The Durham Deception

The Durham Deception

Book - 2011
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Second in the gripping new 19th century 'Cathedral' murder mystery series from the acclaimed author of the 'Nick Revill' mysteries - For the newly-weds Tom and Helen Ansell life is no honeymoon, as they are drawn into a murky underworld of Victorian spiritualism and stage magic when they're sent on a mission to the stunning cathedral city of Durham. Not only must they investigate Helen's Aunt Julia, who has mysteriously fallen for a medium, but also solve the riddle of the sinister Lucknow dagger. Until suddenly things go from bad to worse when a body turns up and Helen herself is accused of murder.

Publisher: Sutton, Surrey, England : Severn House, 2011.
Edition: 1st World ed.
ISBN: 9781847513328
Branch Call Number: [MYST] FIC/GOODEN
Characteristics: 248 p. ; 23 cm.


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Jul 06, 2013

I was hoping to discover a new summer series. The author tried to weave two plots into one compelling story but it did not quite work. I think each plot alone could have made for good reading, but together felt dull and forced.

Legroup Mar 08, 2012

Enjoyable mystery set in Victorian England.

Sep 29, 2011

Every chapter or so, a new set of characters and negative actions are introduced, and then they are left hanging in limbo. The only consistent characters are the young couple who, I suppose, are to unravel the labyrinthine, incoherent plot. When it introduced the sex life of some of the "bad guys", I gave up.


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