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London, 1883. 125 Gower Street was once a house of justice, truth, and perspicacity. Now madness, murder, and scandal lurk in its empty halls. It is rumored that its owner - Sidney Grice, London's foremost personal detective - has been driven to the brink of despair. But, as with all good stories, we must begin at the beginning.
When Sidney Grice journeys to Yorkshire to solve a mysterious death, March Middleton, his ward, is left to her own devices in a London swarming with danger and vice. Curiosity, as we know, has a dark edge. So when an intriguing letter leads March to the gates of the palatial Saturn Villa and into the nightmarish world of her long-lost uncle, it could be the beginning of an end for all.
©2016 M. R. C. Kasasian (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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By John S. on 04-07-16

Why the narrator switch?

Lindy Nettleton was a much better fit to narrate the series, but it seems she's no longer available. Ms. Nichols was pretty good doing the voices of the other characters (especially Uncle Tolly), but I didn't connect with her as March.

I didn't mind having the middle section given from Grice's point of view at all, except that he's so very obnoxious I wanted March around to counteract that. Molly was a bit over-the-top in being so dense, though it was fun to see Grice having to put up her. As for the plot, I'm not sure I quite got it entirely? The ending was a bit of a shock, but not totally unbelievable.

Looking forward to the next book, though hoping it's a bit less convoluted.

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By Michael on 11-29-17

Too long and totally ridiculous solution

This is a poor Sherlock Holmes ripoff. The “personal “detective is a completely obnoxious terrible person, nothing likable about him at all. His Watson is his female ward, who is likeable and independent, but her character does not compensate for the “ personal” detecive’s negatives. The story is too confusing, too long, and the solution is totally unpredictable and totally ridiculous.

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