The Blue Girl (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad #2.5)

The Blue Girl (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad #2.5)

From the author of the nationally bestselling suspense novel The Yard and its sequel The Black Country, both novels of Scotland Yard?s Murder Squad, comes a short story of the Squad, a cautionary tale: Be careful what you wish for. October 1889: Constable Colin Pringle is a man of few illusions, but there is something about the girl in the canal, her skin a delicate shade o From the author of the nationally bestselling suspense novel The Yard and its sequel The Black Country, both novels...

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Title:The Blue Girl (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad #2.5)
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The Blue Girl (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad #2.5) Reviews

  • Sarah
    Jun 26, 2014

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

    Although it was a pretty short story like all of the other Murder Squad books it was well written.Kind of had a Sherlock Holmes feel to it.Cant wait for the next book in the series. ...

    Not Alex Grecian's usual standard I find short story writing unsatisfactory because the plot is so concentrated that it suffers from unbelievable story lines. There is very little build up to the sudden wrap up that it lacks the finesse of this author's usual work that I normally ap...

    Glad to finally read this! I liked this, it gave Pringle a little more of a sympathetic characterization than the novel did without completely changing his vain personality. I liked the ending as well for some of the same reasons. ...

    For fans of the Yard!! This is great as you would already know Constable Pringle?s background. It was nice to know him in a different light! ...

    The Blue Girl is officially listed as #2.5 in Grecian?s Murder Squad series, but I decided to review it first because the story takes place before the opening novel in the series, The Yard. But, I suggest reading The Yard, which I will review tomorrow, before The Blue Girl. The Yard ...

    My absolute favorite era is the late 1800s, around 1880 to 1899 to be roughly exact. The period of time where technology and science were starting to become a more common, and believable, thing that the average bloke understood and knew....even if it were a 'new' thing. Thus, I am alwa...

    What puzzles me about this book is that it seems to be numbered 2.5 in Grecian's 'Murder Squad' series, suggesting that the incident takes place after the second book. However, it involves Colin Pringle, a police sergeant who appears as a police constable and is subsequetly murdered in...

    This short story was interesting as it was told as an excerpt of Constable Pringle's diary. He was clearly affected by the death of a young girl whom is found in the canal. I'm not a fan of short stories but I like to read series tie-ins and this was a good one. I do really like Gra...

  • Schnaucl
    Sep 15, 2013

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

    Although it was a pretty short story like all of the other Murder Squad books it was well written.Kind of had a Sherlock Holmes feel to it.Cant wait for the next book in the series. ...

    Not Alex Grecian's usual standard I find short story writing unsatisfactory because the plot is so concentrated that it suffers from unbelievable story lines. There is very little build up to the sudden wrap up that it lacks the finesse of this author's usual work that I normally ap...

    Glad to finally read this! I liked this, it gave Pringle a little more of a sympathetic characterization than the novel did without completely changing his vain personality. I liked the ending as well for some of the same reasons. ...

    For fans of the Yard!! This is great as you would already know Constable Pringle?s background. It was nice to know him in a different light! ...

    The Blue Girl is officially listed as #2.5 in Grecian?s Murder Squad series, but I decided to review it first because the story takes place before the opening novel in the series, The Yard. But, I suggest reading The Yard, which I will review tomorrow, before The Blue Girl. The Yard ...

    My absolute favorite era is the late 1800s, around 1880 to 1899 to be roughly exact. The period of time where technology and science were starting to become a more common, and believable, thing that the average bloke understood and knew....even if it were a 'new' thing. Thus, I am alwa...

    What puzzles me about this book is that it seems to be numbered 2.5 in Grecian's 'Murder Squad' series, suggesting that the incident takes place after the second book. However, it involves Colin Pringle, a police sergeant who appears as a police constable and is subsequetly murdered in...

    This short story was interesting as it was told as an excerpt of Constable Pringle's diary. He was clearly affected by the death of a young girl whom is found in the canal. I'm not a fan of short stories but I like to read series tie-ins and this was a good one. I do really like Gra...

    A little nibble of Grecian before the next murder squad release. Read slightly out of sync, but the story stands up on its own and as ever places you smack in the middle of a filthy dank London with murder all around. In this story Constable Pringle, a man who wears the Coppers uniform...

    The crime is interesting and I liked the references to various wedding customs/superstitions. It might have been interesting to read a story from Pringle's point of view if we'd been given any new insight into his character or if he'd shown any depth or complexity of character. But...

  • Deanne
    Jun 14, 2015

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

  • Maria
    May 06, 2017

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

    Although it was a pretty short story like all of the other Murder Squad books it was well written.Kind of had a Sherlock Holmes feel to it.Cant wait for the next book in the series. ...

    Not Alex Grecian's usual standard I find short story writing unsatisfactory because the plot is so concentrated that it suffers from unbelievable story lines. There is very little build up to the sudden wrap up that it lacks the finesse of this author's usual work that I normally ap...

    Glad to finally read this! I liked this, it gave Pringle a little more of a sympathetic characterization than the novel did without completely changing his vain personality. I liked the ending as well for some of the same reasons. ...

    For fans of the Yard!! This is great as you would already know Constable Pringle?s background. It was nice to know him in a different light! ...

    The Blue Girl is officially listed as #2.5 in Grecian?s Murder Squad series, but I decided to review it first because the story takes place before the opening novel in the series, The Yard. But, I suggest reading The Yard, which I will review tomorrow, before The Blue Girl. The Yard ...

    My absolute favorite era is the late 1800s, around 1880 to 1899 to be roughly exact. The period of time where technology and science were starting to become a more common, and believable, thing that the average bloke understood and knew....even if it were a 'new' thing. Thus, I am alwa...

    What puzzles me about this book is that it seems to be numbered 2.5 in Grecian's 'Murder Squad' series, suggesting that the incident takes place after the second book. However, it involves Colin Pringle, a police sergeant who appears as a police constable and is subsequetly murdered in...

    This short story was interesting as it was told as an excerpt of Constable Pringle's diary. He was clearly affected by the death of a young girl whom is found in the canal. I'm not a fan of short stories but I like to read series tie-ins and this was a good one. I do really like Gra...

    A little nibble of Grecian before the next murder squad release. Read slightly out of sync, but the story stands up on its own and as ever places you smack in the middle of a filthy dank London with murder all around. In this story Constable Pringle, a man who wears the Coppers uniform...

    The crime is interesting and I liked the references to various wedding customs/superstitions. It might have been interesting to read a story from Pringle's point of view if we'd been given any new insight into his character or if he'd shown any depth or complexity of character. But...

    A girl has been found in the canal, her skin a delicate shade of blue. The detective in charge figures it's a suicide and not worth taking the time to investigate, but something about it bothers Constable Pringle so he decides to do a bit of digging on his own time (especially after th...

    I haven't read any of the Yard books yet so I am missing a lot of the context for this short story. I did like the historical setting and the characterizations. Unfortunately, the ending was quite abrupt and left me unsatisfied. Admittedly, though, it must have been somewhat successful...

    I liked this short story. Alex Grecian did a great job bringing Constable Pringle back to life and giving him a little more recognition. I liked Pringles humor and the story was good. It wasn't great, but it was enjoyable. I heard a rumor that Alex Grecian wants to continue with this c...

    This story is listed as 2.5 in the series, but it must be a prequel to The Yard. Pringle is alive and well and the rest of the force is not in evidence. He's not a strong enough character to carry an entire book, but I've wondered if Grecian regretted killing him off. He was a useful c...

    I picked this up as a sample, really, to see if I would like Alex Grecians's series. I did not enjoy it - the writing style is not for me, and the dialogue was not believable. I understand that the main character, Pringle, is not supposed to be likable, and he wasn't. I'm keeping the G...

    A short story that was entirely too short with only a few of the characters in it that are in The Yard. It was interesting, but I was ready to settle down to a nice, long book, so I confess to some disappointment. As a short story, it was interesting, however, and worth reading. ...

  • Jenny
    Jul 24, 2013

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

    Although it was a pretty short story like all of the other Murder Squad books it was well written.Kind of had a Sherlock Holmes feel to it.Cant wait for the next book in the series. ...

    Not Alex Grecian's usual standard I find short story writing unsatisfactory because the plot is so concentrated that it suffers from unbelievable story lines. There is very little build up to the sudden wrap up that it lacks the finesse of this author's usual work that I normally ap...

    Glad to finally read this! I liked this, it gave Pringle a little more of a sympathetic characterization than the novel did without completely changing his vain personality. I liked the ending as well for some of the same reasons. ...

    For fans of the Yard!! This is great as you would already know Constable Pringle?s background. It was nice to know him in a different light! ...

    The Blue Girl is officially listed as #2.5 in Grecian?s Murder Squad series, but I decided to review it first because the story takes place before the opening novel in the series, The Yard. But, I suggest reading The Yard, which I will review tomorrow, before The Blue Girl. The Yard ...

    My absolute favorite era is the late 1800s, around 1880 to 1899 to be roughly exact. The period of time where technology and science were starting to become a more common, and believable, thing that the average bloke understood and knew....even if it were a 'new' thing. Thus, I am alwa...

    What puzzles me about this book is that it seems to be numbered 2.5 in Grecian's 'Murder Squad' series, suggesting that the incident takes place after the second book. However, it involves Colin Pringle, a police sergeant who appears as a police constable and is subsequetly murdered in...

    This short story was interesting as it was told as an excerpt of Constable Pringle's diary. He was clearly affected by the death of a young girl whom is found in the canal. I'm not a fan of short stories but I like to read series tie-ins and this was a good one. I do really like Gra...

    A little nibble of Grecian before the next murder squad release. Read slightly out of sync, but the story stands up on its own and as ever places you smack in the middle of a filthy dank London with murder all around. In this story Constable Pringle, a man who wears the Coppers uniform...

    The crime is interesting and I liked the references to various wedding customs/superstitions. It might have been interesting to read a story from Pringle's point of view if we'd been given any new insight into his character or if he'd shown any depth or complexity of character. But...

    A girl has been found in the canal, her skin a delicate shade of blue. The detective in charge figures it's a suicide and not worth taking the time to investigate, but something about it bothers Constable Pringle so he decides to do a bit of digging on his own time (especially after th...

    I haven't read any of the Yard books yet so I am missing a lot of the context for this short story. I did like the historical setting and the characterizations. Unfortunately, the ending was quite abrupt and left me unsatisfied. Admittedly, though, it must have been somewhat successful...

    I liked this short story. Alex Grecian did a great job bringing Constable Pringle back to life and giving him a little more recognition. I liked Pringles humor and the story was good. It wasn't great, but it was enjoyable. I heard a rumor that Alex Grecian wants to continue with this c...

    This story is listed as 2.5 in the series, but it must be a prequel to The Yard. Pringle is alive and well and the rest of the force is not in evidence. He's not a strong enough character to carry an entire book, but I've wondered if Grecian regretted killing him off. He was a useful c...

    I picked this up as a sample, really, to see if I would like Alex Grecians's series. I did not enjoy it - the writing style is not for me, and the dialogue was not believable. I understand that the main character, Pringle, is not supposed to be likable, and he wasn't. I'm keeping the G...

    A short story that was entirely too short with only a few of the characters in it that are in The Yard. It was interesting, but I was ready to settle down to a nice, long book, so I confess to some disappointment. As a short story, it was interesting, however, and worth reading. ...

    Starting the year with a satisfying side story from the Murder Squad series. A little look into Colin Pringle's mind and approach to policing(view spoiler)[before he was murdered in the last book(view spoiler)[ . (hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)] ...

    A quick short story by Alex Grecian. Definitely should be read AFTER reading The Yard. Nicely drawn short story and I think Colin is just a hoot! Some of the references and remarks his character says in this story will not make sense if you haven't read The Yard. ...

    Enjoyed this short story about one of the secondary characters in the Murder Squad series. I'm a sucker for Victorian crime fiction, and this was a tasty little bit while I'm waiting for the next book in the series. ...

    I liked it, I think. I'm really not yet convinced that I like this author's style of writing. The time period and subject matter interest me, so I'll likely try reading "The Yard". We'll see how it goes. ...

    The Blue Girl I enjoyed the main character, being different from the others in Grecian's writing. He comes through and is honorable in spite of his flaws. Short, sweet, and to the point. ...

    A nice short story about a fairly undeveloped character. I read this after book 4, so it was a nice revisiting. A good little mystery, could have been a bit longer and more fleshed out and still be novella length, but I was satisfied. ...

  • Donna Agnelly
    Jun 30, 2013

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

    Although it was a pretty short story like all of the other Murder Squad books it was well written.Kind of had a Sherlock Holmes feel to it.Cant wait for the next book in the series. ...

    Not Alex Grecian's usual standard I find short story writing unsatisfactory because the plot is so concentrated that it suffers from unbelievable story lines. There is very little build up to the sudden wrap up that it lacks the finesse of this author's usual work that I normally ap...

    Glad to finally read this! I liked this, it gave Pringle a little more of a sympathetic characterization than the novel did without completely changing his vain personality. I liked the ending as well for some of the same reasons. ...

    For fans of the Yard!! This is great as you would already know Constable Pringle?s background. It was nice to know him in a different light! ...

    The Blue Girl is officially listed as #2.5 in Grecian?s Murder Squad series, but I decided to review it first because the story takes place before the opening novel in the series, The Yard. But, I suggest reading The Yard, which I will review tomorrow, before The Blue Girl. The Yard ...

    My absolute favorite era is the late 1800s, around 1880 to 1899 to be roughly exact. The period of time where technology and science were starting to become a more common, and believable, thing that the average bloke understood and knew....even if it were a 'new' thing. Thus, I am alwa...

    What puzzles me about this book is that it seems to be numbered 2.5 in Grecian's 'Murder Squad' series, suggesting that the incident takes place after the second book. However, it involves Colin Pringle, a police sergeant who appears as a police constable and is subsequetly murdered in...

    This short story was interesting as it was told as an excerpt of Constable Pringle's diary. He was clearly affected by the death of a young girl whom is found in the canal. I'm not a fan of short stories but I like to read series tie-ins and this was a good one. I do really like Gra...

    A little nibble of Grecian before the next murder squad release. Read slightly out of sync, but the story stands up on its own and as ever places you smack in the middle of a filthy dank London with murder all around. In this story Constable Pringle, a man who wears the Coppers uniform...

    The crime is interesting and I liked the references to various wedding customs/superstitions. It might have been interesting to read a story from Pringle's point of view if we'd been given any new insight into his character or if he'd shown any depth or complexity of character. But...

    A girl has been found in the canal, her skin a delicate shade of blue. The detective in charge figures it's a suicide and not worth taking the time to investigate, but something about it bothers Constable Pringle so he decides to do a bit of digging on his own time (especially after th...

    I haven't read any of the Yard books yet so I am missing a lot of the context for this short story. I did like the historical setting and the characterizations. Unfortunately, the ending was quite abrupt and left me unsatisfied. Admittedly, though, it must have been somewhat successful...

    I liked this short story. Alex Grecian did a great job bringing Constable Pringle back to life and giving him a little more recognition. I liked Pringles humor and the story was good. It wasn't great, but it was enjoyable. I heard a rumor that Alex Grecian wants to continue with this c...

    This story is listed as 2.5 in the series, but it must be a prequel to The Yard. Pringle is alive and well and the rest of the force is not in evidence. He's not a strong enough character to carry an entire book, but I've wondered if Grecian regretted killing him off. He was a useful c...

    I picked this up as a sample, really, to see if I would like Alex Grecians's series. I did not enjoy it - the writing style is not for me, and the dialogue was not believable. I understand that the main character, Pringle, is not supposed to be likable, and he wasn't. I'm keeping the G...

    A short story that was entirely too short with only a few of the characters in it that are in The Yard. It was interesting, but I was ready to settle down to a nice, long book, so I confess to some disappointment. As a short story, it was interesting, however, and worth reading. ...

    Starting the year with a satisfying side story from the Murder Squad series. A little look into Colin Pringle's mind and approach to policing(view spoiler)[before he was murdered in the last book(view spoiler)[ . (hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)] ...

    A quick short story by Alex Grecian. Definitely should be read AFTER reading The Yard. Nicely drawn short story and I think Colin is just a hoot! Some of the references and remarks his character says in this story will not make sense if you haven't read The Yard. ...

  • Kristen
    Aug 20, 2013

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

    Although it was a pretty short story like all of the other Murder Squad books it was well written.Kind of had a Sherlock Holmes feel to it.Cant wait for the next book in the series. ...

    Not Alex Grecian's usual standard I find short story writing unsatisfactory because the plot is so concentrated that it suffers from unbelievable story lines. There is very little build up to the sudden wrap up that it lacks the finesse of this author's usual work that I normally ap...

    Glad to finally read this! I liked this, it gave Pringle a little more of a sympathetic characterization than the novel did without completely changing his vain personality. I liked the ending as well for some of the same reasons. ...

    For fans of the Yard!! This is great as you would already know Constable Pringle?s background. It was nice to know him in a different light! ...

    The Blue Girl is officially listed as #2.5 in Grecian?s Murder Squad series, but I decided to review it first because the story takes place before the opening novel in the series, The Yard. But, I suggest reading The Yard, which I will review tomorrow, before The Blue Girl. The Yard ...

    My absolute favorite era is the late 1800s, around 1880 to 1899 to be roughly exact. The period of time where technology and science were starting to become a more common, and believable, thing that the average bloke understood and knew....even if it were a 'new' thing. Thus, I am alwa...

    What puzzles me about this book is that it seems to be numbered 2.5 in Grecian's 'Murder Squad' series, suggesting that the incident takes place after the second book. However, it involves Colin Pringle, a police sergeant who appears as a police constable and is subsequetly murdered in...

    This short story was interesting as it was told as an excerpt of Constable Pringle's diary. He was clearly affected by the death of a young girl whom is found in the canal. I'm not a fan of short stories but I like to read series tie-ins and this was a good one. I do really like Gra...

    A little nibble of Grecian before the next murder squad release. Read slightly out of sync, but the story stands up on its own and as ever places you smack in the middle of a filthy dank London with murder all around. In this story Constable Pringle, a man who wears the Coppers uniform...

    The crime is interesting and I liked the references to various wedding customs/superstitions. It might have been interesting to read a story from Pringle's point of view if we'd been given any new insight into his character or if he'd shown any depth or complexity of character. But...

    A girl has been found in the canal, her skin a delicate shade of blue. The detective in charge figures it's a suicide and not worth taking the time to investigate, but something about it bothers Constable Pringle so he decides to do a bit of digging on his own time (especially after th...

    I haven't read any of the Yard books yet so I am missing a lot of the context for this short story. I did like the historical setting and the characterizations. Unfortunately, the ending was quite abrupt and left me unsatisfied. Admittedly, though, it must have been somewhat successful...

    I liked this short story. Alex Grecian did a great job bringing Constable Pringle back to life and giving him a little more recognition. I liked Pringles humor and the story was good. It wasn't great, but it was enjoyable. I heard a rumor that Alex Grecian wants to continue with this c...

    This story is listed as 2.5 in the series, but it must be a prequel to The Yard. Pringle is alive and well and the rest of the force is not in evidence. He's not a strong enough character to carry an entire book, but I've wondered if Grecian regretted killing him off. He was a useful c...

    I picked this up as a sample, really, to see if I would like Alex Grecians's series. I did not enjoy it - the writing style is not for me, and the dialogue was not believable. I understand that the main character, Pringle, is not supposed to be likable, and he wasn't. I'm keeping the G...

  • K.B. Hallman
    Jun 11, 2013

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

    Although it was a pretty short story like all of the other Murder Squad books it was well written.Kind of had a Sherlock Holmes feel to it.Cant wait for the next book in the series. ...

    Not Alex Grecian's usual standard I find short story writing unsatisfactory because the plot is so concentrated that it suffers from unbelievable story lines. There is very little build up to the sudden wrap up that it lacks the finesse of this author's usual work that I normally ap...

    Glad to finally read this! I liked this, it gave Pringle a little more of a sympathetic characterization than the novel did without completely changing his vain personality. I liked the ending as well for some of the same reasons. ...

    For fans of the Yard!! This is great as you would already know Constable Pringle?s background. It was nice to know him in a different light! ...

    The Blue Girl is officially listed as #2.5 in Grecian?s Murder Squad series, but I decided to review it first because the story takes place before the opening novel in the series, The Yard. But, I suggest reading The Yard, which I will review tomorrow, before The Blue Girl. The Yard ...

    My absolute favorite era is the late 1800s, around 1880 to 1899 to be roughly exact. The period of time where technology and science were starting to become a more common, and believable, thing that the average bloke understood and knew....even if it were a 'new' thing. Thus, I am alwa...

    What puzzles me about this book is that it seems to be numbered 2.5 in Grecian's 'Murder Squad' series, suggesting that the incident takes place after the second book. However, it involves Colin Pringle, a police sergeant who appears as a police constable and is subsequetly murdered in...

    This short story was interesting as it was told as an excerpt of Constable Pringle's diary. He was clearly affected by the death of a young girl whom is found in the canal. I'm not a fan of short stories but I like to read series tie-ins and this was a good one. I do really like Gra...

    A little nibble of Grecian before the next murder squad release. Read slightly out of sync, but the story stands up on its own and as ever places you smack in the middle of a filthy dank London with murder all around. In this story Constable Pringle, a man who wears the Coppers uniform...

    The crime is interesting and I liked the references to various wedding customs/superstitions. It might have been interesting to read a story from Pringle's point of view if we'd been given any new insight into his character or if he'd shown any depth or complexity of character. But...

    A girl has been found in the canal, her skin a delicate shade of blue. The detective in charge figures it's a suicide and not worth taking the time to investigate, but something about it bothers Constable Pringle so he decides to do a bit of digging on his own time (especially after th...

    I haven't read any of the Yard books yet so I am missing a lot of the context for this short story. I did like the historical setting and the characterizations. Unfortunately, the ending was quite abrupt and left me unsatisfied. Admittedly, though, it must have been somewhat successful...

    I liked this short story. Alex Grecian did a great job bringing Constable Pringle back to life and giving him a little more recognition. I liked Pringles humor and the story was good. It wasn't great, but it was enjoyable. I heard a rumor that Alex Grecian wants to continue with this c...

    This story is listed as 2.5 in the series, but it must be a prequel to The Yard. Pringle is alive and well and the rest of the force is not in evidence. He's not a strong enough character to carry an entire book, but I've wondered if Grecian regretted killing him off. He was a useful c...

  • Amy Sturgis
    Jun 04, 2013

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

  • Joan
    Aug 21, 2017

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

  • Matt
    Jun 28, 2013

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

    Although it was a pretty short story like all of the other Murder Squad books it was well written.Kind of had a Sherlock Holmes feel to it.Cant wait for the next book in the series. ...

    Not Alex Grecian's usual standard I find short story writing unsatisfactory because the plot is so concentrated that it suffers from unbelievable story lines. There is very little build up to the sudden wrap up that it lacks the finesse of this author's usual work that I normally ap...

    Glad to finally read this! I liked this, it gave Pringle a little more of a sympathetic characterization than the novel did without completely changing his vain personality. I liked the ending as well for some of the same reasons. ...

    For fans of the Yard!! This is great as you would already know Constable Pringle?s background. It was nice to know him in a different light! ...

    The Blue Girl is officially listed as #2.5 in Grecian?s Murder Squad series, but I decided to review it first because the story takes place before the opening novel in the series, The Yard. But, I suggest reading The Yard, which I will review tomorrow, before The Blue Girl. The Yard ...

    My absolute favorite era is the late 1800s, around 1880 to 1899 to be roughly exact. The period of time where technology and science were starting to become a more common, and believable, thing that the average bloke understood and knew....even if it were a 'new' thing. Thus, I am alwa...

  • Kevin G
    Mar 05, 2015

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

    Although it was a pretty short story like all of the other Murder Squad books it was well written.Kind of had a Sherlock Holmes feel to it.Cant wait for the next book in the series. ...

    Not Alex Grecian's usual standard I find short story writing unsatisfactory because the plot is so concentrated that it suffers from unbelievable story lines. There is very little build up to the sudden wrap up that it lacks the finesse of this author's usual work that I normally ap...

    Glad to finally read this! I liked this, it gave Pringle a little more of a sympathetic characterization than the novel did without completely changing his vain personality. I liked the ending as well for some of the same reasons. ...

    For fans of the Yard!! This is great as you would already know Constable Pringle?s background. It was nice to know him in a different light! ...

    The Blue Girl is officially listed as #2.5 in Grecian?s Murder Squad series, but I decided to review it first because the story takes place before the opening novel in the series, The Yard. But, I suggest reading The Yard, which I will review tomorrow, before The Blue Girl. The Yard ...

    My absolute favorite era is the late 1800s, around 1880 to 1899 to be roughly exact. The period of time where technology and science were starting to become a more common, and believable, thing that the average bloke understood and knew....even if it were a 'new' thing. Thus, I am alwa...

    What puzzles me about this book is that it seems to be numbered 2.5 in Grecian's 'Murder Squad' series, suggesting that the incident takes place after the second book. However, it involves Colin Pringle, a police sergeant who appears as a police constable and is subsequetly murdered in...

    This short story was interesting as it was told as an excerpt of Constable Pringle's diary. He was clearly affected by the death of a young girl whom is found in the canal. I'm not a fan of short stories but I like to read series tie-ins and this was a good one. I do really like Gra...

    A little nibble of Grecian before the next murder squad release. Read slightly out of sync, but the story stands up on its own and as ever places you smack in the middle of a filthy dank London with murder all around. In this story Constable Pringle, a man who wears the Coppers uniform...

  • Albert
    Apr 11, 2014

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

  • Anna
    May 18, 2017

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

    Although it was a pretty short story like all of the other Murder Squad books it was well written.Kind of had a Sherlock Holmes feel to it.Cant wait for the next book in the series. ...

    Not Alex Grecian's usual standard I find short story writing unsatisfactory because the plot is so concentrated that it suffers from unbelievable story lines. There is very little build up to the sudden wrap up that it lacks the finesse of this author's usual work that I normally ap...

    Glad to finally read this! I liked this, it gave Pringle a little more of a sympathetic characterization than the novel did without completely changing his vain personality. I liked the ending as well for some of the same reasons. ...

    For fans of the Yard!! This is great as you would already know Constable Pringle?s background. It was nice to know him in a different light! ...

    The Blue Girl is officially listed as #2.5 in Grecian?s Murder Squad series, but I decided to review it first because the story takes place before the opening novel in the series, The Yard. But, I suggest reading The Yard, which I will review tomorrow, before The Blue Girl. The Yard ...

    My absolute favorite era is the late 1800s, around 1880 to 1899 to be roughly exact. The period of time where technology and science were starting to become a more common, and believable, thing that the average bloke understood and knew....even if it were a 'new' thing. Thus, I am alwa...

    What puzzles me about this book is that it seems to be numbered 2.5 in Grecian's 'Murder Squad' series, suggesting that the incident takes place after the second book. However, it involves Colin Pringle, a police sergeant who appears as a police constable and is subsequetly murdered in...

    This short story was interesting as it was told as an excerpt of Constable Pringle's diary. He was clearly affected by the death of a young girl whom is found in the canal. I'm not a fan of short stories but I like to read series tie-ins and this was a good one. I do really like Gra...

    A little nibble of Grecian before the next murder squad release. Read slightly out of sync, but the story stands up on its own and as ever places you smack in the middle of a filthy dank London with murder all around. In this story Constable Pringle, a man who wears the Coppers uniform...

    The crime is interesting and I liked the references to various wedding customs/superstitions. It might have been interesting to read a story from Pringle's point of view if we'd been given any new insight into his character or if he'd shown any depth or complexity of character. But...

    A girl has been found in the canal, her skin a delicate shade of blue. The detective in charge figures it's a suicide and not worth taking the time to investigate, but something about it bothers Constable Pringle so he decides to do a bit of digging on his own time (especially after th...

    I haven't read any of the Yard books yet so I am missing a lot of the context for this short story. I did like the historical setting and the characterizations. Unfortunately, the ending was quite abrupt and left me unsatisfied. Admittedly, though, it must have been somewhat successful...

  • Ronna
    Mar 02, 2014

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

  • Jean
    Sep 23, 2015

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

    Although it was a pretty short story like all of the other Murder Squad books it was well written.Kind of had a Sherlock Holmes feel to it.Cant wait for the next book in the series. ...

    Not Alex Grecian's usual standard I find short story writing unsatisfactory because the plot is so concentrated that it suffers from unbelievable story lines. There is very little build up to the sudden wrap up that it lacks the finesse of this author's usual work that I normally ap...

    Glad to finally read this! I liked this, it gave Pringle a little more of a sympathetic characterization than the novel did without completely changing his vain personality. I liked the ending as well for some of the same reasons. ...

    For fans of the Yard!! This is great as you would already know Constable Pringle?s background. It was nice to know him in a different light! ...

    The Blue Girl is officially listed as #2.5 in Grecian?s Murder Squad series, but I decided to review it first because the story takes place before the opening novel in the series, The Yard. But, I suggest reading The Yard, which I will review tomorrow, before The Blue Girl. The Yard ...

    My absolute favorite era is the late 1800s, around 1880 to 1899 to be roughly exact. The period of time where technology and science were starting to become a more common, and believable, thing that the average bloke understood and knew....even if it were a 'new' thing. Thus, I am alwa...

    What puzzles me about this book is that it seems to be numbered 2.5 in Grecian's 'Murder Squad' series, suggesting that the incident takes place after the second book. However, it involves Colin Pringle, a police sergeant who appears as a police constable and is subsequetly murdered in...

    This short story was interesting as it was told as an excerpt of Constable Pringle's diary. He was clearly affected by the death of a young girl whom is found in the canal. I'm not a fan of short stories but I like to read series tie-ins and this was a good one. I do really like Gra...

    A little nibble of Grecian before the next murder squad release. Read slightly out of sync, but the story stands up on its own and as ever places you smack in the middle of a filthy dank London with murder all around. In this story Constable Pringle, a man who wears the Coppers uniform...

    The crime is interesting and I liked the references to various wedding customs/superstitions. It might have been interesting to read a story from Pringle's point of view if we'd been given any new insight into his character or if he'd shown any depth or complexity of character. But...

    A girl has been found in the canal, her skin a delicate shade of blue. The detective in charge figures it's a suicide and not worth taking the time to investigate, but something about it bothers Constable Pringle so he decides to do a bit of digging on his own time (especially after th...

    I haven't read any of the Yard books yet so I am missing a lot of the context for this short story. I did like the historical setting and the characterizations. Unfortunately, the ending was quite abrupt and left me unsatisfied. Admittedly, though, it must have been somewhat successful...

    I liked this short story. Alex Grecian did a great job bringing Constable Pringle back to life and giving him a little more recognition. I liked Pringles humor and the story was good. It wasn't great, but it was enjoyable. I heard a rumor that Alex Grecian wants to continue with this c...

    This story is listed as 2.5 in the series, but it must be a prequel to The Yard. Pringle is alive and well and the rest of the force is not in evidence. He's not a strong enough character to carry an entire book, but I've wondered if Grecian regretted killing him off. He was a useful c...

    I picked this up as a sample, really, to see if I would like Alex Grecians's series. I did not enjoy it - the writing style is not for me, and the dialogue was not believable. I understand that the main character, Pringle, is not supposed to be likable, and he wasn't. I'm keeping the G...

    A short story that was entirely too short with only a few of the characters in it that are in The Yard. It was interesting, but I was ready to settle down to a nice, long book, so I confess to some disappointment. As a short story, it was interesting, however, and worth reading. ...

    Starting the year with a satisfying side story from the Murder Squad series. A little look into Colin Pringle's mind and approach to policing(view spoiler)[before he was murdered in the last book(view spoiler)[ . (hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)] ...

    A quick short story by Alex Grecian. Definitely should be read AFTER reading The Yard. Nicely drawn short story and I think Colin is just a hoot! Some of the references and remarks his character says in this story will not make sense if you haven't read The Yard. ...

    Enjoyed this short story about one of the secondary characters in the Murder Squad series. I'm a sucker for Victorian crime fiction, and this was a tasty little bit while I'm waiting for the next book in the series. ...

    I liked it, I think. I'm really not yet convinced that I like this author's style of writing. The time period and subject matter interest me, so I'll likely try reading "The Yard". We'll see how it goes. ...

    The Blue Girl I enjoyed the main character, being different from the others in Grecian's writing. He comes through and is honorable in spite of his flaws. Short, sweet, and to the point. ...

  • Heather
    Nov 07, 2015

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

    Although it was a pretty short story like all of the other Murder Squad books it was well written.Kind of had a Sherlock Holmes feel to it.Cant wait for the next book in the series. ...

    Not Alex Grecian's usual standard I find short story writing unsatisfactory because the plot is so concentrated that it suffers from unbelievable story lines. There is very little build up to the sudden wrap up that it lacks the finesse of this author's usual work that I normally ap...

    Glad to finally read this! I liked this, it gave Pringle a little more of a sympathetic characterization than the novel did without completely changing his vain personality. I liked the ending as well for some of the same reasons. ...

    For fans of the Yard!! This is great as you would already know Constable Pringle?s background. It was nice to know him in a different light! ...

    The Blue Girl is officially listed as #2.5 in Grecian?s Murder Squad series, but I decided to review it first because the story takes place before the opening novel in the series, The Yard. But, I suggest reading The Yard, which I will review tomorrow, before The Blue Girl. The Yard ...

    My absolute favorite era is the late 1800s, around 1880 to 1899 to be roughly exact. The period of time where technology and science were starting to become a more common, and believable, thing that the average bloke understood and knew....even if it were a 'new' thing. Thus, I am alwa...

    What puzzles me about this book is that it seems to be numbered 2.5 in Grecian's 'Murder Squad' series, suggesting that the incident takes place after the second book. However, it involves Colin Pringle, a police sergeant who appears as a police constable and is subsequetly murdered in...

    This short story was interesting as it was told as an excerpt of Constable Pringle's diary. He was clearly affected by the death of a young girl whom is found in the canal. I'm not a fan of short stories but I like to read series tie-ins and this was a good one. I do really like Gra...

    A little nibble of Grecian before the next murder squad release. Read slightly out of sync, but the story stands up on its own and as ever places you smack in the middle of a filthy dank London with murder all around. In this story Constable Pringle, a man who wears the Coppers uniform...

    The crime is interesting and I liked the references to various wedding customs/superstitions. It might have been interesting to read a story from Pringle's point of view if we'd been given any new insight into his character or if he'd shown any depth or complexity of character. But...

    A girl has been found in the canal, her skin a delicate shade of blue. The detective in charge figures it's a suicide and not worth taking the time to investigate, but something about it bothers Constable Pringle so he decides to do a bit of digging on his own time (especially after th...

    I haven't read any of the Yard books yet so I am missing a lot of the context for this short story. I did like the historical setting and the characterizations. Unfortunately, the ending was quite abrupt and left me unsatisfied. Admittedly, though, it must have been somewhat successful...

    I liked this short story. Alex Grecian did a great job bringing Constable Pringle back to life and giving him a little more recognition. I liked Pringles humor and the story was good. It wasn't great, but it was enjoyable. I heard a rumor that Alex Grecian wants to continue with this c...

    This story is listed as 2.5 in the series, but it must be a prequel to The Yard. Pringle is alive and well and the rest of the force is not in evidence. He's not a strong enough character to carry an entire book, but I've wondered if Grecian regretted killing him off. He was a useful c...

    I picked this up as a sample, really, to see if I would like Alex Grecians's series. I did not enjoy it - the writing style is not for me, and the dialogue was not believable. I understand that the main character, Pringle, is not supposed to be likable, and he wasn't. I'm keeping the G...

    A short story that was entirely too short with only a few of the characters in it that are in The Yard. It was interesting, but I was ready to settle down to a nice, long book, so I confess to some disappointment. As a short story, it was interesting, however, and worth reading. ...

    Starting the year with a satisfying side story from the Murder Squad series. A little look into Colin Pringle's mind and approach to policing(view spoiler)[before he was murdered in the last book(view spoiler)[ . (hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)] ...

    A quick short story by Alex Grecian. Definitely should be read AFTER reading The Yard. Nicely drawn short story and I think Colin is just a hoot! Some of the references and remarks his character says in this story will not make sense if you haven't read The Yard. ...

    Enjoyed this short story about one of the secondary characters in the Murder Squad series. I'm a sucker for Victorian crime fiction, and this was a tasty little bit while I'm waiting for the next book in the series. ...

  • Deborah
    Jun 14, 2013

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

    Although it was a pretty short story like all of the other Murder Squad books it was well written.Kind of had a Sherlock Holmes feel to it.Cant wait for the next book in the series. ...

    Not Alex Grecian's usual standard I find short story writing unsatisfactory because the plot is so concentrated that it suffers from unbelievable story lines. There is very little build up to the sudden wrap up that it lacks the finesse of this author's usual work that I normally ap...

    Glad to finally read this! I liked this, it gave Pringle a little more of a sympathetic characterization than the novel did without completely changing his vain personality. I liked the ending as well for some of the same reasons. ...

    For fans of the Yard!! This is great as you would already know Constable Pringle?s background. It was nice to know him in a different light! ...

    The Blue Girl is officially listed as #2.5 in Grecian?s Murder Squad series, but I decided to review it first because the story takes place before the opening novel in the series, The Yard. But, I suggest reading The Yard, which I will review tomorrow, before The Blue Girl. The Yard ...

    My absolute favorite era is the late 1800s, around 1880 to 1899 to be roughly exact. The period of time where technology and science were starting to become a more common, and believable, thing that the average bloke understood and knew....even if it were a 'new' thing. Thus, I am alwa...

    What puzzles me about this book is that it seems to be numbered 2.5 in Grecian's 'Murder Squad' series, suggesting that the incident takes place after the second book. However, it involves Colin Pringle, a police sergeant who appears as a police constable and is subsequetly murdered in...

    This short story was interesting as it was told as an excerpt of Constable Pringle's diary. He was clearly affected by the death of a young girl whom is found in the canal. I'm not a fan of short stories but I like to read series tie-ins and this was a good one. I do really like Gra...

    A little nibble of Grecian before the next murder squad release. Read slightly out of sync, but the story stands up on its own and as ever places you smack in the middle of a filthy dank London with murder all around. In this story Constable Pringle, a man who wears the Coppers uniform...

    The crime is interesting and I liked the references to various wedding customs/superstitions. It might have been interesting to read a story from Pringle's point of view if we'd been given any new insight into his character or if he'd shown any depth or complexity of character. But...

    A girl has been found in the canal, her skin a delicate shade of blue. The detective in charge figures it's a suicide and not worth taking the time to investigate, but something about it bothers Constable Pringle so he decides to do a bit of digging on his own time (especially after th...

    I haven't read any of the Yard books yet so I am missing a lot of the context for this short story. I did like the historical setting and the characterizations. Unfortunately, the ending was quite abrupt and left me unsatisfied. Admittedly, though, it must have been somewhat successful...

    I liked this short story. Alex Grecian did a great job bringing Constable Pringle back to life and giving him a little more recognition. I liked Pringles humor and the story was good. It wasn't great, but it was enjoyable. I heard a rumor that Alex Grecian wants to continue with this c...

    This story is listed as 2.5 in the series, but it must be a prequel to The Yard. Pringle is alive and well and the rest of the force is not in evidence. He's not a strong enough character to carry an entire book, but I've wondered if Grecian regretted killing him off. He was a useful c...

    I picked this up as a sample, really, to see if I would like Alex Grecians's series. I did not enjoy it - the writing style is not for me, and the dialogue was not believable. I understand that the main character, Pringle, is not supposed to be likable, and he wasn't. I'm keeping the G...

    A short story that was entirely too short with only a few of the characters in it that are in The Yard. It was interesting, but I was ready to settle down to a nice, long book, so I confess to some disappointment. As a short story, it was interesting, however, and worth reading. ...

    Starting the year with a satisfying side story from the Murder Squad series. A little look into Colin Pringle's mind and approach to policing(view spoiler)[before he was murdered in the last book(view spoiler)[ . (hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)] ...

    A quick short story by Alex Grecian. Definitely should be read AFTER reading The Yard. Nicely drawn short story and I think Colin is just a hoot! Some of the references and remarks his character says in this story will not make sense if you haven't read The Yard. ...

    Enjoyed this short story about one of the secondary characters in the Murder Squad series. I'm a sucker for Victorian crime fiction, and this was a tasty little bit while I'm waiting for the next book in the series. ...

    I liked it, I think. I'm really not yet convinced that I like this author's style of writing. The time period and subject matter interest me, so I'll likely try reading "The Yard". We'll see how it goes. ...

  • Sebastian
    Jul 21, 2014

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

  • Nick
    May 19, 2014

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

  • Jude Simms
    Sep 16, 2015

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

    Although it was a pretty short story like all of the other Murder Squad books it was well written.Kind of had a Sherlock Holmes feel to it.Cant wait for the next book in the series. ...

    Not Alex Grecian's usual standard I find short story writing unsatisfactory because the plot is so concentrated that it suffers from unbelievable story lines. There is very little build up to the sudden wrap up that it lacks the finesse of this author's usual work that I normally ap...

    Glad to finally read this! I liked this, it gave Pringle a little more of a sympathetic characterization than the novel did without completely changing his vain personality. I liked the ending as well for some of the same reasons. ...

    For fans of the Yard!! This is great as you would already know Constable Pringle?s background. It was nice to know him in a different light! ...

    The Blue Girl is officially listed as #2.5 in Grecian?s Murder Squad series, but I decided to review it first because the story takes place before the opening novel in the series, The Yard. But, I suggest reading The Yard, which I will review tomorrow, before The Blue Girl. The Yard ...

    My absolute favorite era is the late 1800s, around 1880 to 1899 to be roughly exact. The period of time where technology and science were starting to become a more common, and believable, thing that the average bloke understood and knew....even if it were a 'new' thing. Thus, I am alwa...

    What puzzles me about this book is that it seems to be numbered 2.5 in Grecian's 'Murder Squad' series, suggesting that the incident takes place after the second book. However, it involves Colin Pringle, a police sergeant who appears as a police constable and is subsequetly murdered in...

  • Eileen Iciek
    Jun 04, 2014

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

    Although it was a pretty short story like all of the other Murder Squad books it was well written.Kind of had a Sherlock Holmes feel to it.Cant wait for the next book in the series. ...

    Not Alex Grecian's usual standard I find short story writing unsatisfactory because the plot is so concentrated that it suffers from unbelievable story lines. There is very little build up to the sudden wrap up that it lacks the finesse of this author's usual work that I normally ap...

    Glad to finally read this! I liked this, it gave Pringle a little more of a sympathetic characterization than the novel did without completely changing his vain personality. I liked the ending as well for some of the same reasons. ...

    For fans of the Yard!! This is great as you would already know Constable Pringle?s background. It was nice to know him in a different light! ...

    The Blue Girl is officially listed as #2.5 in Grecian?s Murder Squad series, but I decided to review it first because the story takes place before the opening novel in the series, The Yard. But, I suggest reading The Yard, which I will review tomorrow, before The Blue Girl. The Yard ...

    My absolute favorite era is the late 1800s, around 1880 to 1899 to be roughly exact. The period of time where technology and science were starting to become a more common, and believable, thing that the average bloke understood and knew....even if it were a 'new' thing. Thus, I am alwa...

    What puzzles me about this book is that it seems to be numbered 2.5 in Grecian's 'Murder Squad' series, suggesting that the incident takes place after the second book. However, it involves Colin Pringle, a police sergeant who appears as a police constable and is subsequetly murdered in...

    This short story was interesting as it was told as an excerpt of Constable Pringle's diary. He was clearly affected by the death of a young girl whom is found in the canal. I'm not a fan of short stories but I like to read series tie-ins and this was a good one. I do really like Gra...

    A little nibble of Grecian before the next murder squad release. Read slightly out of sync, but the story stands up on its own and as ever places you smack in the middle of a filthy dank London with murder all around. In this story Constable Pringle, a man who wears the Coppers uniform...

    The crime is interesting and I liked the references to various wedding customs/superstitions. It might have been interesting to read a story from Pringle's point of view if we'd been given any new insight into his character or if he'd shown any depth or complexity of character. But...

    A girl has been found in the canal, her skin a delicate shade of blue. The detective in charge figures it's a suicide and not worth taking the time to investigate, but something about it bothers Constable Pringle so he decides to do a bit of digging on his own time (especially after th...

    I haven't read any of the Yard books yet so I am missing a lot of the context for this short story. I did like the historical setting and the characterizations. Unfortunately, the ending was quite abrupt and left me unsatisfied. Admittedly, though, it must have been somewhat successful...

    I liked this short story. Alex Grecian did a great job bringing Constable Pringle back to life and giving him a little more recognition. I liked Pringles humor and the story was good. It wasn't great, but it was enjoyable. I heard a rumor that Alex Grecian wants to continue with this c...

    This story is listed as 2.5 in the series, but it must be a prequel to The Yard. Pringle is alive and well and the rest of the force is not in evidence. He's not a strong enough character to carry an entire book, but I've wondered if Grecian regretted killing him off. He was a useful c...

    I picked this up as a sample, really, to see if I would like Alex Grecians's series. I did not enjoy it - the writing style is not for me, and the dialogue was not believable. I understand that the main character, Pringle, is not supposed to be likable, and he wasn't. I'm keeping the G...

    A short story that was entirely too short with only a few of the characters in it that are in The Yard. It was interesting, but I was ready to settle down to a nice, long book, so I confess to some disappointment. As a short story, it was interesting, however, and worth reading. ...

    Starting the year with a satisfying side story from the Murder Squad series. A little look into Colin Pringle's mind and approach to policing(view spoiler)[before he was murdered in the last book(view spoiler)[ . (hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)] ...

    A quick short story by Alex Grecian. Definitely should be read AFTER reading The Yard. Nicely drawn short story and I think Colin is just a hoot! Some of the references and remarks his character says in this story will not make sense if you haven't read The Yard. ...

    Enjoyed this short story about one of the secondary characters in the Murder Squad series. I'm a sucker for Victorian crime fiction, and this was a tasty little bit while I'm waiting for the next book in the series. ...

    I liked it, I think. I'm really not yet convinced that I like this author's style of writing. The time period and subject matter interest me, so I'll likely try reading "The Yard". We'll see how it goes. ...

    The Blue Girl I enjoyed the main character, being different from the others in Grecian's writing. He comes through and is honorable in spite of his flaws. Short, sweet, and to the point. ...

    A nice short story about a fairly undeveloped character. I read this after book 4, so it was a nice revisiting. A good little mystery, could have been a bit longer and more fleshed out and still be novella length, but I was satisfied. ...

    Good short story by an up and coming writer of historical mysteries. ...

  • Ashley
    Jan 06, 2017

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

    Although it was a pretty short story like all of the other Murder Squad books it was well written.Kind of had a Sherlock Holmes feel to it.Cant wait for the next book in the series. ...

    Not Alex Grecian's usual standard I find short story writing unsatisfactory because the plot is so concentrated that it suffers from unbelievable story lines. There is very little build up to the sudden wrap up that it lacks the finesse of this author's usual work that I normally ap...

    Glad to finally read this! I liked this, it gave Pringle a little more of a sympathetic characterization than the novel did without completely changing his vain personality. I liked the ending as well for some of the same reasons. ...

    For fans of the Yard!! This is great as you would already know Constable Pringle?s background. It was nice to know him in a different light! ...

    The Blue Girl is officially listed as #2.5 in Grecian?s Murder Squad series, but I decided to review it first because the story takes place before the opening novel in the series, The Yard. But, I suggest reading The Yard, which I will review tomorrow, before The Blue Girl. The Yard ...

    My absolute favorite era is the late 1800s, around 1880 to 1899 to be roughly exact. The period of time where technology and science were starting to become a more common, and believable, thing that the average bloke understood and knew....even if it were a 'new' thing. Thus, I am alwa...

    What puzzles me about this book is that it seems to be numbered 2.5 in Grecian's 'Murder Squad' series, suggesting that the incident takes place after the second book. However, it involves Colin Pringle, a police sergeant who appears as a police constable and is subsequetly murdered in...

    This short story was interesting as it was told as an excerpt of Constable Pringle's diary. He was clearly affected by the death of a young girl whom is found in the canal. I'm not a fan of short stories but I like to read series tie-ins and this was a good one. I do really like Gra...

    A little nibble of Grecian before the next murder squad release. Read slightly out of sync, but the story stands up on its own and as ever places you smack in the middle of a filthy dank London with murder all around. In this story Constable Pringle, a man who wears the Coppers uniform...

    The crime is interesting and I liked the references to various wedding customs/superstitions. It might have been interesting to read a story from Pringle's point of view if we'd been given any new insight into his character or if he'd shown any depth or complexity of character. But...

    A girl has been found in the canal, her skin a delicate shade of blue. The detective in charge figures it's a suicide and not worth taking the time to investigate, but something about it bothers Constable Pringle so he decides to do a bit of digging on his own time (especially after th...

    I haven't read any of the Yard books yet so I am missing a lot of the context for this short story. I did like the historical setting and the characterizations. Unfortunately, the ending was quite abrupt and left me unsatisfied. Admittedly, though, it must have been somewhat successful...

    I liked this short story. Alex Grecian did a great job bringing Constable Pringle back to life and giving him a little more recognition. I liked Pringles humor and the story was good. It wasn't great, but it was enjoyable. I heard a rumor that Alex Grecian wants to continue with this c...

    This story is listed as 2.5 in the series, but it must be a prequel to The Yard. Pringle is alive and well and the rest of the force is not in evidence. He's not a strong enough character to carry an entire book, but I've wondered if Grecian regretted killing him off. He was a useful c...

    I picked this up as a sample, really, to see if I would like Alex Grecians's series. I did not enjoy it - the writing style is not for me, and the dialogue was not believable. I understand that the main character, Pringle, is not supposed to be likable, and he wasn't. I'm keeping the G...

    A short story that was entirely too short with only a few of the characters in it that are in The Yard. It was interesting, but I was ready to settle down to a nice, long book, so I confess to some disappointment. As a short story, it was interesting, however, and worth reading. ...

    Starting the year with a satisfying side story from the Murder Squad series. A little look into Colin Pringle's mind and approach to policing(view spoiler)[before he was murdered in the last book(view spoiler)[ . (hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)] ...

  • Lindsay Boitnott
    Aug 08, 2014

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

    Although it was a pretty short story like all of the other Murder Squad books it was well written.Kind of had a Sherlock Holmes feel to it.Cant wait for the next book in the series. ...

    Not Alex Grecian's usual standard I find short story writing unsatisfactory because the plot is so concentrated that it suffers from unbelievable story lines. There is very little build up to the sudden wrap up that it lacks the finesse of this author's usual work that I normally ap...

    Glad to finally read this! I liked this, it gave Pringle a little more of a sympathetic characterization than the novel did without completely changing his vain personality. I liked the ending as well for some of the same reasons. ...

    For fans of the Yard!! This is great as you would already know Constable Pringle?s background. It was nice to know him in a different light! ...

    The Blue Girl is officially listed as #2.5 in Grecian?s Murder Squad series, but I decided to review it first because the story takes place before the opening novel in the series, The Yard. But, I suggest reading The Yard, which I will review tomorrow, before The Blue Girl. The Yard ...

  • John
    Jan 06, 2015

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

    Although it was a pretty short story like all of the other Murder Squad books it was well written.Kind of had a Sherlock Holmes feel to it.Cant wait for the next book in the series. ...

  • Danny Dea
    Aug 05, 2014

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

    Although it was a pretty short story like all of the other Murder Squad books it was well written.Kind of had a Sherlock Holmes feel to it.Cant wait for the next book in the series. ...

    Not Alex Grecian's usual standard I find short story writing unsatisfactory because the plot is so concentrated that it suffers from unbelievable story lines. There is very little build up to the sudden wrap up that it lacks the finesse of this author's usual work that I normally ap...

    Glad to finally read this! I liked this, it gave Pringle a little more of a sympathetic characterization than the novel did without completely changing his vain personality. I liked the ending as well for some of the same reasons. ...

    For fans of the Yard!! This is great as you would already know Constable Pringle?s background. It was nice to know him in a different light! ...

    The Blue Girl is officially listed as #2.5 in Grecian?s Murder Squad series, but I decided to review it first because the story takes place before the opening novel in the series, The Yard. But, I suggest reading The Yard, which I will review tomorrow, before The Blue Girl. The Yard ...

    My absolute favorite era is the late 1800s, around 1880 to 1899 to be roughly exact. The period of time where technology and science were starting to become a more common, and believable, thing that the average bloke understood and knew....even if it were a 'new' thing. Thus, I am alwa...

    What puzzles me about this book is that it seems to be numbered 2.5 in Grecian's 'Murder Squad' series, suggesting that the incident takes place after the second book. However, it involves Colin Pringle, a police sergeant who appears as a police constable and is subsequetly murdered in...

    This short story was interesting as it was told as an excerpt of Constable Pringle's diary. He was clearly affected by the death of a young girl whom is found in the canal. I'm not a fan of short stories but I like to read series tie-ins and this was a good one. I do really like Gra...

    A little nibble of Grecian before the next murder squad release. Read slightly out of sync, but the story stands up on its own and as ever places you smack in the middle of a filthy dank London with murder all around. In this story Constable Pringle, a man who wears the Coppers uniform...

    The crime is interesting and I liked the references to various wedding customs/superstitions. It might have been interesting to read a story from Pringle's point of view if we'd been given any new insight into his character or if he'd shown any depth or complexity of character. But...

    A girl has been found in the canal, her skin a delicate shade of blue. The detective in charge figures it's a suicide and not worth taking the time to investigate, but something about it bothers Constable Pringle so he decides to do a bit of digging on his own time (especially after th...

    I haven't read any of the Yard books yet so I am missing a lot of the context for this short story. I did like the historical setting and the characterizations. Unfortunately, the ending was quite abrupt and left me unsatisfied. Admittedly, though, it must have been somewhat successful...

    I liked this short story. Alex Grecian did a great job bringing Constable Pringle back to life and giving him a little more recognition. I liked Pringles humor and the story was good. It wasn't great, but it was enjoyable. I heard a rumor that Alex Grecian wants to continue with this c...

  • Nissan Ching
    Jun 19, 2018

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

    Although it was a pretty short story like all of the other Murder Squad books it was well written.Kind of had a Sherlock Holmes feel to it.Cant wait for the next book in the series. ...

    Not Alex Grecian's usual standard I find short story writing unsatisfactory because the plot is so concentrated that it suffers from unbelievable story lines. There is very little build up to the sudden wrap up that it lacks the finesse of this author's usual work that I normally ap...

    Glad to finally read this! I liked this, it gave Pringle a little more of a sympathetic characterization than the novel did without completely changing his vain personality. I liked the ending as well for some of the same reasons. ...

    For fans of the Yard!! This is great as you would already know Constable Pringle?s background. It was nice to know him in a different light! ...

  • Allison
    Jan 15, 2018

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

    Although it was a pretty short story like all of the other Murder Squad books it was well written.Kind of had a Sherlock Holmes feel to it.Cant wait for the next book in the series. ...

    Not Alex Grecian's usual standard I find short story writing unsatisfactory because the plot is so concentrated that it suffers from unbelievable story lines. There is very little build up to the sudden wrap up that it lacks the finesse of this author's usual work that I normally ap...

    Glad to finally read this! I liked this, it gave Pringle a little more of a sympathetic characterization than the novel did without completely changing his vain personality. I liked the ending as well for some of the same reasons. ...

  • April Wilson
    Mar 09, 2017

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

    Although it was a pretty short story like all of the other Murder Squad books it was well written.Kind of had a Sherlock Holmes feel to it.Cant wait for the next book in the series. ...

    Not Alex Grecian's usual standard I find short story writing unsatisfactory because the plot is so concentrated that it suffers from unbelievable story lines. There is very little build up to the sudden wrap up that it lacks the finesse of this author's usual work that I normally ap...

    Glad to finally read this! I liked this, it gave Pringle a little more of a sympathetic characterization than the novel did without completely changing his vain personality. I liked the ending as well for some of the same reasons. ...

    For fans of the Yard!! This is great as you would already know Constable Pringle?s background. It was nice to know him in a different light! ...

    The Blue Girl is officially listed as #2.5 in Grecian?s Murder Squad series, but I decided to review it first because the story takes place before the opening novel in the series, The Yard. But, I suggest reading The Yard, which I will review tomorrow, before The Blue Girl. The Yard ...

    My absolute favorite era is the late 1800s, around 1880 to 1899 to be roughly exact. The period of time where technology and science were starting to become a more common, and believable, thing that the average bloke understood and knew....even if it were a 'new' thing. Thus, I am alwa...

    What puzzles me about this book is that it seems to be numbered 2.5 in Grecian's 'Murder Squad' series, suggesting that the incident takes place after the second book. However, it involves Colin Pringle, a police sergeant who appears as a police constable and is subsequetly murdered in...

    This short story was interesting as it was told as an excerpt of Constable Pringle's diary. He was clearly affected by the death of a young girl whom is found in the canal. I'm not a fan of short stories but I like to read series tie-ins and this was a good one. I do really like Gra...

    A little nibble of Grecian before the next murder squad release. Read slightly out of sync, but the story stands up on its own and as ever places you smack in the middle of a filthy dank London with murder all around. In this story Constable Pringle, a man who wears the Coppers uniform...

    The crime is interesting and I liked the references to various wedding customs/superstitions. It might have been interesting to read a story from Pringle's point of view if we'd been given any new insight into his character or if he'd shown any depth or complexity of character. But...

    A girl has been found in the canal, her skin a delicate shade of blue. The detective in charge figures it's a suicide and not worth taking the time to investigate, but something about it bothers Constable Pringle so he decides to do a bit of digging on his own time (especially after th...

  • F M Smith
    Jul 02, 2018

    This short story follows London Constable Colin Pringle as he investigates the death of a woman found floating in the canal. Pringle isn't an inspector - he's not even what he himself considers to be a particularly good man - but in the end he cares and finds answers for the doomed gir...

    The "Blue Girl" is well-written novella and nice addition to the outstanding Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This short story is a poignant story whose central figure is a secondary member of the murder squad, Constable Colin Pringle. In the first book, The Yard, Pringle appeared to...

    Short read with one of the minor characters in the series, a filler while I wait for the next book. The crime itself is interesting, with the body of a young woman found in the river, but who is she and how did she die? The policeman who investigates doesn't come across as the most l...

    Title - The Blue Girl (Murder Squad #2.5) Author - Alex Grecian Genre - Mystery, Short Story Story Summary - In 1889, London, Scotland Yard's newly formed Murder Squad is extremely busy. So busy that when a young girl's body washes up on shore, it is left to Constable Col...

    This is a short story by the author of THE YARD, a book about the Murder Squad that began the Scotland Yard. Inspector Pringles gets a case of a "blue girl" found by the riverside. She's just been married the day before, yet someone wanted her dead. Though this is a short story, th...

    Well, strictly speaking this doesn't really count as a "Murder Squad" short story because most of the characters from the main series weren't involved but this novella provided an interesting (an in some way even bookish) mystery and it was also fun to experience this case through the ...

    Even though this is a very short story, you can still tell your reading a Murder Squad book. I enjoyed his ability to create a mood and give us a sense of the characters in such a short time. ...

    Although it was a pretty short story like all of the other Murder Squad books it was well written.Kind of had a Sherlock Holmes feel to it.Cant wait for the next book in the series. ...

    Not Alex Grecian's usual standard I find short story writing unsatisfactory because the plot is so concentrated that it suffers from unbelievable story lines. There is very little build up to the sudden wrap up that it lacks the finesse of this author's usual work that I normally ap...