City of Devils

Diana Bretherick (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$25.95
Publisher
Pegasus Books
Publish Date
July 15, 2014
Pages
458
Dimensions
6.4 X 1.5 X 9.3 inches | 1.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781605985770
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About the Author

Diana Bretherick, a former criminal defense attorney, is a lecturer in criminology and criminal law at Portsmouth University in England. She won the Good Housekeeping new novel competition last year for City of Devils.

Reviews

Bretherick, a lecturer in criminology, brings earnest zeal.
Vivid descriptions of late 19th-century Turin, so real the reader can almost smell and taste the city, enhance this enthralling debut crime novel. Readers of historical crime fiction who are interested in forensics and criminology will eat up this novel.
Dark matter, some interesting history on criminology.
A young Scotsman (I imagined Arthur Conan Doyle or Robert Louis Stevenson) travels to Italy at the cusp of the 20th century to study under a master criminologist whose controversial theories are under attack, including from a serial killer who may be taunting the teacher in this fascinating historical thriller.
Vivid evocations of Turin and the scientific milieu of the day.
Bretherick weaves together a number of strands into a complex tale that ends with a genuinely surprising revelation of the identity of the murderer. This is a historical crime novel with real originality and narrative energy.