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  • The Thief Taker
  • C.S. Quinn
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  • 24 August 2020
  • 9781477824931

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Review ´ The Thief Taker ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub The evidence street by street This terrifying pursuit will take Charlie deep into the black underbelly of old London where alchemy witchcraft and blood spells collideIn a city drowned in darkness death could be the most powerful magic of all. I m always looking for good historical fiction and especially historical crime something which is unfortunately very rare The Thief Taker immediately caught my eye it seemed to be intelligent historical fiction and there seemed to be no love story involved or at least wasn t the main focus The novel is set in London during the great plague People are dying by the dozens hundreds thousands But with all these deaths there is one which is different a young girl is dreadfully murdered by a plague doctor At the crime scene a dark spell seems to have been performed but parts of the spell seem to be missing Charlie Tuesday a young thief taker is asked to investigate the murder by the dead girl s sister What starts as the hunt for a madman soon turns into the investigation of a plot against the kingI really enjoyed reading The Thief Taker I liked how pitiless CS uinn described the plague and its horrors I knew how many people had died but I never imagined how dreadful it really was I also liked the characters Charlie is clever even though he only had a simple education Maria at times seems arrogant but really has a good heartI have some issues with the crime though I was a bit surprised but who the murderer was But I found that the solution of the murders ended a bit abruptly I also have some problems with insane people committing crimes Crimes committed by sane people just seem so moch realThe book had an open ending I usually prefer books and especially crime novels to have a closed ending But in this case I didn t mind In fact I m really looking forward to reading the next volume and finding out about the plot and Charlie s past

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Review ´ The Thief Taker ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub This is no isolated death The killer's mad appetites are part of a master plan that could destroy London and reveal the dark secrets of Charlie's own pastNow the thief taker must find this murderous mastermind before the plague obliterates. This book was awarded to me by NetGalleyI enjoyed this historical fiction very much The Plague doctor was totally frightening Descriptions were spot on Just the time period in London during the plague and what people would do had me on the edge of my seat and add the mystery involved here it was a great suspense telling A girl goes to a thief taker to help solve the murder of her sister the interaction between Charlie and Anne Marie was superb All of the characters were well defined in their dealings with each other It kept in line and in time very well The witchcraft aspect in those days was worked in wellIt was the last few chapters the reveal that was a bit disappointing I liked the tension between Charlie and Marie as he told her he would call her loved that bit and when they became soft toward each other was not what I wanted ok when she was drunk though As high spirited as she was and what she said about her betrothed what happened to him anyway I did not think she would fall for someone she clearly thought to be so much below her station even though he was a better person and saved her life than once maybe if he had become rich at the end she would have changed her mind showing her colors again And he could have put her off for thatThe relationships at the last few chapters were a little confusing the plague doctor his wife the mayor and his assistant and the King s guard Maybe I was not catching on to what I should have I will not put in spoilers about what I did get but it seemed a little muddled or maybe it was in my head that was the muddleI guess there were other things I was hoping for things that were built up over the story seemed to get let go Charlie s brother what happened to him The mystery of their mother was just plopped out there and not treated as I thought it would beThe trunk where did it go What else did it holdOver all I really did like this book I was just hoping for some other information at the end

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Review ´ The Thief Taker ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub The year is 1665 Black Death ravages London A killer stalks the streets in a plague doctor's hood and maskWhen a girl is gruesomely murdered thief taker Charlie Tuesday reluctantly agrees to take on the case But the horrific remains tell him. In the 1660s thief takers solved the cases that were beneath the dignity of the typical London watchmen The poorer sort of people who had experienced a crime or theft would come to men like the title character in this story for justice He would attempt to track down the perpetrator by finding the property that they took and fencedUsually the thief taker could either get the property back for his client or turn the thief in to the higher authorities But the punishments back then were so barbaric chopping off a hand splitting noses that the thief taker would usually just let the criminal go with a warning to not steal again or advise him to find a different clienteleCharlie Tuesday is a thief taker in London One day a beautiful young woman comes to him for help in solving her sister s murder Normally he doesn t work on any cases larger than theft but the money that is offered is than he can refuseFrom the strange mutilation of the body he determines that there s to this crime than meets the eye As the plague descends on London he and Anna Maria race to stop the murderer from striking again and perhaps even threatening the throne of England itself The Thief Taker s scenery is lush The customs clothing and food from 1665 are so different from what we have now The reader is whisked away to a world that is the same in some ways human behavior and emotions and so different in other ways social structures and occupations I didn t even know what a thief taker was until I read this book The story is an intricate mystery with the murders possible witchcraft and treason I didn t see the ending coming at all It could be that I don t read that many mysteries but I thought that it was really well doneAnother fascinating piece to this story are the plague victims The horrific conditions that the author describes like bodies rotting in the streets and the Thames becoming clogged with corpses around London Bridge actually took placeBecause of these icky details The Thief Taker occasionally veers towards the horror genre but never really crosses that line I kept picturing the rotting plague victims as zombies In some ways they re similar Contact with a plague victim could bring infection Sometimes the main character would come across a body that would appear dead but wasn t dead At one point in the story a character describes the plague victims who are wandering the streets in search of mercy as the walking dead It was very creepyAlso the societal breakdown that accompanied the plague was so uick Every moment the characters were in the London streets was filled with tension The reader didn t know if a plague victim was going to pop out of a uarantined house or if a thug was going to try to commit a robbery in a dark alleyReaders who like the historical fiction of Philippa Gregory Judith Merkle Riley and Sarah Dunant may enjoy thisI received a free copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads program CC Программирование на языке высокого уровня plague doctor's hood and maskWhen a girl is gruesomely murdered thief taker Charlie Tuesday reluctantly agrees to take on the case But the horrific remains tell him. 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