A Rare Interest in Corpses

by Ann Granger | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingLeishaCamdenwing of Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on 1/3/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by wingLeishaCamdenwing from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Sunday, January 3, 2010
Copied from amazon.co.uk:

This is a gripping Victorian crime novel set in the heart of London from a highly respected author. It is 1864 when Lizzie Martin takes up the post of companion to a wealthy widow who is also a slum landlord. Lizzie is intrigued to learn that her predecessor as companion disappeared, supposedly having run off with an unknown man. But when the girl's body is found in the rubble of one of the recently demolished slums around the prestigious new railway station at St Pancras, Lizzie begins to wonder exactly what has been going on. She has re-made the acquaintance of a childhood friend, now Inspector Benjamin Ross, and with his help starts to investigate, risking her life to unearth the truth about the death of a girl whose fate seems interlinked with her own.

About the Author
Ann Granger has worked in British embassies in various parts of the world. She met her husband, who was also working for the British Embassy, in Prague and together they received postings to places as far apart as Munich and Lusaka. They are now permanently based in Oxfordshire.

I really like the title of this book, that's what got my interest first and foremost. :-) But it sounds like an entertaining read. :-) I'm not familiar with the author, but hoping for the best.

This is a trade paperback edition from Headline, published in 2006.

Pretty sure I got this book at a flea market somewhere. :-)

Journal Entry 2 by wingLeishaCamdenwing at Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Finally got around to reading this book some months ago. It's not exactly great literature, but it's entertaining enough. Not entirely convincing as period literature, but the story is pretty well thought out and the characters kept me interested. I would consider reading another book by this author if I came across it and was in the right mood - ie, not looking for anything life-changing, but wanted entertainment that's also a little bit challenging. If that makes sense. :-)

I'd recommend this book to other readers who enjoy crime fiction and period stories. If you don't like the latter, you should probably steer clear of this book. :-)

Journal Entry 3 by wingLeishaCamdenwing at OsloS-OBCZ in Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (4/10/2013 UTC) at OsloS-OBCZ in Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway


In the zone after meetup today, unless someone else takes it with them straight away. :-)

Journal Entry 4 by Jannike at -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway on Sunday, April 14, 2013
Brought this book home from the BC-meetup.
After I have read it, I will give it to sota48.

Journal Entry 5 by Jannike at -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway on Saturday, April 18, 2020
I enjoyed this novel, both the story in itself and the insight it gives us into how life was for a woman without family and money in London about 150 years ago.

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