A Cold-Blooded Scoundrel Book Review Summary

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In this gay Victorian mystery, Scotland Yard Inspector Philip Devlin's past comes back to haunt him when a series of gruesome murders unsettles London, and the killer appears to single out Devlin for his game of cat and mouse. Interwoven into the suspense of this story is a generous dose of humor and romance, provided by the warm-hearted Devlin himself, a charmingly inept, infatuated constable, a pair of elegant graverobbers and a couple of free-thinking sapphites.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very obvious Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Special suspect?    -   chronically deranged person Kind of investigator    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   lesbians!    -   descript. of male nudity    -   homosexuals doing their thing Unusual forms of death    -   flamed    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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