Let me start by saying, I loved this novel!
I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Inspector of the Dead follows Thomas De Quincey (the “opium-eater”), along with his daughter and two detectives as they try to solve a series of murders plaguing British society. The mystery behind the murders thickens as they may be practice to get to Queen Victoria.
It has been a while since I found a mystery that I really go into, but once I started this novel, I was hooked. I did not read the first book in this series (Murder as a Fine Art) but found that Inspector of the Dead did well as a stand-alone. Morrell provided enough background information about the characters, that I didn’t feel lost.
Each character in this novel had their own voice and personality, especially the main character Thomas De Quincey. Readers got a glimpse of that fine line between genius and insanity. Morrell wrote events in the novel at a fast pace. As the stakes grew higher, the plot increased in intensity and as a reader, I was buzzing through the pages.
As I said before, I was enthralled by this book. Although I did figure out who our villain was before the reveal, the motive was grander than I imagined.
Check out this series, it will be worth it.