#Bookreview for #Victorian Murder #Mystery, Honour & Obey by Carol Hedges @caroljhedges


In Honour and Obey there’s a killer, loose on the streets of London. He’s nicknamed The Slasher by the popular press, is targeting young blond women and, as all decent murderers do, he’s leaving his calling card at the scenes of crime.

Strong women abound in this novel and I thoroughly enjoyed their interactions particularly between the older and younger generations. My favourite was Hyacinth who has lived under the yoke of her bullying mother and hideous sister her entire lifetime and who’s future I feared for as she tried to break free. It is easy from the distance and cynicism we view her naivety not to want to shake her into awareness of the danger approaching and her development was terrific to watch.

I also loved the Mullygrub’s whose names, when revealed, belied the circumstances in which they lived.

I felt for Stride having to endure the endless and frustrating tussle with the press who taunted the police who were struggling to track the killer down and I enjoyed the tentative building of a romance for Cully. But then amongst all these delights we see the murderer, we know who he is and where, and how, he lives and it gives us a disturbing insight into his life.

Ms Hedges writes in a style that makes it appear as though you are on the very streets of the London she is so eloquently describing and it really brings you into the story when a scene unfolds and you feel you can almost reach out and touch the fabric of the dresses as they pass and unfortunately smell the fetid streets as you walk them.

This is a terrifically well written sequel, there’s humour and dry wit throughout and I thoroughly enjoyed, and recommend, the read.

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About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon. Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre. Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination! Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.
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2 Responses to #Bookreview for #Victorian Murder #Mystery, Honour & Obey by Carol Hedges @caroljhedges

  1. Carol Hedges says:

    Thank you so much for this lovely review! I did enjoy writing this one…and getting to know Emily ..soon to be Mrs Cully!

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