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  • Mind of a Killer

  • A Victorian History
  • By: Simon Beaufort
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (132 ratings)

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By: Simon Beaufort
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Summary

London, 1882. Alec Lonsdale, a young reporter on the Pall Mall Gazette, is working on a story about a fatal house fire. But the postmortem on the victim produces shocking results: Patrick Donovan's death was no accident. But why would someone murder a humble shop assistant and steal part of his brain? 

When a second body is discovered, its throat cut, and then a third, Lonsdale and his spirited female colleague, Hulda Friederichs, begin to uncover evidence of a conspiracy that reaches to the highest echelons of Victorian society.

©2018 Simon Beaufort (P)2018 Oakhill Publishing

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Connection to real events

Very enjoyable from beginning to end. Brilliant depiction of Victorian era. Believable characters based upon historic subjects.

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Flows nicely

Interesting and held my attention. Few twists I didn’t see coming and a few unbelievably consequences but all and all solid. Bought as a BOGOF and well narrated.

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Really enjoyed this!

I really enjoyed this first book in what I hope will become a series. Jonathan Keeble is probably my favourite narrator so that was a big plus. The book , set in victorian England , touched on the more outlandish scientific theories of the day. The protagonists are journalists , which makes a change. The story was gripping and the book rattled along at a great pace . Looking forward to the next day me .

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Convoluted Victorian mystery

Grisly murders, eugenics and mad scientists in a well crafted mystery. The squalor of the East End is graphically portrayed.

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Full of twists and turns

I really enjoyed this book. The story is intriguing and the characters enjoyable. Jonathan Keeble does a fantastic job on the narration - very impressed. The final couple of chapters are tremendously exciting! Definitely recommend this book and will go on to read the sequel

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Victorian mystery with a twist

Interesting slant on the ever popular theme of Victorian murder mysteries . Characters are entertaining well worth a listen hope next one is as good. Excellently read by Jonathan Keeble as usual

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Great story and excellent narrator

Loved the characters and the interactions between them as the plot twisted and turned. Can’t wait for the next one

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Complex plotting

Excellent narration which added to the pleasure of this tale. Very much in the style of a Holmes story.Unexpected twists and I really enjoyed this.

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What a find

Had this on my wish list for a while then bought it this month
I thoroughly enjoyed it. Very atmospheric.
I was going to get authors second book in series, but like others without Jonathan Keeble,who as usual,was superb,reading it, I shan’t bother.
Narrators are so important.They can make or ruin a book, even when the story is good.
Authors take note.

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More than I expected!

I shall look for more from this author and narrator. Really enjoyed it - an interesting plot.

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