The Darwin Affair
  • The Darwin Affair
  • The Darwin Affair
ISBN: 1616206349
EAN13: 9781616206345
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 11, 2019
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 1" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Intellectually stimulating and viscerally exciting, The Darwin Affair is breathtaking from start to stop. --The Wall Street Journal

Get ready for one of the most inventive and entertaining novels of 2019--an edge-of-your-seat Victorian-era thriller, where the controversial publication On the Origin of Species sets off a string of unspeakable crimes.London, June 1860: When an assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, and a petty thief is gruesomely murdered moments later--and only a block away--Chief Detective Inspector Charles Field quickly surmises that these crimes are connected to an even more sinister plot. Was Victoria really the assassin's target? Are those closest to the Crown hiding something? And who is the shadowy figure witnesses describe as having lifeless, coal-black eyes?Soon, Field's investigation exposes a shocking conspiracy in which the publication of Charles Darwin's controversial On the Origin of Species sets off a string of murders, arson, kidnapping, and the pursuit of a madman named the Chorister. As the investigation takes Field from the dangerous alleyways of London to the hallowed halls of Oxford, the list of possible conspirators grows, and the body count escalates. And as he edges closer to the Chorister, he uncovers dark secrets that were meant to remain forever hidden. Tim Mason has created a rousing page-turner that both Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would relish and envy.

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The book reminded me of The Devil in White City. Gorey novels are not something that I like to read.
   A Fun Affair!
The Darwin Affair is a novel that is full of fun, frivolous and satisfying. In Victorian times, Prince Albert, the Queen's well- educated and liberal leaning Consort, supports Charles Darwin, whose recently published theories blew the cobwebs away from biblical myth as to how we got here and have since evolved. It is Mason's quirky reversals and revelations that make this modern- dayPenny- dreadful so entertaining, but it is Dickens, Huxley and other beacon of the age that make appearances. A very good read.
   A complicated novel
There are historical people interacting with a fictional character. It is a complicated plot. It's not for everyone. There are a lot of strange events. Did I enjoy it? Not very. I couldn't bring myself to put it down. I wanted to know why the person was doing what he was doing.
   Clever and Entertaining
I liked this book very much. The appearance by Dickens and the minor but developed character of Charles Darwin are very well done. The Victorian flavor to the story is more than just a setting. One of the books that I didn't want to finish was this one. This was the weakest section, but still pretty good.