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The Limehouse Text

The Limehouse Text

Geschrieben von Will Thomas

Erzählt von Antony Ferguson


The Limehouse Text

Geschrieben von Will Thomas

Erzählt von Antony Ferguson

Bewertungen:
4/5 (21 Bewertungen)
Länge:
9 Stunden
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Jan 31, 2017
ISBN:
9781515983811
Format:
Hörbuch

Beschreibung

In The Limehouse Text, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn discover a pawn ticket among the effects of Barker's late assistant, leading them to London's Chinese district, Limehouse. There they retrieve an innocent-looking book that proves to be a rare and secret text stolen from a Nanking monastery, containing lethal martial arts techniques forbidden to the West. With the political situation between the British Empire and Imperial China already unstable, the duo must not only track down a killer intent upon gaining the secret knowledge but also safeguard the text from a snarl of suspects with conflicting interests.



Prowling through an underworld of opium dens, back-room blood sports, and sailors' penny hangs while avoiding the wrath of the district's powerful warlord, Mr. K'ing, Barker and Llewelyn take listeners on a perilous tour through the mean streets of turn-of-the-century London.
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Jan 31, 2017
ISBN:
9781515983811
Format:
Hörbuch

Über den Autor

Will Thomas is the author of the Barker and Llewelyn series, a series of mystery novels set in Victorian England. The first novel in the series was nominated for a Barry Award and a Shamus Award, and won the 2005 Oklahoma Book Award. He lives with his family in Oklahoma.


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  • (3/5)
    Victorian era thriller, featuring a Great Detective and his enterprising assistant. I found it a little too reminiscent of Sherlock, with a whole lot more action. Very few female characters
  • (4/5)
    3rd entry in the Barker/Llewellyn series set in Victorian England, we find our heroes in the thick of a dilemma. Cyrus Barker's previous assistant (before Llewellyn, now deceased, has left a clue as to his death. The Scotland Yard Inspector working on the case finds a pawn ticket in the dead assistant's clothing. Barker wastes no time in redeeming the ticket and walks away with a small book, written in Chinese. This is just the beginning of the duo's woes; there are a number of people who have been looking for this book and now that it's surfaced, Barker and Llewellyn find themselves in danger -- they just don't know who from!Very fun novel to read, the characters are varied and well devised. Sometimes I think Barker's character can be a little over the top, but that actually adds to the charm of these books. The story is well plotted, doesn't fall apart at the end, and there are enough suspects so that the reader is kept guessing. Just when you think you know who it is, there's a twist that makes you go back to square one in your thinking. If you like books set in this time period, you'll enjoy this one; if you want a cozy-type mystery, this one is not for you. All in all -- fun book, easy to read, likeable characters & a very good series! Start with book one, though (Some Danger Involved) and make your way through the series, as the characters tend to be a bit more fleshed out and more developed as the books progress. Recommended.
  • (4/5)
    The more books I read I think Barker is a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Doc Savage. The Limehouse Text is another good book with no boring sections just good mysteries and action all the way thru.
  • (3/5)
    I didn't like this third Barker and Llewellyn novel as much as the previous two, mostly because Barker seems less a hard-boiled detective and more like Batman or some other superhero in this one.
  • (4/5)
    This is the first Barker and Llewelyn series book that I have read. It mirrors the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson and also takes place in turn of century London. Thomas does not write the book as "dry" as Arthur Conan Doyle." There is plenty of action and mayhem. Cyrus Barker is the "Holmes" copy but while he seems less cerebral, he is much more dangerous with his martial arts. Llewelyn has a past (prison and widower) that I may gather when I read earlier books from the series. There are a number of interesting characters who add to the mystery and action in the book.

    Barker has been trying to solve the murder of his late assistant and there are a number of events that propel him into finding his murderer. The appearance of an ancient Chinese martial arts book provides danger and opportunity for Barker in his quest.

    I look forward to reading additional stories in this series.
  • (3/5)
    Exciting but not enlightening. Thomas' description of a rainy funeral (p. 87ff) is wonderful and includes the best quote of the book: "Generosity comes with dry socks, I think." (p. 88)
  • (4/5)
    Protagonist(s): enquiry agent Clive Barker and his assistant, Thomas LlewellynSetting: Limehouse, a predominantly Asian section of Victorian London, EnglandSeries: #3A pawn ticket found among the effects of Barker's previous assistant, Quong, leads Barker and his new assistant, Llewellyn, to Limehouse, London's Chinatown. They discover an ancient Chinese book on martial arts, which many people seem to be willing to kill for. I like these characters. Thomas is skilled at bringing Victorian London to life, and at evoking the spirit of Sherlock Holmes without turning his work into a feeble pastiche. The culprit wasn't much of a surprise, but I enjoyed the journey.