Book Reviews of A Broken Vessel (Julian Kestrel, Bk 2)

A Broken Vessel (Julian Kestrel, Bk 2)
A Broken Vessel - Julian Kestrel, Bk 2
Author: Kate Ross
ISBN-13: 9780140234534
ISBN-10: 0140234535
Publication Date: 6/1/1995
Pages: 289
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 38 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed A Broken Vessel (Julian Kestrel, Bk 2) on + 119 more book reviews
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The book was riveting from start to finish. Highly recommend.
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A mystery set in London's haymarket district features a prostitute, her brother, and three 'clients' who hold the key to solving the murder.
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Good light mystery reading. Nicely written description of life in England during the Regency.
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Very well written and enjoyable. I liked this better than the first Julian Kestrel book, because that one was an English country house murder mystery, and this one shows us a lot about the seamy side of London. The characters of Julian's valet, Dipper, and his sister Sally are well developed. I thought I knew quite a bit of Regency slang from reading many historicals, but this book had a lot of slang that was new to me. I loved the colorful language, it really added to the fun.
My only criticism is that some of the characters attitudes and actions seemed out of place for the early 19th century. They seemed more like early 20th century. But that quibble aside, it's a great book. I'm sorry there's only 2 more left in this series to read.
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Julian Kestrel solves a mystery brought to him by Sally Stokes, a Cockney prostitute and sister of his valet.