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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

Comments (17)

  1. Excellent review. It sounds like a good book as well as a good series.

    1. I met the author and this series through Rosie’s team, and it’s one of the few series I’m following at the moment. As is the case with good historical fiction, the mix of characters, plot, and historical detail is seamless and it makes for compelling reading experience. Thanks for commenting, Priscilla, and have a great week.

  2. I really like the sound of this book, Olga. A great review.

    1. Another great find from Rosie’s book. I remember I liked the sound of the first book even before it was published, and this one of those cases where the good vibe was right. I know you love historical subjects and I think you’d enjoy this one, but if you have the time, I’d recommend starting with book one. Thanks, Robbie and I look forward to hearing more about your new book (love the cover)!

  3. dgkaye says:

    Oh no Olga, don’t start getting me hooked on series, lol. Your review makes it oh so tempting. I’m visiting the book page. <3

    1. I think some clever producer will snatch this series and turn it into a TV show at some point, but James’s attention to detail makes for a very good read, especially for people interested in historical fiction. I try to avoid series, but there are some I caught at the beginning and the characters’ arc makes it worthwhile. Keep safe, Debby. ♥

      1. dgkaye says:

        I hear you Olga. Once we start book 1 we’re hooked, lol <3

        1. Yes. The characters become our friends (or keep us wondering what horrible thing they’ll do next! Both work!). Enjoy the rest of the week and keep safe.

          1. dgkaye says:

            You too. <3

  4. I think I would have to start with the first book, rather than jump in at this one. I am surprised that nobody has optioned this for a TV series though. It has all the makings of a classic British detective drama.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Yes, that’s exactly what I was thinking, Pete. And considering the author is an actor, he might have some ideas for the cast as well. Enjoy the rest of the week! (Oh, and yes, starting with the first book is what I’d recommend. It’s a fascinating case as well).

  5. Woah… Okay, I’m on the hook. Olga you’ve definitely made me want to read this entire collection. Hugs on the wing.

    1. I think with your love for research and your interest in the period you’ll definitely enjoy it. Keep safe and enjoy the rest of the week. ♥

  6. What a superb and insightful review, Olga – I love British mysteries and even more tempting when set in the Victorian era. Toni x

    1. I think you’d love this series, Toni. Thanks for your comment and enjoy the rest of the week.

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