Release date - 1st March 2018
Book length - 208 pages
Publisher - Sapere Books
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I want to thank Caoimhe from saperebooks.com for providing me with an e-copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Looking for your new favourite historical mystery series? Perfect for fans of Sherlock Holmes, Rory Clements and Antonia Hodgson…
Jack the Ripper is stalking the streets of London. Can anyone stop the serial killer before more women are murdered?
Whitechapel is full of the noise of August Bank Holiday celebrations. Everyone is in high spirits until a woman – Martha Turner – is discovered brutally murdered.
Her friend, Esther, a lowly seamstress turned female sleuth, is determined to find the killer.
A young police officer, Jack Enright, takes the lead on the case, and he and Esther soon embark on a professional – and personal – relationship.
When another murder is committed and whispers of a slasher calling himself Jack the Ripper start flowing through the London streets, the search becomes even more desperate.
The police are on the wrong track and the young couple take matters into their own hands, and soon find themselves navigating through London's dark underbelly.
Can they find the murderer before he kills again? Will anyone listen to their suspicions?
Or will this dark presence continue to haunt Whitechapel…?
THE GASLIGHT STALKER is the first crime thriller in an exciting new historical series, the Esther and Jack Enright Mysteries, a traditional British detective series set in Victorian London and packed full of suspense.
While I am definitely not an expert on Jack the Ripper, it always sparks my interest when I see it on a book and in the case of THE GASLIGHT STALKER by David Field which blends fact and fiction throughout its pages, this novel did not disappoint.
Esther is a well brought up young lady who has fallen on hard times who works hard as a seamstress from her room in a boarding house. When her neighbour, and friend, Martha is found murdered and the investigation seems to be taking a wrong turn in her opinion, she begins to do some digging herself, and with the help of a handsome police officer, Jack, Esther is determined to uncover the truth. But the darker side of London is coming alive and danger awaits this young pair of amateur sleuths ...
The first book in a new historical crime series, THE GASLIGHT STALKER by David Field held my interest from start to finish and I look forward to more from this author. The setting and time period come alive on every page and while there were times when Esther and Jack seem a little naive, they are characters that you come to care for as they try to uncover the truth. Mixing facts about Jack the Ripper with fiction really works well in this novel and I easily read this book in a couple of hours.
THE GASLIGHT STALKER by David Field is an interesting take on a famous killer and is sure to be a hit with historical crime fiction fans everywhere.
David was born in post-war Nottingham, and educated at Nottingham High School. After obtaining a Law degree he became a career-long criminal law practitioner and academic, emigrating in 1989 to Australia, where he still lives.
Combining his two great loves of History and the English language he began writing historical novels as an escape from the realities of life in the criminal law, but did not begin to publish them until close to fulltime retirement, when digital publishing offered a viable alternative to literary agencies, print publishers and rejection slips.
Now blessed with all the time in the world, his former hobby has become a fulltime occupation as he enjoys life in rural New South Wales with his wife, sons and grandchildren to keep him firmly grounded in the reality of the contemporary world.
David Field is published by Sapere Books.
For more information:
Website - davidfieldauthor.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/David-Field-Author-1310348185738473/
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