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Friday, March 20, 2015

Murder by Sarah Pinborough


Murder by Sarah Pinborough concludes the two-volume journey into the unsolved murders of the late 1800’s.  Remnants of the Ripper case linger with announcements of the death of purported Rippers. Juliana has given birth to little James who will become the center of attention. Dr. Bond’s mind is racing as he wrestles with the unsolved former mysteries and is interrupted by a new set of bizarre murders: that of little children who are left in boxes in the Thames. More little souls for the Upir?
The priest is found dead. Dr. Bond visits Aaron. Tag you’re it.
What we have here is “the ends justifies the means” kind of tale. How our murderer justifies the killing sis astonishing. We are dragged into this opium-induced hallucination of a life or a dream. Which is it? Whatever it is the metallic taste that visits our palate once in a while and that is creepy. It makes me wonder about my own justifications and “monkeys” on my back.

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