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Good book - very vivid descriptions of the city. It's not a drawing-room mystery. It's more like a Tom Clancy novel than an Agatha Christie. ... Excellent writing, well-paced, great characters. I was impressed by the way the author handled the first person narration.

I read it all the way thru, so I guess I enjoyed it somewhat: but my lasting impression is one of irritation at the book. I sort of thought it was a knockoff, Sherlock Holmes meets The Silence of the Lambs. It gives the promise of being superbly researched, but Theodore Roosevelt's inclusion seems more like a gimmick than a necessary story point. I'd rather have the originals: Sherlock Holmes is so much better, and so in its way is Silence. Somehow, the book neither acknowledged nor transcended the work that had gone before, work to which Carr clearly owed a huge debt.

My impression, anyway.

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