Friday, June 05, 2009

What We're Reading - Bleeding Heart Square

Up second on my recent recommended-by-others reading is another new mystery book Bleeding Heart Square by Andrew Taylor. If you like your mysteries moody, atmospheric and with a great sense of historical time and place, you are going to be right at home with Andrew Taylor. Bleeding Heart Square is set in London, England, in 1934, when a well-off Lydia Langstone leaves her husband and moves in with her father, who lives in a seedy boardinghouse in Bleeding Heart Square, in a hard luck part of town. As with all moody British pieces, this one has plenty of suspicious characters, all seemingly intertwined in the mysterious disappearance of the former owner of the boardinghouse. You can feel the pervading fog roll in and the underlying menace that lurks within the dark shadows. Well done, Mr. Taylor, well done! Thanks to Northwest patron Babbie for the recommendation.

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