Skin Like Silver: A Tom Harper Victorian Police Procedural (DI Tom Harper #3)
Leeds, England. October, 1891. An unclaimed parcel at the Central Post Office is discovered to contain the decomposing body of a baby boy. It s a gruesome case for DI Tom Harper. Then a fire during the night destroys half the railway station. The next day a woman s body is found in the rubble. But Catherine Carr didn t die in the blaze: she d been stabbed to death and Harper has to find her killer.
The estranged wife of a wealthy industrialist, Catherine had been involved with the Leeds Suffragist Society, demanding votes for women, the same organization for which Harper s wife Annabelle has just become a speaker. Were Catherine s politics the cause of her death? Or is the husband she abandoned behind it? But when her brother escapes from the asylum and steals a shotgun, Harper has to race to find the answers.
Skin Like Silver is a fantastic murder mystery. I love the history and detail Nickson creates to make his story more real and authentic feeling. It adds a lot of extra to the story which some people might find slows the story down but I actually enjoyed it this time. I love the writing and even though I haven't read previous installments to the series I didn't feel it was needed so I assume the stories aren't overly connected or the author has done enough to allow new readers to follow it without needing to read the previous books to understand it. Skin Like Silver is a great read.
Reviewed By: Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews
Note: I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Severn House