Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Truth of All Things by Kieran Shields

A mystery set in 1892 Portland, Maine finds two investigators racing against time to solve the horrific murders of women that are tied to the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. I really enjoyed this novel. It starts off with a bang, and just when you think things are solved, surprises jump out at you. I liked all the characters, especially Perceval Grey, the mysterious investigator from Boston. His Native American background plays a large role in this investigation.

 Using their wits and investigative skills, Grey and Detective Lean travel by boat, train, and carriage to solve these puzzling deaths. This would make a great movie!

A great read for anyone who likes historical mysteries; I found the ties to the Salem Witch Trials a unique and clever plot line.  I won't say anymore about this novel because it can be complex and so many things are tied together I don't want to give anything away! Definitely a pick up book for those who like historical mysteries.  I hope there are more like this one coming in the future; I'd like to see Grey and Lean work together on more crime in 1892 Portland.

 It will be out in hardcover in March 2012.  

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