Anatomy of Evil (Barker & Llewelyn #7)

Anatomy of Evil (Barker & Llewelyn #7)

In London of 1888, Private Enquiry Agent Cyrus Barker takes on his biggest case ever?the attempt to find and stop the killer terrorizing Whitechapel: Jack the Ripper Cyrus Barker is undoubtedly England?s premiere private enquiry agent. With the help of his assistant Thomas Llewelyn, he?s developed an enviable reputation for discreetly solving some of the toughest, most cons In London of 1888, Private Enquiry Agent Cyrus Barker takes on his biggest case ever?the attempt to find and ...

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Title:Anatomy of Evil (Barker & Llewelyn #7)
Author:Will Thomas
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1250041058
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:327 pages pages

Anatomy of Evil (Barker & Llewelyn #7) Reviews

  • Leslie
    Sep 29, 2016

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

    I've now read the first seven novels in this fascinating series set in Victorian London. ...

    I had been waiting for this book to come out, and author Will Thomas doesn't disappoint in this seventh and latest installment in the series set in Victorian London. As narrator (and sidekick to the enigmatic Cyrus Barker, greatest public enquiry agent in the land) Thomas Llewelyn real...

    I liked it, like all in this series, but I feel like following the Ripper case slowed it down & deprived it of the series' usual joy. I did like the immersion in Whitechapel, but felt like it grew repetitive as it plodded on. ...

  • LJ
    May 09, 2015

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

  • Michael
    Dec 22, 2017

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

    I've now read the first seven novels in this fascinating series set in Victorian London. ...

    I had been waiting for this book to come out, and author Will Thomas doesn't disappoint in this seventh and latest installment in the series set in Victorian London. As narrator (and sidekick to the enigmatic Cyrus Barker, greatest public enquiry agent in the land) Thomas Llewelyn real...

    I liked it, like all in this series, but I feel like following the Ripper case slowed it down & deprived it of the series' usual joy. I did like the immersion in Whitechapel, but felt like it grew repetitive as it plodded on. ...

    Good series that continues to be good. I find the narrator mildly annoying, but if I knew or worked with someone like him, I'd probably get along. Author does a very nice job with historical detail where I don't feel like I'm reading a gritty Oliver! or anything that other authors can ...

    This is not a series that I knew of before I read it. To be honest the cover and title made me notice it and then the plot involving Jack the Ripper sealed the deal. I just had to read it. ...

    I love Barker & Llewelyn, I really do. Yet when they or really their author, Will Thomas, take on the Ripper and chooses one of the actual suspects to nab, I have to put my foot down. As much as I enjoyed reading about their ways of going about the hunt and their interactions with ...

    As much as I like this series and the evocative writing of Will Thomas I was disappointed that he chose to write the umpteenth book about Jack the Ripper. Most of the book was well written if overly detailed, but since it is common knowledge that the murderer's identity is unknown, the...

    I hadn't previously read any of the Barker/Llewelyn novels, but this held my attention tightly. Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are private enquiry agents. They are asked to temporarily suspend their agency and work for the Scotland Yard in trying to stop the Whitechapel Killer - or a...

    I like mysteries and historical fiction. This is both as it involved two English private detectives who temporarily work for Scotland Yard to help find and capture Jack the Ripper. One is experienced and admired, the other an intern. I understand the Ripper murder research as depicted ...

    I love this series. I have read multiple fictionalized tellings of the Whitechapel murders as I like historical fiction and mysteries and it is a popular topic. This was indeed special. I love the character development, the details, the tying of history with fiction. It is all so wonde...

    I really enjoyed this installment in the Barke and Llewelyn series. this one was very good. I only gave it 4 stars because I did not care for the Jack the Ripper story. as usual we see London as it was, the working class and a little of the upper class. very very good -- soon I wi...

    I love the Barker and Llewellyn books. Will Thomas has outdone himself this time. It was well worth the wait. I hope he keeps writing for a long time. The more he writes, the more we find out about the mysterious Cyrus Barker, and the more Thomas Llewellyn's character grows. ...

    I started this wondering how they could end a story of two successful enguiry agents tracking Jack the Ripper. They way Mr. Thomas plotted this out was very clever and the political intrigue was the icing on this - his best cake so far! ...

    Jack the Ripper Will Thomas always delivers a special mystery. He does a terrific job bringing the oft told story of Jack the Ripper. The growth of the characters through the stories I is pleasing. ...

  • Scot
    Jul 01, 2015

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

    I've now read the first seven novels in this fascinating series set in Victorian London. ...

    I had been waiting for this book to come out, and author Will Thomas doesn't disappoint in this seventh and latest installment in the series set in Victorian London. As narrator (and sidekick to the enigmatic Cyrus Barker, greatest public enquiry agent in the land) Thomas Llewelyn real...

  • Meg Mims
    May 18, 2015

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

  • Kelly
    Jan 07, 2017

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

    I've now read the first seven novels in this fascinating series set in Victorian London. ...

    I had been waiting for this book to come out, and author Will Thomas doesn't disappoint in this seventh and latest installment in the series set in Victorian London. As narrator (and sidekick to the enigmatic Cyrus Barker, greatest public enquiry agent in the land) Thomas Llewelyn real...

    I liked it, like all in this series, but I feel like following the Ripper case slowed it down & deprived it of the series' usual joy. I did like the immersion in Whitechapel, but felt like it grew repetitive as it plodded on. ...

    Good series that continues to be good. I find the narrator mildly annoying, but if I knew or worked with someone like him, I'd probably get along. Author does a very nice job with historical detail where I don't feel like I'm reading a gritty Oliver! or anything that other authors can ...

    This is not a series that I knew of before I read it. To be honest the cover and title made me notice it and then the plot involving Jack the Ripper sealed the deal. I just had to read it. ...

    I love Barker & Llewelyn, I really do. Yet when they or really their author, Will Thomas, take on the Ripper and chooses one of the actual suspects to nab, I have to put my foot down. As much as I enjoyed reading about their ways of going about the hunt and their interactions with ...

    As much as I like this series and the evocative writing of Will Thomas I was disappointed that he chose to write the umpteenth book about Jack the Ripper. Most of the book was well written if overly detailed, but since it is common knowledge that the murderer's identity is unknown, the...

    I hadn't previously read any of the Barker/Llewelyn novels, but this held my attention tightly. Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are private enquiry agents. They are asked to temporarily suspend their agency and work for the Scotland Yard in trying to stop the Whitechapel Killer - or a...

    I like mysteries and historical fiction. This is both as it involved two English private detectives who temporarily work for Scotland Yard to help find and capture Jack the Ripper. One is experienced and admired, the other an intern. I understand the Ripper murder research as depicted ...

    I love this series. I have read multiple fictionalized tellings of the Whitechapel murders as I like historical fiction and mysteries and it is a popular topic. This was indeed special. I love the character development, the details, the tying of history with fiction. It is all so wonde...

  • Colleen
    Nov 13, 2015

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

    I've now read the first seven novels in this fascinating series set in Victorian London. ...

    I had been waiting for this book to come out, and author Will Thomas doesn't disappoint in this seventh and latest installment in the series set in Victorian London. As narrator (and sidekick to the enigmatic Cyrus Barker, greatest public enquiry agent in the land) Thomas Llewelyn real...

    I liked it, like all in this series, but I feel like following the Ripper case slowed it down & deprived it of the series' usual joy. I did like the immersion in Whitechapel, but felt like it grew repetitive as it plodded on. ...

    Good series that continues to be good. I find the narrator mildly annoying, but if I knew or worked with someone like him, I'd probably get along. Author does a very nice job with historical detail where I don't feel like I'm reading a gritty Oliver! or anything that other authors can ...

  • Jenny
    Feb 20, 2018

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

    I've now read the first seven novels in this fascinating series set in Victorian London. ...

    I had been waiting for this book to come out, and author Will Thomas doesn't disappoint in this seventh and latest installment in the series set in Victorian London. As narrator (and sidekick to the enigmatic Cyrus Barker, greatest public enquiry agent in the land) Thomas Llewelyn real...

    I liked it, like all in this series, but I feel like following the Ripper case slowed it down & deprived it of the series' usual joy. I did like the immersion in Whitechapel, but felt like it grew repetitive as it plodded on. ...

    Good series that continues to be good. I find the narrator mildly annoying, but if I knew or worked with someone like him, I'd probably get along. Author does a very nice job with historical detail where I don't feel like I'm reading a gritty Oliver! or anything that other authors can ...

    This is not a series that I knew of before I read it. To be honest the cover and title made me notice it and then the plot involving Jack the Ripper sealed the deal. I just had to read it. ...

    I love Barker & Llewelyn, I really do. Yet when they or really their author, Will Thomas, take on the Ripper and chooses one of the actual suspects to nab, I have to put my foot down. As much as I enjoyed reading about their ways of going about the hunt and their interactions with ...

    As much as I like this series and the evocative writing of Will Thomas I was disappointed that he chose to write the umpteenth book about Jack the Ripper. Most of the book was well written if overly detailed, but since it is common knowledge that the murderer's identity is unknown, the...

    I hadn't previously read any of the Barker/Llewelyn novels, but this held my attention tightly. Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are private enquiry agents. They are asked to temporarily suspend their agency and work for the Scotland Yard in trying to stop the Whitechapel Killer - or a...

    I like mysteries and historical fiction. This is both as it involved two English private detectives who temporarily work for Scotland Yard to help find and capture Jack the Ripper. One is experienced and admired, the other an intern. I understand the Ripper murder research as depicted ...

    I love this series. I have read multiple fictionalized tellings of the Whitechapel murders as I like historical fiction and mysteries and it is a popular topic. This was indeed special. I love the character development, the details, the tying of history with fiction. It is all so wonde...

    I really enjoyed this installment in the Barke and Llewelyn series. this one was very good. I only gave it 4 stars because I did not care for the Jack the Ripper story. as usual we see London as it was, the working class and a little of the upper class. very very good -- soon I wi...

    I love the Barker and Llewellyn books. Will Thomas has outdone himself this time. It was well worth the wait. I hope he keeps writing for a long time. The more he writes, the more we find out about the mysterious Cyrus Barker, and the more Thomas Llewellyn's character grows. ...

    I started this wondering how they could end a story of two successful enguiry agents tracking Jack the Ripper. They way Mr. Thomas plotted this out was very clever and the political intrigue was the icing on this - his best cake so far! ...

    Jack the Ripper Will Thomas always delivers a special mystery. He does a terrific job bringing the oft told story of Jack the Ripper. The growth of the characters through the stories I is pleasing. ...

    Thomas Llewelyn work was superb in Anatomy of Evil. He is the best young man, warm and kind. His work with Cyrus Barker is always full of humor and sarcasm in everyday action. Each criminal case they work on is extremely well developed and written. Great work by Will Thomas! ...

    Reminds me a bit of "And Then There Were None." Not quite as good as previous books in series, but a very good read ...

    I didn't think that it was one of the better mystery books of the series ...all it was really was as a retelling of Jack the Ripper murders ...

    Very enjoyable take on the Jack the Ripper killer. This is a series with these detectives, but this is the first one I have read. May read more. Good book. ...

    One more theory of who Jack the Ripper was, this one different. ...

    I suppose it was inevitable that Barker and Llewellyn hunt for Jack the Ripper. Not the best in the series, but nothing to keep me from the next one. ...

  • Saturday's Child
    Aug 25, 2015

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

    I've now read the first seven novels in this fascinating series set in Victorian London. ...

    I had been waiting for this book to come out, and author Will Thomas doesn't disappoint in this seventh and latest installment in the series set in Victorian London. As narrator (and sidekick to the enigmatic Cyrus Barker, greatest public enquiry agent in the land) Thomas Llewelyn real...

    I liked it, like all in this series, but I feel like following the Ripper case slowed it down & deprived it of the series' usual joy. I did like the immersion in Whitechapel, but felt like it grew repetitive as it plodded on. ...

    Good series that continues to be good. I find the narrator mildly annoying, but if I knew or worked with someone like him, I'd probably get along. Author does a very nice job with historical detail where I don't feel like I'm reading a gritty Oliver! or anything that other authors can ...

    This is not a series that I knew of before I read it. To be honest the cover and title made me notice it and then the plot involving Jack the Ripper sealed the deal. I just had to read it. ...

  • Gwen - Chew & Digest Books -
    Feb 26, 2018

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

    I've now read the first seven novels in this fascinating series set in Victorian London. ...

    I had been waiting for this book to come out, and author Will Thomas doesn't disappoint in this seventh and latest installment in the series set in Victorian London. As narrator (and sidekick to the enigmatic Cyrus Barker, greatest public enquiry agent in the land) Thomas Llewelyn real...

    I liked it, like all in this series, but I feel like following the Ripper case slowed it down & deprived it of the series' usual joy. I did like the immersion in Whitechapel, but felt like it grew repetitive as it plodded on. ...

    Good series that continues to be good. I find the narrator mildly annoying, but if I knew or worked with someone like him, I'd probably get along. Author does a very nice job with historical detail where I don't feel like I'm reading a gritty Oliver! or anything that other authors can ...

    This is not a series that I knew of before I read it. To be honest the cover and title made me notice it and then the plot involving Jack the Ripper sealed the deal. I just had to read it. ...

    I love Barker & Llewelyn, I really do. Yet when they or really their author, Will Thomas, take on the Ripper and chooses one of the actual suspects to nab, I have to put my foot down. As much as I enjoyed reading about their ways of going about the hunt and their interactions with ...

  • Meggie
    Jul 29, 2017

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

    I've now read the first seven novels in this fascinating series set in Victorian London. ...

    I had been waiting for this book to come out, and author Will Thomas doesn't disappoint in this seventh and latest installment in the series set in Victorian London. As narrator (and sidekick to the enigmatic Cyrus Barker, greatest public enquiry agent in the land) Thomas Llewelyn real...

    I liked it, like all in this series, but I feel like following the Ripper case slowed it down & deprived it of the series' usual joy. I did like the immersion in Whitechapel, but felt like it grew repetitive as it plodded on. ...

    Good series that continues to be good. I find the narrator mildly annoying, but if I knew or worked with someone like him, I'd probably get along. Author does a very nice job with historical detail where I don't feel like I'm reading a gritty Oliver! or anything that other authors can ...

    This is not a series that I knew of before I read it. To be honest the cover and title made me notice it and then the plot involving Jack the Ripper sealed the deal. I just had to read it. ...

    I love Barker & Llewelyn, I really do. Yet when they or really their author, Will Thomas, take on the Ripper and chooses one of the actual suspects to nab, I have to put my foot down. As much as I enjoyed reading about their ways of going about the hunt and their interactions with ...

    As much as I like this series and the evocative writing of Will Thomas I was disappointed that he chose to write the umpteenth book about Jack the Ripper. Most of the book was well written if overly detailed, but since it is common knowledge that the murderer's identity is unknown, the...

    I hadn't previously read any of the Barker/Llewelyn novels, but this held my attention tightly. Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are private enquiry agents. They are asked to temporarily suspend their agency and work for the Scotland Yard in trying to stop the Whitechapel Killer - or a...

    I like mysteries and historical fiction. This is both as it involved two English private detectives who temporarily work for Scotland Yard to help find and capture Jack the Ripper. One is experienced and admired, the other an intern. I understand the Ripper murder research as depicted ...

    I love this series. I have read multiple fictionalized tellings of the Whitechapel murders as I like historical fiction and mysteries and it is a popular topic. This was indeed special. I love the character development, the details, the tying of history with fiction. It is all so wonde...

    I really enjoyed this installment in the Barke and Llewelyn series. this one was very good. I only gave it 4 stars because I did not care for the Jack the Ripper story. as usual we see London as it was, the working class and a little of the upper class. very very good -- soon I wi...

    I love the Barker and Llewellyn books. Will Thomas has outdone himself this time. It was well worth the wait. I hope he keeps writing for a long time. The more he writes, the more we find out about the mysterious Cyrus Barker, and the more Thomas Llewellyn's character grows. ...

    I started this wondering how they could end a story of two successful enguiry agents tracking Jack the Ripper. They way Mr. Thomas plotted this out was very clever and the political intrigue was the icing on this - his best cake so far! ...

    Jack the Ripper Will Thomas always delivers a special mystery. He does a terrific job bringing the oft told story of Jack the Ripper. The growth of the characters through the stories I is pleasing. ...

    Thomas Llewelyn work was superb in Anatomy of Evil. He is the best young man, warm and kind. His work with Cyrus Barker is always full of humor and sarcasm in everyday action. Each criminal case they work on is extremely well developed and written. Great work by Will Thomas! ...

  • Loy
    Dec 06, 2017

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

    I've now read the first seven novels in this fascinating series set in Victorian London. ...

    I had been waiting for this book to come out, and author Will Thomas doesn't disappoint in this seventh and latest installment in the series set in Victorian London. As narrator (and sidekick to the enigmatic Cyrus Barker, greatest public enquiry agent in the land) Thomas Llewelyn real...

    I liked it, like all in this series, but I feel like following the Ripper case slowed it down & deprived it of the series' usual joy. I did like the immersion in Whitechapel, but felt like it grew repetitive as it plodded on. ...

    Good series that continues to be good. I find the narrator mildly annoying, but if I knew or worked with someone like him, I'd probably get along. Author does a very nice job with historical detail where I don't feel like I'm reading a gritty Oliver! or anything that other authors can ...

    This is not a series that I knew of before I read it. To be honest the cover and title made me notice it and then the plot involving Jack the Ripper sealed the deal. I just had to read it. ...

    I love Barker & Llewelyn, I really do. Yet when they or really their author, Will Thomas, take on the Ripper and chooses one of the actual suspects to nab, I have to put my foot down. As much as I enjoyed reading about their ways of going about the hunt and their interactions with ...

    As much as I like this series and the evocative writing of Will Thomas I was disappointed that he chose to write the umpteenth book about Jack the Ripper. Most of the book was well written if overly detailed, but since it is common knowledge that the murderer's identity is unknown, the...

    I hadn't previously read any of the Barker/Llewelyn novels, but this held my attention tightly. Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are private enquiry agents. They are asked to temporarily suspend their agency and work for the Scotland Yard in trying to stop the Whitechapel Killer - or a...

    I like mysteries and historical fiction. This is both as it involved two English private detectives who temporarily work for Scotland Yard to help find and capture Jack the Ripper. One is experienced and admired, the other an intern. I understand the Ripper murder research as depicted ...

    I love this series. I have read multiple fictionalized tellings of the Whitechapel murders as I like historical fiction and mysteries and it is a popular topic. This was indeed special. I love the character development, the details, the tying of history with fiction. It is all so wonde...

    I really enjoyed this installment in the Barke and Llewelyn series. this one was very good. I only gave it 4 stars because I did not care for the Jack the Ripper story. as usual we see London as it was, the working class and a little of the upper class. very very good -- soon I wi...

  • Houlahan houlahan
    Aug 05, 2017

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

    I've now read the first seven novels in this fascinating series set in Victorian London. ...

    I had been waiting for this book to come out, and author Will Thomas doesn't disappoint in this seventh and latest installment in the series set in Victorian London. As narrator (and sidekick to the enigmatic Cyrus Barker, greatest public enquiry agent in the land) Thomas Llewelyn real...

    I liked it, like all in this series, but I feel like following the Ripper case slowed it down & deprived it of the series' usual joy. I did like the immersion in Whitechapel, but felt like it grew repetitive as it plodded on. ...

    Good series that continues to be good. I find the narrator mildly annoying, but if I knew or worked with someone like him, I'd probably get along. Author does a very nice job with historical detail where I don't feel like I'm reading a gritty Oliver! or anything that other authors can ...

    This is not a series that I knew of before I read it. To be honest the cover and title made me notice it and then the plot involving Jack the Ripper sealed the deal. I just had to read it. ...

    I love Barker & Llewelyn, I really do. Yet when they or really their author, Will Thomas, take on the Ripper and chooses one of the actual suspects to nab, I have to put my foot down. As much as I enjoyed reading about their ways of going about the hunt and their interactions with ...

    As much as I like this series and the evocative writing of Will Thomas I was disappointed that he chose to write the umpteenth book about Jack the Ripper. Most of the book was well written if overly detailed, but since it is common knowledge that the murderer's identity is unknown, the...

    I hadn't previously read any of the Barker/Llewelyn novels, but this held my attention tightly. Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are private enquiry agents. They are asked to temporarily suspend their agency and work for the Scotland Yard in trying to stop the Whitechapel Killer - or a...

    I like mysteries and historical fiction. This is both as it involved two English private detectives who temporarily work for Scotland Yard to help find and capture Jack the Ripper. One is experienced and admired, the other an intern. I understand the Ripper murder research as depicted ...

    I love this series. I have read multiple fictionalized tellings of the Whitechapel murders as I like historical fiction and mysteries and it is a popular topic. This was indeed special. I love the character development, the details, the tying of history with fiction. It is all so wonde...

    I really enjoyed this installment in the Barke and Llewelyn series. this one was very good. I only gave it 4 stars because I did not care for the Jack the Ripper story. as usual we see London as it was, the working class and a little of the upper class. very very good -- soon I wi...

    I love the Barker and Llewellyn books. Will Thomas has outdone himself this time. It was well worth the wait. I hope he keeps writing for a long time. The more he writes, the more we find out about the mysterious Cyrus Barker, and the more Thomas Llewellyn's character grows. ...

    I started this wondering how they could end a story of two successful enguiry agents tracking Jack the Ripper. They way Mr. Thomas plotted this out was very clever and the political intrigue was the icing on this - his best cake so far! ...

    Jack the Ripper Will Thomas always delivers a special mystery. He does a terrific job bringing the oft told story of Jack the Ripper. The growth of the characters through the stories I is pleasing. ...

    Thomas Llewelyn work was superb in Anatomy of Evil. He is the best young man, warm and kind. His work with Cyrus Barker is always full of humor and sarcasm in everyday action. Each criminal case they work on is extremely well developed and written. Great work by Will Thomas! ...

    Reminds me a bit of "And Then There Were None." Not quite as good as previous books in series, but a very good read ...

    I didn't think that it was one of the better mystery books of the series ...all it was really was as a retelling of Jack the Ripper murders ...

    Very enjoyable take on the Jack the Ripper killer. This is a series with these detectives, but this is the first one I have read. May read more. Good book. ...

  • Monica
    Jul 24, 2015

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

  • A. Lieberson
    Apr 30, 2015

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

  • Doug
    Nov 02, 2017

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

    I've now read the first seven novels in this fascinating series set in Victorian London. ...

    I had been waiting for this book to come out, and author Will Thomas doesn't disappoint in this seventh and latest installment in the series set in Victorian London. As narrator (and sidekick to the enigmatic Cyrus Barker, greatest public enquiry agent in the land) Thomas Llewelyn real...

    I liked it, like all in this series, but I feel like following the Ripper case slowed it down & deprived it of the series' usual joy. I did like the immersion in Whitechapel, but felt like it grew repetitive as it plodded on. ...

    Good series that continues to be good. I find the narrator mildly annoying, but if I knew or worked with someone like him, I'd probably get along. Author does a very nice job with historical detail where I don't feel like I'm reading a gritty Oliver! or anything that other authors can ...

    This is not a series that I knew of before I read it. To be honest the cover and title made me notice it and then the plot involving Jack the Ripper sealed the deal. I just had to read it. ...

    I love Barker & Llewelyn, I really do. Yet when they or really their author, Will Thomas, take on the Ripper and chooses one of the actual suspects to nab, I have to put my foot down. As much as I enjoyed reading about their ways of going about the hunt and their interactions with ...

    As much as I like this series and the evocative writing of Will Thomas I was disappointed that he chose to write the umpteenth book about Jack the Ripper. Most of the book was well written if overly detailed, but since it is common knowledge that the murderer's identity is unknown, the...

    I hadn't previously read any of the Barker/Llewelyn novels, but this held my attention tightly. Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are private enquiry agents. They are asked to temporarily suspend their agency and work for the Scotland Yard in trying to stop the Whitechapel Killer - or a...

    I like mysteries and historical fiction. This is both as it involved two English private detectives who temporarily work for Scotland Yard to help find and capture Jack the Ripper. One is experienced and admired, the other an intern. I understand the Ripper murder research as depicted ...

    I love this series. I have read multiple fictionalized tellings of the Whitechapel murders as I like historical fiction and mysteries and it is a popular topic. This was indeed special. I love the character development, the details, the tying of history with fiction. It is all so wonde...

    I really enjoyed this installment in the Barke and Llewelyn series. this one was very good. I only gave it 4 stars because I did not care for the Jack the Ripper story. as usual we see London as it was, the working class and a little of the upper class. very very good -- soon I wi...

    I love the Barker and Llewellyn books. Will Thomas has outdone himself this time. It was well worth the wait. I hope he keeps writing for a long time. The more he writes, the more we find out about the mysterious Cyrus Barker, and the more Thomas Llewellyn's character grows. ...

    I started this wondering how they could end a story of two successful enguiry agents tracking Jack the Ripper. They way Mr. Thomas plotted this out was very clever and the political intrigue was the icing on this - his best cake so far! ...

    Jack the Ripper Will Thomas always delivers a special mystery. He does a terrific job bringing the oft told story of Jack the Ripper. The growth of the characters through the stories I is pleasing. ...

    Thomas Llewelyn work was superb in Anatomy of Evil. He is the best young man, warm and kind. His work with Cyrus Barker is always full of humor and sarcasm in everyday action. Each criminal case they work on is extremely well developed and written. Great work by Will Thomas! ...

    Reminds me a bit of "And Then There Were None." Not quite as good as previous books in series, but a very good read ...

    I didn't think that it was one of the better mystery books of the series ...all it was really was as a retelling of Jack the Ripper murders ...

    Very enjoyable take on the Jack the Ripper killer. This is a series with these detectives, but this is the first one I have read. May read more. Good book. ...

    One more theory of who Jack the Ripper was, this one different. ...

    I suppose it was inevitable that Barker and Llewellyn hunt for Jack the Ripper. Not the best in the series, but nothing to keep me from the next one. ...

    Fun series. I want more. ...

    Great blend of fictional characters involved with real life events and a plausible solution to the Jack the ripper case. ...

  • Margie Nash
    Oct 31, 2017

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

    I've now read the first seven novels in this fascinating series set in Victorian London. ...

    I had been waiting for this book to come out, and author Will Thomas doesn't disappoint in this seventh and latest installment in the series set in Victorian London. As narrator (and sidekick to the enigmatic Cyrus Barker, greatest public enquiry agent in the land) Thomas Llewelyn real...

    I liked it, like all in this series, but I feel like following the Ripper case slowed it down & deprived it of the series' usual joy. I did like the immersion in Whitechapel, but felt like it grew repetitive as it plodded on. ...

    Good series that continues to be good. I find the narrator mildly annoying, but if I knew or worked with someone like him, I'd probably get along. Author does a very nice job with historical detail where I don't feel like I'm reading a gritty Oliver! or anything that other authors can ...

    This is not a series that I knew of before I read it. To be honest the cover and title made me notice it and then the plot involving Jack the Ripper sealed the deal. I just had to read it. ...

    I love Barker & Llewelyn, I really do. Yet when they or really their author, Will Thomas, take on the Ripper and chooses one of the actual suspects to nab, I have to put my foot down. As much as I enjoyed reading about their ways of going about the hunt and their interactions with ...

    As much as I like this series and the evocative writing of Will Thomas I was disappointed that he chose to write the umpteenth book about Jack the Ripper. Most of the book was well written if overly detailed, but since it is common knowledge that the murderer's identity is unknown, the...

    I hadn't previously read any of the Barker/Llewelyn novels, but this held my attention tightly. Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are private enquiry agents. They are asked to temporarily suspend their agency and work for the Scotland Yard in trying to stop the Whitechapel Killer - or a...

    I like mysteries and historical fiction. This is both as it involved two English private detectives who temporarily work for Scotland Yard to help find and capture Jack the Ripper. One is experienced and admired, the other an intern. I understand the Ripper murder research as depicted ...

  • Kathleen
    Apr 10, 2018

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

    I've now read the first seven novels in this fascinating series set in Victorian London. ...

    I had been waiting for this book to come out, and author Will Thomas doesn't disappoint in this seventh and latest installment in the series set in Victorian London. As narrator (and sidekick to the enigmatic Cyrus Barker, greatest public enquiry agent in the land) Thomas Llewelyn real...

    I liked it, like all in this series, but I feel like following the Ripper case slowed it down & deprived it of the series' usual joy. I did like the immersion in Whitechapel, but felt like it grew repetitive as it plodded on. ...

    Good series that continues to be good. I find the narrator mildly annoying, but if I knew or worked with someone like him, I'd probably get along. Author does a very nice job with historical detail where I don't feel like I'm reading a gritty Oliver! or anything that other authors can ...

    This is not a series that I knew of before I read it. To be honest the cover and title made me notice it and then the plot involving Jack the Ripper sealed the deal. I just had to read it. ...

    I love Barker & Llewelyn, I really do. Yet when they or really their author, Will Thomas, take on the Ripper and chooses one of the actual suspects to nab, I have to put my foot down. As much as I enjoyed reading about their ways of going about the hunt and their interactions with ...

    As much as I like this series and the evocative writing of Will Thomas I was disappointed that he chose to write the umpteenth book about Jack the Ripper. Most of the book was well written if overly detailed, but since it is common knowledge that the murderer's identity is unknown, the...

  • Quillracer
    May 25, 2015

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

  • ☕Laura
    Feb 10, 2015

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

  • David Allen White
    Nov 24, 2017

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

    I've now read the first seven novels in this fascinating series set in Victorian London. ...

    I had been waiting for this book to come out, and author Will Thomas doesn't disappoint in this seventh and latest installment in the series set in Victorian London. As narrator (and sidekick to the enigmatic Cyrus Barker, greatest public enquiry agent in the land) Thomas Llewelyn real...

    I liked it, like all in this series, but I feel like following the Ripper case slowed it down & deprived it of the series' usual joy. I did like the immersion in Whitechapel, but felt like it grew repetitive as it plodded on. ...

    Good series that continues to be good. I find the narrator mildly annoying, but if I knew or worked with someone like him, I'd probably get along. Author does a very nice job with historical detail where I don't feel like I'm reading a gritty Oliver! or anything that other authors can ...

    This is not a series that I knew of before I read it. To be honest the cover and title made me notice it and then the plot involving Jack the Ripper sealed the deal. I just had to read it. ...

    I love Barker & Llewelyn, I really do. Yet when they or really their author, Will Thomas, take on the Ripper and chooses one of the actual suspects to nab, I have to put my foot down. As much as I enjoyed reading about their ways of going about the hunt and their interactions with ...

    As much as I like this series and the evocative writing of Will Thomas I was disappointed that he chose to write the umpteenth book about Jack the Ripper. Most of the book was well written if overly detailed, but since it is common knowledge that the murderer's identity is unknown, the...

    I hadn't previously read any of the Barker/Llewelyn novels, but this held my attention tightly. Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are private enquiry agents. They are asked to temporarily suspend their agency and work for the Scotland Yard in trying to stop the Whitechapel Killer - or a...

    I like mysteries and historical fiction. This is both as it involved two English private detectives who temporarily work for Scotland Yard to help find and capture Jack the Ripper. One is experienced and admired, the other an intern. I understand the Ripper murder research as depicted ...

    I love this series. I have read multiple fictionalized tellings of the Whitechapel murders as I like historical fiction and mysteries and it is a popular topic. This was indeed special. I love the character development, the details, the tying of history with fiction. It is all so wonde...

    I really enjoyed this installment in the Barke and Llewelyn series. this one was very good. I only gave it 4 stars because I did not care for the Jack the Ripper story. as usual we see London as it was, the working class and a little of the upper class. very very good -- soon I wi...

    I love the Barker and Llewellyn books. Will Thomas has outdone himself this time. It was well worth the wait. I hope he keeps writing for a long time. The more he writes, the more we find out about the mysterious Cyrus Barker, and the more Thomas Llewellyn's character grows. ...

    I started this wondering how they could end a story of two successful enguiry agents tracking Jack the Ripper. They way Mr. Thomas plotted this out was very clever and the political intrigue was the icing on this - his best cake so far! ...

    Jack the Ripper Will Thomas always delivers a special mystery. He does a terrific job bringing the oft told story of Jack the Ripper. The growth of the characters through the stories I is pleasing. ...

    Thomas Llewelyn work was superb in Anatomy of Evil. He is the best young man, warm and kind. His work with Cyrus Barker is always full of humor and sarcasm in everyday action. Each criminal case they work on is extremely well developed and written. Great work by Will Thomas! ...

    Reminds me a bit of "And Then There Were None." Not quite as good as previous books in series, but a very good read ...

    I didn't think that it was one of the better mystery books of the series ...all it was really was as a retelling of Jack the Ripper murders ...

    Very enjoyable take on the Jack the Ripper killer. This is a series with these detectives, but this is the first one I have read. May read more. Good book. ...

    One more theory of who Jack the Ripper was, this one different. ...

  • Faith
    Jun 17, 2015

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

  • Rob Solomon
    Jun 13, 2017

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

    I've now read the first seven novels in this fascinating series set in Victorian London. ...

    I had been waiting for this book to come out, and author Will Thomas doesn't disappoint in this seventh and latest installment in the series set in Victorian London. As narrator (and sidekick to the enigmatic Cyrus Barker, greatest public enquiry agent in the land) Thomas Llewelyn real...

    I liked it, like all in this series, but I feel like following the Ripper case slowed it down & deprived it of the series' usual joy. I did like the immersion in Whitechapel, but felt like it grew repetitive as it plodded on. ...

    Good series that continues to be good. I find the narrator mildly annoying, but if I knew or worked with someone like him, I'd probably get along. Author does a very nice job with historical detail where I don't feel like I'm reading a gritty Oliver! or anything that other authors can ...

    This is not a series that I knew of before I read it. To be honest the cover and title made me notice it and then the plot involving Jack the Ripper sealed the deal. I just had to read it. ...

    I love Barker & Llewelyn, I really do. Yet when they or really their author, Will Thomas, take on the Ripper and chooses one of the actual suspects to nab, I have to put my foot down. As much as I enjoyed reading about their ways of going about the hunt and their interactions with ...

    As much as I like this series and the evocative writing of Will Thomas I was disappointed that he chose to write the umpteenth book about Jack the Ripper. Most of the book was well written if overly detailed, but since it is common knowledge that the murderer's identity is unknown, the...

    I hadn't previously read any of the Barker/Llewelyn novels, but this held my attention tightly. Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are private enquiry agents. They are asked to temporarily suspend their agency and work for the Scotland Yard in trying to stop the Whitechapel Killer - or a...

    I like mysteries and historical fiction. This is both as it involved two English private detectives who temporarily work for Scotland Yard to help find and capture Jack the Ripper. One is experienced and admired, the other an intern. I understand the Ripper murder research as depicted ...

    I love this series. I have read multiple fictionalized tellings of the Whitechapel murders as I like historical fiction and mysteries and it is a popular topic. This was indeed special. I love the character development, the details, the tying of history with fiction. It is all so wonde...

    I really enjoyed this installment in the Barke and Llewelyn series. this one was very good. I only gave it 4 stars because I did not care for the Jack the Ripper story. as usual we see London as it was, the working class and a little of the upper class. very very good -- soon I wi...

    I love the Barker and Llewellyn books. Will Thomas has outdone himself this time. It was well worth the wait. I hope he keeps writing for a long time. The more he writes, the more we find out about the mysterious Cyrus Barker, and the more Thomas Llewellyn's character grows. ...

    I started this wondering how they could end a story of two successful enguiry agents tracking Jack the Ripper. They way Mr. Thomas plotted this out was very clever and the political intrigue was the icing on this - his best cake so far! ...

  • Cherie Bush
    Jun 16, 2017

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

    I've now read the first seven novels in this fascinating series set in Victorian London. ...

    I had been waiting for this book to come out, and author Will Thomas doesn't disappoint in this seventh and latest installment in the series set in Victorian London. As narrator (and sidekick to the enigmatic Cyrus Barker, greatest public enquiry agent in the land) Thomas Llewelyn real...

    I liked it, like all in this series, but I feel like following the Ripper case slowed it down & deprived it of the series' usual joy. I did like the immersion in Whitechapel, but felt like it grew repetitive as it plodded on. ...

    Good series that continues to be good. I find the narrator mildly annoying, but if I knew or worked with someone like him, I'd probably get along. Author does a very nice job with historical detail where I don't feel like I'm reading a gritty Oliver! or anything that other authors can ...

    This is not a series that I knew of before I read it. To be honest the cover and title made me notice it and then the plot involving Jack the Ripper sealed the deal. I just had to read it. ...

    I love Barker & Llewelyn, I really do. Yet when they or really their author, Will Thomas, take on the Ripper and chooses one of the actual suspects to nab, I have to put my foot down. As much as I enjoyed reading about their ways of going about the hunt and their interactions with ...

    As much as I like this series and the evocative writing of Will Thomas I was disappointed that he chose to write the umpteenth book about Jack the Ripper. Most of the book was well written if overly detailed, but since it is common knowledge that the murderer's identity is unknown, the...

    I hadn't previously read any of the Barker/Llewelyn novels, but this held my attention tightly. Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are private enquiry agents. They are asked to temporarily suspend their agency and work for the Scotland Yard in trying to stop the Whitechapel Killer - or a...

    I like mysteries and historical fiction. This is both as it involved two English private detectives who temporarily work for Scotland Yard to help find and capture Jack the Ripper. One is experienced and admired, the other an intern. I understand the Ripper murder research as depicted ...

    I love this series. I have read multiple fictionalized tellings of the Whitechapel murders as I like historical fiction and mysteries and it is a popular topic. This was indeed special. I love the character development, the details, the tying of history with fiction. It is all so wonde...

    I really enjoyed this installment in the Barke and Llewelyn series. this one was very good. I only gave it 4 stars because I did not care for the Jack the Ripper story. as usual we see London as it was, the working class and a little of the upper class. very very good -- soon I wi...

    I love the Barker and Llewellyn books. Will Thomas has outdone himself this time. It was well worth the wait. I hope he keeps writing for a long time. The more he writes, the more we find out about the mysterious Cyrus Barker, and the more Thomas Llewellyn's character grows. ...

    I started this wondering how they could end a story of two successful enguiry agents tracking Jack the Ripper. They way Mr. Thomas plotted this out was very clever and the political intrigue was the icing on this - his best cake so far! ...

    Jack the Ripper Will Thomas always delivers a special mystery. He does a terrific job bringing the oft told story of Jack the Ripper. The growth of the characters through the stories I is pleasing. ...

    Thomas Llewelyn work was superb in Anatomy of Evil. He is the best young man, warm and kind. His work with Cyrus Barker is always full of humor and sarcasm in everyday action. Each criminal case they work on is extremely well developed and written. Great work by Will Thomas! ...

    Reminds me a bit of "And Then There Were None." Not quite as good as previous books in series, but a very good read ...

    I didn't think that it was one of the better mystery books of the series ...all it was really was as a retelling of Jack the Ripper murders ...

    Very enjoyable take on the Jack the Ripper killer. This is a series with these detectives, but this is the first one I have read. May read more. Good book. ...

    One more theory of who Jack the Ripper was, this one different. ...

    I suppose it was inevitable that Barker and Llewellyn hunt for Jack the Ripper. Not the best in the series, but nothing to keep me from the next one. ...

    Fun series. I want more. ...

  • John Bohnert
    Nov 24, 2016

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

    I've now read the first seven novels in this fascinating series set in Victorian London. ...

  • Cathy Bickerstaff
    Aug 15, 2017

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

    I've now read the first seven novels in this fascinating series set in Victorian London. ...

    I had been waiting for this book to come out, and author Will Thomas doesn't disappoint in this seventh and latest installment in the series set in Victorian London. As narrator (and sidekick to the enigmatic Cyrus Barker, greatest public enquiry agent in the land) Thomas Llewelyn real...

    I liked it, like all in this series, but I feel like following the Ripper case slowed it down & deprived it of the series' usual joy. I did like the immersion in Whitechapel, but felt like it grew repetitive as it plodded on. ...

    Good series that continues to be good. I find the narrator mildly annoying, but if I knew or worked with someone like him, I'd probably get along. Author does a very nice job with historical detail where I don't feel like I'm reading a gritty Oliver! or anything that other authors can ...

    This is not a series that I knew of before I read it. To be honest the cover and title made me notice it and then the plot involving Jack the Ripper sealed the deal. I just had to read it. ...

    I love Barker & Llewelyn, I really do. Yet when they or really their author, Will Thomas, take on the Ripper and chooses one of the actual suspects to nab, I have to put my foot down. As much as I enjoyed reading about their ways of going about the hunt and their interactions with ...

    As much as I like this series and the evocative writing of Will Thomas I was disappointed that he chose to write the umpteenth book about Jack the Ripper. Most of the book was well written if overly detailed, but since it is common knowledge that the murderer's identity is unknown, the...

    I hadn't previously read any of the Barker/Llewelyn novels, but this held my attention tightly. Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are private enquiry agents. They are asked to temporarily suspend their agency and work for the Scotland Yard in trying to stop the Whitechapel Killer - or a...

    I like mysteries and historical fiction. This is both as it involved two English private detectives who temporarily work for Scotland Yard to help find and capture Jack the Ripper. One is experienced and admired, the other an intern. I understand the Ripper murder research as depicted ...

    I love this series. I have read multiple fictionalized tellings of the Whitechapel murders as I like historical fiction and mysteries and it is a popular topic. This was indeed special. I love the character development, the details, the tying of history with fiction. It is all so wonde...

    I really enjoyed this installment in the Barke and Llewelyn series. this one was very good. I only gave it 4 stars because I did not care for the Jack the Ripper story. as usual we see London as it was, the working class and a little of the upper class. very very good -- soon I wi...

    I love the Barker and Llewellyn books. Will Thomas has outdone himself this time. It was well worth the wait. I hope he keeps writing for a long time. The more he writes, the more we find out about the mysterious Cyrus Barker, and the more Thomas Llewellyn's character grows. ...

  • Mary
    Jan 25, 2018

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

    I've now read the first seven novels in this fascinating series set in Victorian London. ...

    I had been waiting for this book to come out, and author Will Thomas doesn't disappoint in this seventh and latest installment in the series set in Victorian London. As narrator (and sidekick to the enigmatic Cyrus Barker, greatest public enquiry agent in the land) Thomas Llewelyn real...

    I liked it, like all in this series, but I feel like following the Ripper case slowed it down & deprived it of the series' usual joy. I did like the immersion in Whitechapel, but felt like it grew repetitive as it plodded on. ...

    Good series that continues to be good. I find the narrator mildly annoying, but if I knew or worked with someone like him, I'd probably get along. Author does a very nice job with historical detail where I don't feel like I'm reading a gritty Oliver! or anything that other authors can ...

    This is not a series that I knew of before I read it. To be honest the cover and title made me notice it and then the plot involving Jack the Ripper sealed the deal. I just had to read it. ...

    I love Barker & Llewelyn, I really do. Yet when they or really their author, Will Thomas, take on the Ripper and chooses one of the actual suspects to nab, I have to put my foot down. As much as I enjoyed reading about their ways of going about the hunt and their interactions with ...

    As much as I like this series and the evocative writing of Will Thomas I was disappointed that he chose to write the umpteenth book about Jack the Ripper. Most of the book was well written if overly detailed, but since it is common knowledge that the murderer's identity is unknown, the...

    I hadn't previously read any of the Barker/Llewelyn novels, but this held my attention tightly. Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are private enquiry agents. They are asked to temporarily suspend their agency and work for the Scotland Yard in trying to stop the Whitechapel Killer - or a...

    I like mysteries and historical fiction. This is both as it involved two English private detectives who temporarily work for Scotland Yard to help find and capture Jack the Ripper. One is experienced and admired, the other an intern. I understand the Ripper murder research as depicted ...

    I love this series. I have read multiple fictionalized tellings of the Whitechapel murders as I like historical fiction and mysteries and it is a popular topic. This was indeed special. I love the character development, the details, the tying of history with fiction. It is all so wonde...

    I really enjoyed this installment in the Barke and Llewelyn series. this one was very good. I only gave it 4 stars because I did not care for the Jack the Ripper story. as usual we see London as it was, the working class and a little of the upper class. very very good -- soon I wi...

    I love the Barker and Llewellyn books. Will Thomas has outdone himself this time. It was well worth the wait. I hope he keeps writing for a long time. The more he writes, the more we find out about the mysterious Cyrus Barker, and the more Thomas Llewellyn's character grows. ...

    I started this wondering how they could end a story of two successful enguiry agents tracking Jack the Ripper. They way Mr. Thomas plotted this out was very clever and the political intrigue was the icing on this - his best cake so far! ...

    Jack the Ripper Will Thomas always delivers a special mystery. He does a terrific job bringing the oft told story of Jack the Ripper. The growth of the characters through the stories I is pleasing. ...

    Thomas Llewelyn work was superb in Anatomy of Evil. He is the best young man, warm and kind. His work with Cyrus Barker is always full of humor and sarcasm in everyday action. Each criminal case they work on is extremely well developed and written. Great work by Will Thomas! ...

    Reminds me a bit of "And Then There Were None." Not quite as good as previous books in series, but a very good read ...

    I didn't think that it was one of the better mystery books of the series ...all it was really was as a retelling of Jack the Ripper murders ...

  • Amy Bradley
    Jul 27, 2017

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

    I've now read the first seven novels in this fascinating series set in Victorian London. ...

    I had been waiting for this book to come out, and author Will Thomas doesn't disappoint in this seventh and latest installment in the series set in Victorian London. As narrator (and sidekick to the enigmatic Cyrus Barker, greatest public enquiry agent in the land) Thomas Llewelyn real...

    I liked it, like all in this series, but I feel like following the Ripper case slowed it down & deprived it of the series' usual joy. I did like the immersion in Whitechapel, but felt like it grew repetitive as it plodded on. ...

    Good series that continues to be good. I find the narrator mildly annoying, but if I knew or worked with someone like him, I'd probably get along. Author does a very nice job with historical detail where I don't feel like I'm reading a gritty Oliver! or anything that other authors can ...

    This is not a series that I knew of before I read it. To be honest the cover and title made me notice it and then the plot involving Jack the Ripper sealed the deal. I just had to read it. ...

    I love Barker & Llewelyn, I really do. Yet when they or really their author, Will Thomas, take on the Ripper and chooses one of the actual suspects to nab, I have to put my foot down. As much as I enjoyed reading about their ways of going about the hunt and their interactions with ...

    As much as I like this series and the evocative writing of Will Thomas I was disappointed that he chose to write the umpteenth book about Jack the Ripper. Most of the book was well written if overly detailed, but since it is common knowledge that the murderer's identity is unknown, the...

    I hadn't previously read any of the Barker/Llewelyn novels, but this held my attention tightly. Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are private enquiry agents. They are asked to temporarily suspend their agency and work for the Scotland Yard in trying to stop the Whitechapel Killer - or a...

  • Laurel
    Jun 22, 2017

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

    I've now read the first seven novels in this fascinating series set in Victorian London. ...

    I had been waiting for this book to come out, and author Will Thomas doesn't disappoint in this seventh and latest installment in the series set in Victorian London. As narrator (and sidekick to the enigmatic Cyrus Barker, greatest public enquiry agent in the land) Thomas Llewelyn real...

    I liked it, like all in this series, but I feel like following the Ripper case slowed it down & deprived it of the series' usual joy. I did like the immersion in Whitechapel, but felt like it grew repetitive as it plodded on. ...

    Good series that continues to be good. I find the narrator mildly annoying, but if I knew or worked with someone like him, I'd probably get along. Author does a very nice job with historical detail where I don't feel like I'm reading a gritty Oliver! or anything that other authors can ...

    This is not a series that I knew of before I read it. To be honest the cover and title made me notice it and then the plot involving Jack the Ripper sealed the deal. I just had to read it. ...

    I love Barker & Llewelyn, I really do. Yet when they or really their author, Will Thomas, take on the Ripper and chooses one of the actual suspects to nab, I have to put my foot down. As much as I enjoyed reading about their ways of going about the hunt and their interactions with ...

    As much as I like this series and the evocative writing of Will Thomas I was disappointed that he chose to write the umpteenth book about Jack the Ripper. Most of the book was well written if overly detailed, but since it is common knowledge that the murderer's identity is unknown, the...

    I hadn't previously read any of the Barker/Llewelyn novels, but this held my attention tightly. Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are private enquiry agents. They are asked to temporarily suspend their agency and work for the Scotland Yard in trying to stop the Whitechapel Killer - or a...

    I like mysteries and historical fiction. This is both as it involved two English private detectives who temporarily work for Scotland Yard to help find and capture Jack the Ripper. One is experienced and admired, the other an intern. I understand the Ripper murder research as depicted ...

    I love this series. I have read multiple fictionalized tellings of the Whitechapel murders as I like historical fiction and mysteries and it is a popular topic. This was indeed special. I love the character development, the details, the tying of history with fiction. It is all so wonde...

    I really enjoyed this installment in the Barke and Llewelyn series. this one was very good. I only gave it 4 stars because I did not care for the Jack the Ripper story. as usual we see London as it was, the working class and a little of the upper class. very very good -- soon I wi...

    I love the Barker and Llewellyn books. Will Thomas has outdone himself this time. It was well worth the wait. I hope he keeps writing for a long time. The more he writes, the more we find out about the mysterious Cyrus Barker, and the more Thomas Llewellyn's character grows. ...

    I started this wondering how they could end a story of two successful enguiry agents tracking Jack the Ripper. They way Mr. Thomas plotted this out was very clever and the political intrigue was the icing on this - his best cake so far! ...

    Jack the Ripper Will Thomas always delivers a special mystery. He does a terrific job bringing the oft told story of Jack the Ripper. The growth of the characters through the stories I is pleasing. ...

    Thomas Llewelyn work was superb in Anatomy of Evil. He is the best young man, warm and kind. His work with Cyrus Barker is always full of humor and sarcasm in everyday action. Each criminal case they work on is extremely well developed and written. Great work by Will Thomas! ...

    Reminds me a bit of "And Then There Were None." Not quite as good as previous books in series, but a very good read ...

    I didn't think that it was one of the better mystery books of the series ...all it was really was as a retelling of Jack the Ripper murders ...

    Very enjoyable take on the Jack the Ripper killer. This is a series with these detectives, but this is the first one I have read. May read more. Good book. ...

    One more theory of who Jack the Ripper was, this one different. ...

    I suppose it was inevitable that Barker and Llewellyn hunt for Jack the Ripper. Not the best in the series, but nothing to keep me from the next one. ...

    Fun series. I want more. ...

    Great blend of fictional characters involved with real life events and a plausible solution to the Jack the ripper case. ...

    Will Thomas is one of my favorite authors. This one is about discovering who Jack the Ripper really was. Very well done! ...

  • Andy53
    Jan 01, 2018

    First Sentence: I understand it is said in scientific circles that if one attempts to boil a frog, it will jump out of the pot, but it one raises the temperature of the water slowly it will never notice the difference until it is too late. ?Unfortunate? women are being brutally ...

    Now this is the gritty Victorian London I have come to know and love! Where I felt the previous book in this series lacked a strong sense of setting, I was thrilled to find myself immersed in the heart of 19th century Whitechapel with this one. Once again, the author seamlessly blends ...

    There is good and bad in this book. The bad first. It?s a book based on Jack the Ripper. While it?s logical for Thomas to pen such a book since Barker and Llewellyn live in that era, I would have preferred he pursued another plot line. This is a serial killer novel, serial kille...

    This series usually involves more unique crimes, but this one treads the tired territory of Jack the Ripper. I no longer want to read about mutilated women and autopsies. I also thought it was a mistake to incorporate Barker and Llewelyn into Scotland Yard. They should not have to foll...

    Once again, Will Thomas offers a page-turning tale featuring his irascible pair of enquiry agents, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn. This time, Scotland Yard comes calling - it seems a killer is on the loose in Whitechapel. Yes, the Ripper - and following Mr. B and Mr. L into London's...

    Barker and Llewelyn take on the Jack the Ripper case at the request of Scotland Yard, closing the private enquiry agency for the duration, pounding the streets of Whitechapel in hopes of catching the Fiend. It's a very Boys' Book kind of story. The historical detail about the neighb...

    Another adventure with Barker and Llewelyn, but I found the story line drags with this one and there are not the usual twists and turns. ...

    I've now read the first seven novels in this fascinating series set in Victorian London. ...

    I had been waiting for this book to come out, and author Will Thomas doesn't disappoint in this seventh and latest installment in the series set in Victorian London. As narrator (and sidekick to the enigmatic Cyrus Barker, greatest public enquiry agent in the land) Thomas Llewelyn real...

    I liked it, like all in this series, but I feel like following the Ripper case slowed it down & deprived it of the series' usual joy. I did like the immersion in Whitechapel, but felt like it grew repetitive as it plodded on. ...

    Good series that continues to be good. I find the narrator mildly annoying, but if I knew or worked with someone like him, I'd probably get along. Author does a very nice job with historical detail where I don't feel like I'm reading a gritty Oliver! or anything that other authors can ...

    This is not a series that I knew of before I read it. To be honest the cover and title made me notice it and then the plot involving Jack the Ripper sealed the deal. I just had to read it. ...

    I love Barker & Llewelyn, I really do. Yet when they or really their author, Will Thomas, take on the Ripper and chooses one of the actual suspects to nab, I have to put my foot down. As much as I enjoyed reading about their ways of going about the hunt and their interactions with ...

    As much as I like this series and the evocative writing of Will Thomas I was disappointed that he chose to write the umpteenth book about Jack the Ripper. Most of the book was well written if overly detailed, but since it is common knowledge that the murderer's identity is unknown, the...

    I hadn't previously read any of the Barker/Llewelyn novels, but this held my attention tightly. Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are private enquiry agents. They are asked to temporarily suspend their agency and work for the Scotland Yard in trying to stop the Whitechapel Killer - or a...

    I like mysteries and historical fiction. This is both as it involved two English private detectives who temporarily work for Scotland Yard to help find and capture Jack the Ripper. One is experienced and admired, the other an intern. I understand the Ripper murder research as depicted ...

    I love this series. I have read multiple fictionalized tellings of the Whitechapel murders as I like historical fiction and mysteries and it is a popular topic. This was indeed special. I love the character development, the details, the tying of history with fiction. It is all so wonde...

    I really enjoyed this installment in the Barke and Llewelyn series. this one was very good. I only gave it 4 stars because I did not care for the Jack the Ripper story. as usual we see London as it was, the working class and a little of the upper class. very very good -- soon I wi...

    I love the Barker and Llewellyn books. Will Thomas has outdone himself this time. It was well worth the wait. I hope he keeps writing for a long time. The more he writes, the more we find out about the mysterious Cyrus Barker, and the more Thomas Llewellyn's character grows. ...

    I started this wondering how they could end a story of two successful enguiry agents tracking Jack the Ripper. They way Mr. Thomas plotted this out was very clever and the political intrigue was the icing on this - his best cake so far! ...

    Jack the Ripper Will Thomas always delivers a special mystery. He does a terrific job bringing the oft told story of Jack the Ripper. The growth of the characters through the stories I is pleasing. ...

    Thomas Llewelyn work was superb in Anatomy of Evil. He is the best young man, warm and kind. His work with Cyrus Barker is always full of humor and sarcasm in everyday action. Each criminal case they work on is extremely well developed and written. Great work by Will Thomas! ...

    Reminds me a bit of "And Then There Were None." Not quite as good as previous books in series, but a very good read ...