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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The Outcast Girls by Alys Clare

I really enjoyed the first book in the World's End Investigation Bureau, a Victorian mystery series.  This one, for some reason, was less intriguing.

from description: "London, 1881. Lily Raynor, owner of the World's End Investigation Bureau, is growing increasingly worried. Work is drying up, finances are tight and she cannot find enough for Felix Wibraham, her sole employee, to do. When schoolteacher Georgiana Long arrives with a worrying tale of runaway pupils, it seems like the answer to her prayers. The case is an interesting one, and what could be less perilous than a trip to a girls' boarding school, out in the Fens?"

The Outcast Girls was OK, but I did not find it as interesting as I hoped. The title World's End Investigation Bureau and the Victorian setting appeals to me, and since I liked the first book, I'll give the next one a try.

Read in August.  Blog review scheduled for Nov. 11.

NetGalley/Severn House
Historical Mystery.  Dec. 1, 2020.  Print length:  256 pages. 

9 comments:

  1. I love Victorian mysteries. It's always a bummer when the follow-up doesn't live up to it's predecessor. Hopefully the next one will be better. :)

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    1. Me, too. :) I am hoping the next one will be better.

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  3. The World's End Investigation Bureau series sounds like an intriguing read. Hopefully the next book will be better.

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    1. I love the name of the agency. "The World's End Investigation Bureau" appeals to me. :p

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  4. I am sorry this one wasn't as good as the first book. Hopefully the next one will be better. I have a soft spot for Victorian mysteries and imagine I will give this series a try at some point.

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    1. I do love Victorian mysteries, and I'm hoping I'll like the next one better.

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  5. I love Victorian mysteries but too bad this one a bit of a letdown. I'm still curious about this series so one of these days I may pick it up.

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