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Murder by Sarah Pinborough

MurderReviewed by Vickie Dailey

This book works fairly well as a stand alone – but I highly recommend that you read the first one due to numerous mentions of past events that took place in the first book. The main character Dr. Thomas Bond has worked with the police on several cases including the Ripper murders. In this book he is trying to regain his normal life while trying to romance the widow of his dead friend (whom he killed). Edward Kane is also a friend of the dead man and trying to romance Juliana with somewhat more success. Read the rest of this entry »

Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough

MayhemReviewed by Teri Davis

Most people have heard about the legendary serial killer of the late 1800s in London, Jack the Ripper. Part of his fame was due to his letters to the media, However at the same time and also in London and during this same time in the mid-1880s another serial killer was active who also preyed on women who were on the streets.

His manner was different from the notorious Jack the Ripper. Known to Scotland Yard as The Torso Killer, he dismembered his victims after killing them and tossed the remains into the Thames. He did keep one souvenir of his victims, their heads.

Dr. Thomas Bond, as police surgeon, begins to investigates these killings. He is one of the first to notice that there are two separate killers even though both are brutal. With the usage of opium, he begins to make connections to the identity of the killer that seems to elude the police. Read the rest of this entry »