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Pam in Kennewick, August 4, 2010 (view all comments by Pam in Kennewick)
A friend passed this book along to me, and I left it waiting to be read FAR too long. I didn't know I was postponing so much fun. It's reminiscent of Conan Doyle, but with the verve of the last (2009) Sherlock Holmes movie. I won't wait to read the next installment in the story of Thomas Llewelyn and his boss.

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Elizabeth Brown, August 15, 2006 (view all comments by Elizabeth Brown)
Quite engrossing. Great characters. Good period stuff. Maybe it's a five but I have issues saying it's 'the best' about anything.
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Product Details

Thomas, Will
Touchstone Books
Historical - General
Mystery & Detective - Historical
General Fiction
Mystery fiction
Historical fiction
Mystery Historical
Edition Description:
Publication Date:
May 2005
Grade Level:
8 x 5.25 in 8.575 oz

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Product details 304 pages Touchstone Books - English 9780743256193 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Modeled after the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, but with a verve all its own, this debut mystery introduces a likable pair of sleuths and explores the Jewish quarter of Victorian London. Fresh, self-effacing Thomas Llewelyn is a plucky lad down on his luck (he was booted out of Oxford and served eight months in prison for petty theft) when he becomes the unlikely assistant to idiosyncratic Cyrus Barker, a patently Holmesian private detective with an enigmatic background in China. Hardly has Llewelyn settled into his new quarters in his employer's residence when he is called upon to assist Barker in an investigation of the crucifixion death of a young Jewish scholar. The convoluted tale leads through the tightly circumscribed Jewish ghetto, as it appears that the murder may be the overture to a pogrom by vicious anti-Semitic factions. Barker's methods ('You see, I try to throw a web over London and sit like a spider in the midst of it all, my fingers on the strands') and Thomas's tone ('I must admit, sir,' I confessed, 'that I doubted you a little') may owe much to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but the author's lively, learned tour of the various foreign enclaves of 19th-century London is notably contemporary. Besides initiating Llewelyn into the rigors of detective work, Barker introduces his young associate to a number of exotic cuisines, Chinese and Italian among them. Such period curiosities and the growing friendship between Llewelyn and Barker are the chief delights of this engaging novel. Agent, Maria Carvainis. (June) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "A story full of fascinating Jewish atmosphere and authenticity set in Victorian London. An exciting page-turner with two original detectives. I look forward to their next adventure!"
"Review" by , "The danger involved in beginning Some Danger Involved at bedtime is missing a night's sleep. Once Thomas's colorful characters and vivid story grab hold, they don't let go. A thoroughly entertaining read."
"Review" by , "Thomas' storytelling is top-notch, generously filled with humor and attention to detail. He brings to life a London roiling with secret leagues, deadly organizations and hidden clubs and teaches Llewelyn — and us — to love it."
"Review" by , "More tales of Barker and Llewelyn are apparently planned; more would be most welcomed. Recommended, regardless of whether or not you're a fan of Holmes and Watson."
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