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One More Lie oBetween Charlie and Anne Marie was superb Allf the characters were well defined in their dealings with each Relentless (In Too Deep other It kept in line and in time very well The witchcraft aspect in those days was worked in wellIt was the last few chapters the reveal that was a bit disappointing I liked the tension between Charlie and Marie as he told her he would call her loved that bit and when they became soft toward eachther was not what I wanted Midnight Touch (Harlequin Blaze ok when she was drunk though As high spirited as she was and what she said about her betrothed what happened to him anyway I did not think she would fall for someone she clearly thought to be so much below her station even though he was a better person and saved her life thannce maybe if he had become rich at the end she would have changed her mind showing her colors again And he could have put her Cracking the Coding Interview off for thatThe relationships at the last few chapters were a little confusing the plague doctor his wife the mayor and his assistant and the King s guard Maybe I was not catchingn to what I should have I will not put in spoilers about what I did get but it seemed a little muddled Hidden Potential or maybe it was in my head that was the muddleI guess there werether things I was hoping for things that were built up Gravity Is the Thing over the story seemed to get let go Charlie s brother what happened to him The mysteryf their mother was just plopped Contract Law Directions out there and not treated as I thought it would beThe trunk where did it go What else did it holdOver all I really did like this book I was just hoping for somether information at the end view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler You should be really glad you never will have to worry too much about the bubonic plague seriously After reading this wonderful book Votre cerveau est dfinitivement extraordinaire ! - 50 nouvelles astuces de mentaliste qui vont vous changer la vie of exceptional storytelling I am This for me is storytelling at it s finest thrown in some history and add a dashf adventure and mystery and you are Remarkables on to a winner So what s the book about The year is 1665 Black Death ravages London A killer stalks the streets in a plague doctor s hood and maskWhen a girl is gruesomely murdered thief taker Charlie Tuesday reluctantly agrees to taken the case But the horrific remains tell him this is no isolated death The killer s mad appetites are part Citizen Outlaw of a master plan that could destroy London and reveal the dark secretsf Charlie s A Pimps Life own pastNow the thief taker must find this murderous mastermind before the plaguebliterates the evidence street by street This terrifying pursuit will take Charlie deep into the black underbelly Gigolos Get Lonely Too ofld London where alchemy witchcraft and blood spells collideIn a city drowned in darkness death could be the most powerful magic A Winter Wonderland (A Lucy Stone Mystery, of allMy ReviewI loved this book not usually a massive fanf books with a historical theme I went for it anyway It did not disappoint me Before I get into my thoughts to share with you indulge me for a moment in a brief and true history lesson to set the scene The Great Plague Temptation (The Hunted of London in 1665 was the last in a long seriesf plague epidemics that first began in London in June 1499 The Great Plague killed between 75000 and 100000 f London s rapidly expanding population f about 460000First suspected in late 1664 London s plague began to spread in earnest eastwards in April 1665 from the destitute suburb Secret Observations on the Goat-Girl of St Giles through rat infested alleys to the crowded and sualid parishesf Whitechapel and Stepney Unbound on its way to the walled Cityf LondonBy September 1665 the death rate had reached 8000 per week Let that sink in Scary huh So this book is set in 1665 when the Great Plague An Extreme Modification (Milked by Royalty, of London was at it s peak The men that everyone seeksut when a household member is suspecting to be ill with the plague were called the Plague DoctorsAfter reading this book I uickly concurred that in the world CS uinn created these people didn t come with much f a bedside manner but how the imagination runs riot with imagery Nor very pleasant visitors no indeed Charlie summoned the image f a plague doctor to mind In their dark capes ghoulish masks and crystal eye glasses they frightened adults as well as children The long metal beaks were stuffed with camphor and vinegar to protect the wearer from the foul air lending the doctors an acrid stench And their treatments almost always involved blood letting and lancing Everlost (Skinjacker, of plague buboils Certainly he crossedver the road if he saw The Lennon Prophecy one Nice huh This book has wonderfully descriptive words all the way through it I really felt transported back to this dreadful and dangerous time in history and was caught up in the whole story Pure escapism at it s finestCharlie is a thief taker hired to find the thieves that stole from those who had the money to pay him his fees But he gets asked an unusual reuest from a pretty young woman to please help find who killed her sister in her bed whilst she was I ll From that very moment against all instinct and judgement Charlie is really in the thickf itThe story is interwoven with a few different stories at the same time seamlessly done Each story line is really interesting and Japonia w sześciu smakach of course they all come together as they should at the end to complete theverall book Charlie is uick to realise that the murdered woman he saw was not killed by any Aqidah Islam ordinary person but that evil was abound in London The signs were there Pure evil witchcraft indeed GaspThe mystery is how he is connected to it all around his neck he wears a key see the book cover and he knows not what it is for It is from this that the restf the story evolves as Charlie follows the steps f the murderer and the clues they leave behind Who is this person Why are they killing the way they do Why the witchcraft What is the message What is the master the way they do Why the witchcraft What is the message What is the master The story changes point f view between different characters such as the King the Mayor Geek Feminist Revolution of London Charlie and most interestingly the person themselves that murdered in such a foul and evil way and has little intentionf stopping I found the characters fascinating and well written Charlie comes across as bold courageous and somewhat charming raises as an Lucky Luciano orphan as a young boy he kindf pulls A Reader& on the heart strings a bit but he s so clever and so interesting to follow in this book The evil murdererplague doctor character is disturbing and the way this character develops and is unraveled through the book is brilliant By the end I was looking backn where I went with this character and think it was some very clever book writing You will hopefully love this aspect The Ladys Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness of the book tooIt s hard to share without spoilers but I can say the book is extremely enjoyable it has everything you want to escape with a good book the plot is excellent it has enough twists and turns that you can t work it allut for yourself Some f the imagery conjured up around the ugliness f being riddled with the plague might put you Euripides Fabulae: Vol. II: (Sup., El., Her., Tro., Iph.Tau., Ion): 2 off food for a while Seriously nasty stuff that was The book is also a lotf fun a bit Jean-Paul Sartre of a romp as we walk the streets with the beggars the hungry the prostitutes the gamblers the thief takers the plague doctors the watchmen andf course those cursed with the plague You can almost SMELL how bad it was back then just by descriptions It s history with well written interesting story around it the historical base used as a base for the rest f the exciting journey It s not a slow read nor does it hurtle along too uickly It s just right I loved the ending and how it all came together I had not predicted most f it so was surprised and delighted I had moments In Enemy Hands (Honor Harrington, of horror readingf the plague the death pits with up to a thousand bodies thrown in the sickness the "Poverty And The Sheer Helplessness "and the sheer helplessness the whole situation A fascinating entertaining superbly written debut novel I think CS uinn got all the elements right in pulling this book together I really enjoyed it and absorbed and hung How Ireland Really Went Bust. by Matt Cooper on to every word Recommended for anyone really you don t have to be a fanf historical novels it s a darn good read11914 I ve just bumped my rating from a 4 star to 5 star It s because this book keeps coming back to me days after reading it It s been so memorable Not a lot f books do that with me I received a copy Of This Book Thanks To this book thanks to publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review In the 1660s thief takers solved the cases that were beneath the dignity f the typical London watchmen The poorer sort Bambi and Me of people who had experienced a crimer theft would come to men like the title character in this story for justice He would attempt to track down the perpetrator by finding the property that they took and fencedUsually the thief taker could either get the property back for his client Pocahontas or turn the thief in to the higher authorities But. This is no isolated death The killer's mad appetites are partf a master plan that could destroy London and reveal the dark secrets Bala Santa of Charlie'swn pastNow the thief taker must find this murderous mastermind before the plague Book of Magickal and Occult Rites and Ceremonies obliterates. I got an ARC courtesyf NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewWhen it comes to knowing whether you liked a book Bald Eagle (Zeuss Pack or not some are really hard to place This novel isne The Lady Elizabeth (Elizabeth I, of thoseI really liked its atmosphere London in 1665 the way its streets and buildings were depicted how travelling fromne place to another was so much different from what we know today the many people we get to see all both divided and united in a common fear The plague is raging and everyone wants ut r tries to do with what they have including remedies and protective measures that we would definitely find stupid today but that must have made sense at some point The illness is sometimes depicted in really gruesome ways and it helps enforcing the constant fear the terror as soon as someone realises his spouse Ultimate Memory Book or her friend is developing plague tokens The descriptionf the plague doctor was also very vivd instilling dread as soon as he appearedThe interactions between Charlie and Anna Maria were uite funny at times he the boy left in an Pelnrušķis un trollis orphanage and proficient in the waysf the street she a young woman with the manners and expectations Far Strike (The Transcended Book 3) of someone born in a good though impoverished family At first I had my fears thatshe would be a dead weight but fortunately she proved she had resourcesf her O Mistério do Infante Santo own when it came to improvising and remaining strong throughout their journey to find who killed her sisterHowever I thought the plotn too many convenient Disgrace (Department Q, occurrences that happened by chance and not because Charlier Maria already had the relationships Monsoon or resources needed For instance a character who discoveredne Slice by Slice of the victims corpses later appears to work for another character that Charlie happens to know and is also a relationf yet another character that Charlie also happens to know All right a lot Angels Flight (Legion of Angels Book 8) of people had either fledr died from the plague but surely the world can t be such a small place all the time I would have accepted those coincidences easily if they had been Ice Maiden of Charlie s making but here they were too muchn the deus ex machina sideI also found the last chapters to be a muddle Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle of sorts Some things happened yet when I thought about them I realised that I didn t see them actually happen in a chapter and that there logically wouldn t have had time for them to happen the narrative should have shown them to the reader at least Revelations about the real identityf the murderer left me wondering if I had completely missed something Seducing the Heiress or if it was just confusing Same with how everyone was related within the plot I felt as if everything was dumpedn me all at And Cowboy Makes Three once too abruptly and in a waythat didn t always make senseFinally I wished a few elements had been explained Whatf Charlie s brother What secrets did the papers hold Was there actually some intriguing at the Court considering how many hints were dropped that the King knew something Teasing Her SEAL or that somef the people close to him were involved in some conspiracy Unless this book is the beginning Rancher Bears Baby (Rancher Bears, of a series in which case such information may be revealed in the next installment but I m not so sure about thatConclusion I really liked the depictionf plague ravaged London in the 17th century but the plot didn t cut it so much for me in the end 25 stars I m always looking for good historical fiction and especially historical crime something which is unfortunately very rare The Thief Taker immediately caught my eye it seemed to be intelligent historical fiction and there seemed to be no love story involved A Valentines Wish or at least wasn t the main focus The novel is set in London during the great plague People are dying by the dozens hundreds thousands But with all these deaths there isne which is different a young girl is dreadfully murdered by a plague doctor At the crime scene a dark spell seems to have been performed but parts Paixão Sem Disfarce of the spell seem to be missing Charlie Tuesday a young thief taker is asked to investigate the murder by the dead girl s sister What starts as the hunt for a madman soon turns into the investigationf a plot against the kingI really enjoyed reading The Thief Taker I liked how pitiless CS uinn described the plague and its horrors I knew how many people had died but I never imagined how dreadful it really was I also liked the characters Charlie is clever even though he Rain only had a simple education Maria at times seems arrogant but really has a good heartI have some issues with the crime though I was a bit surprised but who the murderer was But I found that the solutionf the murders ended a bit abruptly I also have some problems with insane people committing crimes Crimes committed by sane people just seem so moch realThe book had an In the Matter of the Complaint Against Egbert C. Smyth and Others, Professors of the Theological Institution in Phillips Academy, Andover open ending I usually prefer books and especially crime novels to have a closed ending But in this case I didn t mind In fact I m really looking forward to reading the next volume and findingut about the plot and Charlie s past Two sad plague infested stars The Thief Taker tells the story f 1665 plague "infested London and thief taker aka DUDE WHO WILL CHASE DOWN THIEVES AND "London and thief taker aka DUDE WHO WILL CHASE DOWN THIEVES AND ITEMS who will chase down thieves and stolen items a fee Charlie Tuesday as he tracks down a vile murderer dressed like a plague doctor mixing with witchcraft and political upheaval along the wayFirst the positives I m hardly an expert n 17th century British history but the novel certainly seems well researched There s a great amount Quantum (Captain Chase of attention and care given to historical detail To a history dunce like me it read as believable enough but any history experts will likely disagree I also liked the levelf creepiness The author doesn t shy away from horror both plague derived and man madeThe story s biggest weakness is in the writing The sentences are choppy bland and structured repetitively I found the plot to be mostly interesting but the poor writing kept me from getting invested I also found the romanc 9 SEP 2014 Suee I won I CANNOT wait for this book to arrive Thank youThank youThank youBook has arrived Will start reading tomorrow Saturday 20 SEP 2014 I leafed through and found where the author thanks Philipa Gregory an author I do not care for I presented this uestion to my Dear Friend Bettie Bettie will you please tell me something This young lady thanks Philipa Gregory Please tell me this book is nothing like Gregory s books is it As much as I want to read The Thief Taker I will be sad very sad if it is like Gregory s drivelI hope to the blue sky and beyond that this does not turn The Other Islam out to be a copycat Gregory book in style fiddling with historical factsr in any ther manner Because I am so very looking forward to reading and liking this book I will be royally angry And having reached the END I CAN SAY THE THIEF TAKER IS ABSOLUTELY I can say The Thief Taker is absolutely like Gregory s books and I hope the author never again feels the need to drop names You Ms uinn are good enough to sail your wn boat in your Light, Gesture, and Color own name 25 SEP 2014 Super This book left me breathless while travelling the plague rotted streetsf London with Charlie and Maria Thomas Malvern is a very bad man I was afriad Classic Krakauer: Mark Foo's Last Ride, After the Fall, and Other Essays from the Vault of him and the author s spotn descriptions Toxic Game (A GhostWalker Novel) of his plague doctorutfit I look forward to adventures with Charlie with Canada or without Maria Disclosure I won this book here and was also approved for a galley copy at Netgalleyn the same day I deeply appreciate the The Queens Fool / The Virgins Lover opportunity to read and review The Thief Taker While I may not have written anver long review containing a synopsis Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, of the bookthers have already provided that I hope this review demonstrates the excitement I felt while reading The Thief Taker Plus as soon as I turned the last page I turned to the first page and read it through a second time Terrific What a disappointmentI don t mean to sound like an ass but I simply cannot believe this author writes for her day job The syntax is abrupt and choppy andpainful She evidently has no idea how to work a comma The dialogue between lower class characters that doesn t contain contractions is enough to rip you right DogFace outf the storyThis is appallingly amateurish I ve read better fan fiction written by high school studentsI read than I probably should have the blurb made the book sound like something right up my alley Sadly it never improvedNice idea Wretched unprofessional execution Total waste What You Owe Me of time This book was awarded to me by NetGalleyI enjoyed this historical fiction very much The Plague doctor was totally frightening Descriptions were spotn Just the time period in London during the plague and what people would do had me Buffalo Woman Comes Singing on the edgef my seat and add the mystery involved here it was a great suspense telling A girl goes to a thief taker to help solve the murder Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant of her sister the interaction. 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The punishments back then were so barbaric chopping The Last Great Revolution off a hand splitting noses that the thief taker would usually just let the criminal go with a warning to not steal againr advise him to find a different clienteleCharlie Tuesday is a thief taker in London One day a beautiful young woman comes to him for help in solving her sister s murder Normally he doesn t work Shining City on any cases larger than theft but the money that isffered is than he can refuseFrom the strange mutilation Blind Spots of the body he determines that there s to this crime than meets the eye As the plague descendsn London he and Anna Maria race to stop the murderer from striking again and perhaps even threatening the throne A Boy and A Bear in a Boat of England itself The Thief Taker s scenery is lush The customs clothing and food from 1665 are so different from what we have now The reader is whisked away to a world that is the same in some ways human behavior and emotions and so different inther ways social structures and SOS occupations I didn t even know what a thief taker was until I read this book The story is an intricate mystery with the murders possible witchcraft and treason I didn t see the ending coming at all It could be that I don t read that many mysteries but I thought that it was really well doneAnother fascinating piece to this story are the plague victims The horrific conditions that the author describes like bodies rotting in the streets and the Thames becoming clogged with corpses around London Bridge actually took placeBecausef these icky details The Thief Taker St. Johns Wort occasionally veers towards the horror genre but never really crosses that line I kept picturing the rotting plague victims as zombies In some ways they re similar Contact with a plague victim could bring infection Sometimes the main character would come across a body that would appear dead but wasn t dead Atne point in the story a character describes the plague victims who are wandering the streets in search The Roman Family of mercy as the walking dead It was very creepyAlso the societal breakdown that accompanied the plague was so uick Every moment the characters were in the London streets was filled with tension The reader didn t know if a plague victim was going to poput Hirvenmetsästäjä of a uarantined houser if a thug was going to try to commit a robbery in a dark alleyReaders who like the historical fiction Hollywood Walk of Fame: 2000 Sensational Stars, Star Makers and Legends of Philippa Gregory Judith Merkle Riley and Sarah Dunant may enjoy thisI received a free copyf this book through Goodreads First Reads program Well that s a few hours A Christmas Miscellany of my life I shall never get back An unbelievable farrago so badly researched that I found myself actually looking up things I knew were wrong just in case I was mistaken after all The story itself is trivialne potentially interesting idea the debasement Too Bad to Die of the currency is very lightly touchedn at the end and all the witchery seems to be abandoned without us ever knowing any about it This may well be because there are books to come The secret scene doesn t help much and its Pinterest link doesn t workThe characters are inconsistently drawn with no particular effort to pull together motives and habits from their past into a coherent whole and no development in OXENBOXEN our knowledgef them Resist (Wicked Ways Book 1) or theirsf themselves Charlie just about stands up I suppose though his Beautiful Ghosts (Inspector Shan, occasionally selflessly tender heart isn t credibly embedded into his Artful Dodger background But Maria is a cipher and the relationship between them is embarrassing As for thether characters Thomas and Teresa give absolutely no insight into why they behave as they do it s really not enough to hint at post traumatic stress disorder and the glimpses Oh! Calcutta ofthers royal Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, or common are cartoonishBut it s the history that really makes me cringe Where shall I start Tower Bridger Regent StreetHer idea The Indian in the Cupboard (The Indian in the Cupboard, of 17thC London is bananas not to put too fine a pointn it Actually her idea Reasoning and the Logic of Things of London at any period is bonkers and I am stunned to find that she is apparently English and a journalist which would suggest that she should know London She has clearly no idea at all what the Cityf London actually is The Holcroft Covenant / The Rhinemann Exchange or was It is a discrete authority with very precise boundaries and is presidedver by the Lord Mayor The Night Before Christmas: or, A Visit from St. Nicholas: The Heirloom Edition of London not Mayor Lawrence he was no Boris but always Lord Mayorr Sir John Westminster is another discrete city a Royal The Queens Assassin (Queens Secret, one no Mayor here The wards and parishes between the two andut towards the suburbs were all under varying jurisdictions The autor continually confuses all f theseThe two major journeys that Charlie and were all under varying jurisdictions The autor continually confuses all f theseThe two major journeys that Charlie and take are nonsensical from Covent Garden where the tavern is supposed to be to Holborn where I think Maria is supposed to live though there is some confusion could not have included Cockspur Street which is the Lightning other sidef St Martin in the Fields They might have gone via Cock Lane but how could an author do that and simply witter Digital Web on about Charterhouse when the reeking messf Smithfield and the ancient priory Atomic Bodyslams to Whiskey Zippers of St Bartholomew are right in your way And what Londoner nay what intelligent human being with access to Google Maps could put Wapping several hours ride from Stratford Or FOUR HOURS downstream from the Tower And C uinn has worked at The TimesHere are a few really terrible howlersf the dozens I ve bookmarked Life is too short to mention them allFoundling Hospital p 19There was no Foundling Hospital in pre Fire London There were two City Orphanages and they weren t run by nunsWhy do you not eat the biscuits straightaway The crown stamped War of Hearts on them shows your crime p 26Ships biscuit was not marked for the Navy until Victorian times Nor was there a regular supply to the Navy until Pepys started to reorganise it Nor in fact were there naval uniforms as such at the time All that navy blue and gold braid came laterA setf new guards had been posted n Shaftesbury Circus Plague security was certainly stepping up thought Charlie p 27Shaftesbury Circus did not been posted n Shaftesbury Circus Plague security was certainly stepping up thought Charlie p 27Shaftesbury Circus did not does not exist Shaftesbury Portable Operating for Amateur Radio of Shaftesbury Avenue lived in the 19thC The place I think she means would have been deep in the slumf St Giles in the Fields Fer-de-Lance oddly enough where the first Plague cases were identified in 1665 Somewhere to avoid erm like the plagueThe King s mistress Louise Keroulle was walking across the roomp 61The author doesn t even spell her name correctly Louise de Keroualle was not the King s Mistress until after 1670 She had no brother George and was made Duchessf Portsmouth in 1673Ordinarily the smuggler brought in tobacco wine lace and silk to avoid paying duty at Tower Bridge p 67This is ridiculous Tower Bridge was built in the late 19thCThe whole Mother Mitchell storyline is bizarre she lives apparently in Mayfair which was uite literally an Procrastination Cure - How To Stop Procrastinating And Be Disciplined open field in 1665 with a small market called Shepherds Market The developmentf townhouses in Mayfair came in the 1680 s Later she is supposed to live in Regent Street which is not Mayfair is A Long Petal of the Sea of course named after the Prince Regent and was laidut in 1825Marc Anthony appears to be able to transport a sedan chair single handed did she think it was a kind Life of the Party of rickshaw and takes Charlie to a bear baiting Bear baiting was actually suppressed during the Plague but in any case the bear gardens weren the South Bank Later Gestin de documentos en la e-administracin (EL PROFESIONAL DE LA INFORMACIN) on they talkf Regents Park which again was named for the Prince Regent and was much laterp 74Marc Anthony also has a cottage in the little hamlet Falscher Glanz of Greenwich He commutednce a week into the City by rowboat through the marshlands at Deptford Creekp 68This is also bizarre Greenwich harboured a Royal Palace and is uite a grand little place Deptford was and is marshy but was also the home Best Karate, Vol.5: Heian, Tekki of enormous Royal Dockyards It s perhaps an hour s rowing upriver to the Tower past Wapping by the way Why would a boatman commutence a week such a short distance The actress Lynette She is your wife Was my wife But she is known all While Love Stirs (The Gregory Sisters, over the city p 191This is also just silly The namesf the very few actresses performing in the 1660 s are very well known and there is neither any Lynette nor would anyone have spoken Deal Breaker: The First Myron Bolitar Novel of her like that She would have been Mistress Tuesdayr whatever her The Ho Ho Ho Mystery (The Third Pig Detective Agency, own name wasthe chillf Cripplegate p 386The whole FenchurchAldersgateCripplegate mess Little Christmas Miracles only tells me again that the author never looked at a mapOh yes Buboils Buboils Since when Buboes is and was the name for the swellings Interestingly there s not a single hitn Google for this idiotic word buboilsWhat was the editor thinking Every Child Needs a Mentor of when her she passed this book fit for publication I checked all these points in half an hour Dispel Illusion (Impossible Times, on Wikipedia hardly a PhD research project I can t think that C S uinn has ever done any research at all let alone historica. The evidence street by street This terrifying pursuit will take Charlie deep into the black underbellyf Smillas Sense of Snow old London where alchemy witchcraft and blood spells collideIn a city drowned in darkness death could be the most powerful magicf all. ,
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