fiction crime historical mystery dark mysterious tense slow-paced

422 pages | first published 2012

Description

Victorian London is a cesspool of crime, and Scotland Yard has only twelve detectives—known as “The Murder Squad”—to investigate countless murders every month. Created after the Metropolitan Police’s spectacular failure to capture Jack the Ripper,...
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Moods

mysterious 80%
adventurous 70%
tense 70%
dark 50%
funny 20%
challenging 10%
informative 10%
sad 10%

Pace

medium 50%
fast 30%
slow 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 80% | Character: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 57% | Yes: 28% | N/A: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 71% | Yes: 28%

Average rating

3.71