Book Reviews of Wobble to Death (Sergeant Cribb, Bk 1)

Wobble to Death (Sergeant Cribb, Bk 1)
Wobble to Death - Sergeant Cribb, Bk 1
Author: Peter Lovesey
ISBN-13: 9780140055573
ISBN-10: 0140055576
Publication Date: 4/24/1980
Pages: 176
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Viking Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
A fast read and a thoroughly enjoyable one! Sgt. Cribb is a terrific character, sort of an Inspector Lestrade from the Sherlock Holmes stories, but given wit, humor, and detective competency. The background of Victorian London comes alive, and the setting--of a grueling 6-day race--was clever and interesting. Good book!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great Victorian mystery set in 1879 London and the first in the Sergeant Cribb series.
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Wobble to Death is listed as one of the top 100 crime novels of all time by the British-based Crime Writers Association, and you can see why. It is set in London in the Victorian era during a six-day endurance race-walk, known during the time as a "wobble". Sergeant Cribb and his assistant Thackeray are called in when one of the competitors is murdered during the race. Lovesey gives a fabulous sense of place and time - the odors of the hall, the class distinctions, the language - a history lesson you didn't even realize you were learning. Lovesey makes each character memorable without a lot of backstory so the book can stay focused on the murder.
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Wasn't a particularly compelling or riveting mystery.