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On Vox: An okay read

Bruce Alexander's Murder in Grub Street appealed to my love of historical mysteries. The historical details were intriguing: London in the 1700s (prior to my more familar readings in Victorian London, but involving some of the places featured in Anne Perry's Thomas Pitt mysteries), Samel Johnson, Hassidic Jews, and a blind magistrate playing detective who is none other than the brother of Henry Fielding.

The historical facts and the mystery itself were satisfactory. The story, however, felt lacking, as there seemed so much missed opportunity to provide emotional depth to the characters.

It was worth reading once, but it's sitting in my donation pile, as I don't want to read it again.

Originally posted on mmarques.vox.com

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