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“Expertly, Shepherd has re-created Dickensian London but made it anew so that I never felt ‘why would you re-do Dickens’ but did feel, ‘why has no one done this before?’ . . . A cracking good story, well told.”—New Books (U.K.)
 
“A highly compelling, immaculately written nineteenth-century murder mystery with a lot of Dickensian references in the language . . . an engaging read.”—The Independent

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review by . March 26, 2012
This book takes readers back to the mid 19th century in England, particularly London. A former policeman who has become a detective and a person finder, is enlisted by a father to try and find the whereabouts of his daughter, missing for many years. It appears to be an almost impossible task, but the fellow takes on the job.      While this is going on, the detective is hired by a rather sinister lawyer to find the author if several seemingly threatening notes sent to a prominent …
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