“The Yard”

The book for review is “The Yard” by Alex Grecian. It falls in the genre of historical fiction.

Meet Scotland Yard’s Inspector Walter Day. Times are tough especially when England and her citizens are still reeling from the crimes of Jack the Ripper who the police have not caught. Tensions is high as the confidence in the law is very low.

A new crime way is on the rise again. This time cops are being killed. Their bodies being placed in steamer trunks, their eyes sewed shut and being left to deteriorate. The detectives from the Murder Squad are on high alert to catch this criminal before they lose more of their own.

Teaming up with the Yard’s first forensic pathologist, Dr. Bernard Kingsley, and some from his squad they undertake a huge task.

In this period chimney sweepers are abundant, however the ones who do the actual work are children. Those who are small enough to fit inside to do the job. While missing children in a city as big as London doesn’t seem to get notice one such boy does. His dead body being found by one of the men that works with Inspector Day.

How does this all blend in together? And will they solve these crimes before another hit is discovered?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book . I simply could not put it down. It was well written and developed. I highly recommend this book if you are a reader of thrillers.

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