Saturday 22 February 2014

Review ~ Dream of the Dead by M G Scarsbrook


November 2013

A wealthy theatre producer is found dead

A rare corrosive poison has burned through his stomach.

No-one knows why....

D I Jack Ravenshaw is the main character in this fast action thriller which focuses on events which are happening in London’s theatre district. The story gets off to a promising start and the introduction of the main character is done with certain panache and more than a hint of mystery. There is much to discover about this enigmatic young man and as the story progresses we are treated to hints about his past which help to move the story along.

The mystery at the heart of the story is well handled and there are more than enough twists and turns between the pages to keep you guessing. The theatre district really comes alive and the characters seem believable without being overzealous. As this is the start of a proposed series, there is a certain amount of scene setting, but overall it’s done in a lively and entertaining way.

I enjoyed Dream of the Dead and look forward to seeing how the series progresses in future books.

My thanks to the author for my copy of this book.

M. G. Scarsbrook

M. G. Scarsbrook is the author of three novels and the editor of four literary collections. Since 2011 his books have sold more than 20,000 copies worldwide and been translated into five languages. English editions of his work are sold in paperback, eBook, and audiobook formats at all major online bookstores. A member of the prestigious Crime Writers' Association and the Society of Authors, he lives in the UK and is working on the next book in the West End Murders series


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