Some Danger Involved

Some Danger Involved

A Novel

Paperback - 2005
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An atmospheric debut novel set on the gritty streets of Victorian London, Some Danger Involved introduces detective Cyrus Barker and his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, as they work to solve the gruesome murder of a young scholar in London's Jewish ghetto. When the eccentric and enigmatic Barker takes the case, he must hire an assistant, and out of all who answer an ad for a position with "some danger involved," he chooses downtrodden Llewelyn, a gutsy young man with a murky past.
As they inch ever closer to the shocking truth behind the murder, Llewelyn is drawn deeper and deeper into Barker's peculiar world of vigilante detective work, as well as the heart of London's teeming underworld. Brimming with wit and unforgettable characters and steeped in authentic period detail, Some Danger Involved is a captivating page-turner that introduces an equally captivating duo.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2005
Edition: Touchstone edition
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780743256193
Branch Call Number: MYS THO
Characteristics: 290 pages ; 21 cm

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maipenrai
Nov 15, 2016

The first book in the Barker and Llewelyn series

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augsburgerin
Mar 26, 2015

Historic mystery set among the Jewish community in Victorian London. You can tell the author did a lot of research to get the period detail right but the mystery could have used a little more attention. First in a series.

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