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Arrowood London Society takes their problems to Sherlock Holmes Everyone else goes to Arrowood The Afghan War is over and a deal with the Irish appears to have brought an end to sectarian violence but Britain

  • Title: Arrowood
  • Author: Mick Finlay
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  • Page: 461
  • Format: Paperback
  • London Society takes their problems to Sherlock Holmes Everyone else goes to Arrowood.The Afghan War is over and a deal with the Irish appears to have brought an end to sectarian violence, but Britain s position in the world is uncertain and the gap between rich and poor is widening London is a place where the wealthy party while the underclass are tempted into lives of London Society takes their problems to Sherlock Holmes Everyone else goes to Arrowood.The Afghan War is over and a deal with the Irish appears to have brought an end to sectarian violence, but Britain s position in the world is uncertain and the gap between rich and poor is widening London is a place where the wealthy party while the underclass are tempted into lives of crime, drugs and prostitution A serial killer stalks the streets Politicians are embroiled in financial and sexual scandals The year is 1895.The police don t have the resources to deal with everything that goes on in the capital The rich turn to a celebrated private detective when they need help Sherlock Holmes But in densely populated south London, where the crimes are sleazier and Holmes rarely visits, people turn to Arrowood, a private investigator who despises Holmes, his wealthy clientele and his showy forensic approach to crime Arrowood understands people, not clues Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, US cover, 363 pages Published July 18th 2017 by MIRA first published March 23rd 2017 More Details Original Title Arrowood ISBN 077833094X ISBN13 9780778330943 Edition Language English Series Arrowood 1 Other Editions 32 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Frien

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    About "Mick Finlay"

    1. Mick Finlay

      Facebook Finlay was born in Glasgow and grew up in Canada and England He now divides his time between Brighton and Cambridge He teaches in a Psychology Department, and has published social psychological research on political violence, persuasion, and verbal and non verbal behaviour Before becoming an academic he worked as a tent hand in a travelling Facebook Finlay was born in Glasgow and grew up in Canada and England He now divides his time between Brighton and Cambridge He teaches in a Psychology Department, and has published social psychological research on political violence, persuasion, and verbal and non verbal behaviour Before becoming an academic he worked as a tent hand in a travelling circus, a butcher s boy, a hotel porter, and in various psychology related roles in the NHS and social services He reads widely in history, psychology, and enjoys a variety of fiction genres including crime, of course Mick used his background in psychology to write Arrowood , a historical crime fiction novel set in Victorian London It is published HQ Harper Collins in the UK and by Mira in the USA Translations are available by Harper Collins in a number of other countries e.g Japan, Brazil, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Holland, Finland, Norway and Sweden The sequel, The Murder Pit , came out in Jan 2019 UK , Feb in N America, and other countries later this year dates to be confirmed Gangsters, pornographers, drunks and Fenian terrorists abound in this Victorian noir detective novel, which crackles with energy and wit The Times of London Top 100 Summer Books Arrowood is the Victorian workingman s answer to the higher class Sherlock Holmes a foul mouthed, hard drinking, shabby detective with a seriously bad attitude toward his famous counterpart Seattle Times 10 of the Summer s Hottest Crime Fiction Titles

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    1. So I have finished my Easter Book An anti Sherlock Holmes set in 1895 London at the height of the notorious detective s fame The tagline on the book is London Society takes its problems to Sherlock Holmes Everyone else goes to Arrowood Arrowood and his very capable assistant Norman Barnett investigate the seedy underside of London Cases are brought to a conclusion not solved using hard graft, illegal means when necessary, amateurish psychology and a lot of luck both bad and good This So I have f [...]


    2. Drunken and bitter about the undeserved notoriety of Homes and Watson, this detective is not what you d expect He is, in fact, rather unappealing and despite the various successes in his past, i m not sure i d trust him to investigate any case of mine Even so because that would mean I was stuck in the midden that is south London in 1895 Suffice it to say that the author does particularly well at imagining this dank, dangerous, and decidedly underclass world The criminals that stalk th Drunken an [...]


    3. I just can t resist reading a book that is set in the same time as Sherlock Holmes And, the book did seem really promising with Arrowood being the poor man s Sherlock Holmes However, I had some problems with the story First, with Arrowood himself and his Sherlock envy I mean his alias is Locksher and he can t seem to be able to deal with Sherlock Holmes being so popular Several times does he rant about that And, it was irritating, and it didn t get better as the story progressed Thankfull I just [...]


    4. Down south, London townIn South London in the 1890s, William Arrowood is fat and bald a potato of a man , physically unfit, exhibits problems with alcohol consumption and has a pathological aversion to Sherlock Holmes For various reasons Arrowood finds himself a private investigator like Holmes he has an assistant, a working class tough with a sensitive interior called Norman Barnett Arrowood professedly bases his deductive methods on a study of the minds of those involved in his cases Th Down s [...]



    5. I absolutely love the tagline of this book London Society takes their problems to Sherlock Holmes Everyone else goes to Arrowood.That totally caught my eye when I was scanning Netgalley in search of new books to read this summer An anti Sherlock Holmes sounded refreshing and new I have been watching the TV show Sherlock which if you haven t watched it, go right now to Netflix and start and I love the modern take on it, so I thought that something like an anti Sherlock read would be compli I abso [...]


    6. Siento que llevo una eternidad con esta lectura Esperaba algo al estilo Sherlock Holmes, siendo que adem s ocurre en la misma poca, pero ha sido dar vueltas y m s vueltas a lo mismo una y otra vez Hay un c ctel entre los fenianos, Sherlock e incluso Jack el destripador que no llega a sacarle provecho por intentar juntar todo en un mismo libro El Inspector Arrowood no ha estado mal como personaje, me record un poco a Backstrom y Barnett no ha logrado convencerme del todo.


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