The Strings of Murder

The Strings of Murder (Frey & McGray, #1)The Strings of Murder by Oscar de Muriel

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Strings of Murder is set in the time of Jack the Ripper, a similarly gruesome murder occurs in Edinburgh and Frey, an out of favour London CID man is sent up there to help investigate. Frey is sent as a deputy to McGray, an eccentric Scot with a tragic past, who has set up a division to investigate supernatural going ons. Frey and McGray do not get on and there’s a lot of throwing insults around, which didn’t quite ring true, considering at least Frey should be the model of a polite Victorian but the insults were quite funny. Anyway, most of the story is well paced and gripping, I did feel that the ending was dragged out a tiny bit too long and the justification for the villain’s actions didn’t quite ring true either but this was a very entertaining start to a series, I will be reading the next one.

View all my reviews

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s