Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Book review - The Firebird Mystery

Title: The Firebird Mystery
Author: Darrell Pitt
Genre: steampunk/mystery
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kind of slow-paced
Summary: Once an acrobat, Jack Mason has spent the last several years in a grim orphanage. Now he has a chance at a better life as the assistant to an "infirm gentleman." That man turns out to be Ignatius Doyle, eccentric and adventurous detective. When Doyle accepts the case of a missing man, he and Jack along with the missing man's daughter, Scarlet, set out on a dangerous mission that could change the course of the entire world.

My opinion: While the mystery aspect of this novel is pretty interesting, it moves slowly and has a tendency to get caught up in the minutae of a situation. As I read I tended to get so bogged down with details and explanations that I would lose track of the plot, a plot which didn't always transition well. It might be a nice choice for hardcore Sherlock Holmes fans.

Advanced Reader Copy provided by NetGalley.

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