My favorite historical mystery series and it keeps getting better. Seriously, this series demonstrates how a historical mystery should be done. You drop down a rabbit hole and wander around in the damp dangerous world of Victorian England. The amount of research Mr. Morrell must have done is staggering, yet he weaves the historical elements and the lives of real people seamlessly into a breathtaking mystery thriller without sparing one ounce of tension.
Several times along the way I found myself stopping to delve into the historical story lines because Morrell made them so interesting.
Please, someone make this into a movie or, better yet, a series.
5 stars. 6 stars. However many—just read it.