Sunday, 8 May 2016

Spring Reads: Brooklyn On Fire

Broadway Books; 352 pages; Amazon
Wow, this year is really going flying by. It seems like it was yesterday when I signed up to review Brooklyn On Fire: A Mary Handley Mystery by Lawrence H. Levy,  but actually it was back in January. I was originally going to read the book right away, but sadly that wasn't how thing worked out, as here I am writing the review for it in May.

Set in 1890, Brooklyn On Fire centers on the private detective Mary Handley, who is just settling into her office when she is presented with a new mystery to solve. Out of nowhere, Emily Worsham comes into her life looking someone to help find her uncle's murderer. And of course, Mary is on the case, but there is one catch - Emily's uncle died over twenty years ago.

Most detectives would probably turn down such a case, but Mary is up for the challenge To unravel the mystery, she must unveil scandals and political corruption inside the New York's elite.

Final Thoughts: Who doesn't like a good mystery? I've always loved the mystery genre ever since I read my first Boxcar Children book when I was a kid. I wasn't aware that there was another Mary Handley Mystery before this one, but as far as I can see Brooklyn On Fire is standalone tale.

I was already intrigued by the cover before I jumped into reading Brooklyn On Fire, and I'm glad to say that I wasn't disappointed with it either. The plot is fast-paced, the characters are excellent and the descriptions are well-written. Overall, Brooklyn On Fire is a great mystery read!

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions are my own.

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