Thank you to Love Books Tours for giving me the chance to review An Unkindess of Ravens by S.E. Smith
“Move over Sherlock Holmes…”**
When Symington, Earl Byrd is called into investigate the murder of Robert Langley, he’s confused. Why shoot a man when you’ve already poisoned him?
Much to the prime minister’s disgust, a trip to Wales complicates matters further. But the prime minister is the least of Byrd’s worries. Rumour has it, Jack the Ripper’s back – tying up loose ends.
But when did Jack start using poison?
* Previously published, this edition contains new material and a change of author name from Sarah E Smith to S.E. Smith
It’s so good to be back with Symington in this second installment of the serious. The characters are fantastic and the story really does make you see the similarities with Sherlock Holmes.
The story was set with diary entries and reports, which to me, made it all the more interesting to read as you feel as though you are trying to figure out what has happened alongside Symington.
I was completely hooked from the start and enjoyed it right until the end, now I’m supper excited for the third installment.
S.E. Smith, known as Sarah to her friends, and ‘Miss’ to her students, was born into a naval family and now lives on a 65-foot broad-beam boat with her husband, Steve, and her two rescue dogs – Ben and Eva. Crediting her Nana May for instilling in her a love of history, and an encyclopedic knowledge of the East End of London at the turn of the 20th Century, Sarah took on board the adage ‘write about what you know’ and created Symington Byrd: a gentleman detective whose foray into the East End leads him into all kinds of danger. A great fan of the West Wing, Pokemon Go, and Doctor Who, Sarah’s biggest claim to fame is the day spent with the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker, chasing Daleks down The Strand