The Mangle Street Murders

The Mangle Street Murders

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1882. London is at its murkiest yet most vibrant, wealthiest yet most poverty-stricken. No sooner does March Middleton arrive to live with her guardian, Sidney Grice, than a case presents itself: a young woman has been brutally murdered, and her husband is the only suspect. The victim's mother is convinced of her son-in-law's innocence, and March is so touched by her pleas she offers to cover Sidney's fee herself.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Crime, 2014
Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition
ISBN: 9781605985398
Branch Call Number: FICTION Kas
Characteristics: 329 pages ; 24 cm


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The Mangle Street Murders by MRC Kasasian

M.R.C. Kasasian’s The Mangle Street Murders begins a murder-by-gaslight series which may appeal to fans of Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, or Carole Nelson Douglas’ Irene Adler.

“It’s a pity you’re not prettier,” or words to that effect seem to follow March Middleton everywhere she goes. She is alone in the world after her surgeon-father’s death, her mother having died at her birth. (more)

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March Middleton has just come to live with her guardian, Sidney Grice, a personal investigator, when a beautiful woman comes begging for Sidney to help save her son-in-law from the gallows. When March agrees to pay the woman’s fee so that Sidney will investigate the case, March refuses to be lef... Read More »

March Middleton helps her godfather Sidney Grice, London’s most famous personal detective, in 1880s London, England.

Set between the refined buildings of Victorian Bloomsbury and the stinking streets of London's East End, this novel is for those who like their crime original, atmospheric, and very, very funny.

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Nov 30, 2016

(The first book in the Gower Street Detective series)

May 13, 2014

Very fun book, witty and funny. Looking forward to the next one!

Apr 12, 2014

Sidney Grice is not Sherlock Holmes, although at first inspection there are several similarities between the detectives.

This book is immensely humanized by the main female (non-romantic) character. Without her this would be a dull story.


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