round) any relevant facts from previous books.
The story hinges around the construction of the Tay Bridge, and a suicide from the semi finished structure. But of course this is a mystery thriller and was the suicide really a suicide or was it murder.
The plot cleverly goes from one mystery to another weaving it tale. Sabotage, bribery and corruption all come into play on this very large building project. It is a very clever fictional tale weaved around real events. In all it was an enjoyable read – fifty pence for the market store well spent.
This was book 6 week 5 fiction 6 (audio book 2) non fiction 0
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