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The Unburied
The Unburied
Author: Charles Palliser
In Victorian England, Dr. Courtine is invited to spend the days before Christmas with Austin, a friend from his youth, in the Cathedral Close of Thurchester. Courtine hopes to research an unsolved mystery at the cathedral library, but when Austin captivates him with the story of the town ghost -- a macabre tale of murder and deception dating bac...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743410519
ISBN-10: 0743410513
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 432
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  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
I think it must be a keystone of the genre of Victorian fiction for it to be slow-moving. This was an interesting and well-written novel, but it had a rather annoying repetitive nature - the same three stories were retold over and over again, each time with a new possible solution. So, while it was interesting overall, it was just not terribly engrossing. The ending certainly tied together most of the loose threads in an original and satisfying way, which was really the salvation of the entire book. Still, the pace of the book was its main downfall. Although, the structure was original and the way it all worked out was pretty surprising.
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marys44 avatar reviewed The Unburied on + 7 more book reviews
If you like Dickens, you'll like Palliser. Twists and turns, and mysteries galore.
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A fairly dark, complicated, Victorian murder mystery. By the author of The Quincunx
woodworm avatar reviewed The Unburied on + 92 more book reviews
A Victorian mystery that took a bit to get into but then once the story got going it was intrigueing.


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