Down a Dark River by Karen Odden:
1. The stage - the year is 1878 and we are in Victorian
London, a time of discovery and innovation,
a time when people are still bound by their class and history.
2. The lead - Michael Corravan is an inspector in Scotland
Yard, a young man with a prickly character and complicated
history, in no hurry to share his secrets.
3. The supporting cast - Corravan is surrounded by a motley
crew of friends and colleagues who all add another
dimension both to his character and to the story.
4. The plot - the book, the first in a new series,
begins with the disappearance of one woman,
the murder of another and a river that runs between them.
Nothing more from me, this is a spoiler-free zone.
5. The summary - if you are in the market for a
hard-to-put-down historical mystery with a different voice,
plenty of atmosphere, plot twists, suspense, quality writing
and a satisfying end, this could well be the book for you.
Featured: I upcycled these bags
with a tea wash and embroidery.
Thank you for the review. That one sounds right up my street. Those recycled bags are gorgeous! xx
I agree, the bags are lovely! What a great recycling project.
I may have to look for that book.
Love those bags.
The bags are cute! I always love a good detective series, this one is new to me. Thanks for the review. PS, thanks for visiting my blog. Take care, have a great day!
What an interesting book!
I liked how you used tea wash for the cute bags!
Sounds so good! The upcycled bags are a great idea. I have some small linen bags that I have not been able to ditch. Hmmm...
The bags are so pretty, I love how you gave them a bit of antique look and your embroidery on them is so lovely!
I love your bags and your review. But I will never read scary books :-)
I've written this down as others on Amazon seem to agree with you and this is a favorite time period and location for me. I tend to read cozy mysteries about women sleuths but want to see if my library can get it for me. Your little tea stained bags are so pretty with their embroidery that speaks to my longing for spring heart!
I always need new books to add to my list---especially for those long car or plane trips!
P.S. Your bags are so sweet!!
I will be adding this book to my read list. Thank you for the review.
I love the recycled bags. Flowers, bees and brightness!
Sounds a very good book, many thanks for the review.
I do like your bags ...
Have a happy month of March.
All the best Jan
this crime thriller sounds great to me dear Amalia :)
thank you for recommendation .
Oh i love these bags ,looking at makes me smile as thinking of your skills makes me happy .such a gift you fill everything with your magic :)
Sunt foarte dragute si mai mult de atat, utile!
Cele mai calde salutari,
Your little bags are beautiful. I am amazed by the beautiful embroideries.
I haven't read any books by Karen Odden.
Thanks for the tip.
Many greetings to you.
The bags are delightful, Amalia. I enjoy stories about inspectors, especially a Scotland Yard inspector. Your review is inspiring. Happy Friday, my friend! xo
Those bags are so sweet Amalia, and the book sounds really interesting.
I always love your "spoiler free" book reviews. Intriguing! I'm also going to pass this one on to my daughter. I think she'd love it, too.
Those little bags are simply adorable! Hugs and blessings, Cindy
This is an excellent review Amalia! Thank you for your bullet list, and spoiler-proof teaser! Your embroidered burlap bags are adorable!
Thank you for the review, Amalia. I recently read Under a Veiled Moon by the same author and very much enjoyed it, so now I put this one on hold at the library.
Thanks so much for the review of this book....Definitely sounds like something I would definitely want to read....Thanks so much for stopping by!
Amalia, you made such pretty bags and I like the book you read.
You've sold that book! Just loving those little bags.xxx
Pretty and cute bags. The book sounds like a good read.
Todo se ve muy bonito. Feliz fin de semana.
I love these little bags, Amalia.
Sounds like a good read :)
Thank you for the review, Amalia. That one sounds interesting. The bags are darling!
It does sound like a winner. Thanks for sharing.
...and the bags are five star too!
Oh that sounds good!!
This sounds like a really good read. Happy St. Patrick's Day sweet friend. Hugs. Kris
This one sounds interesting. Thanks for linking up.
I like those little bags. Did you make them?
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You had me at #1 & #2 I know I will enjoy this book so thanks for the recommendation and for joining us at What's On Your Bookshelf? I'm off to download Down a Dark River Now. I look forward to you joining us next month. x
Love the cute bags.
What a great recycling project!
Hugs and blessings, Amalia.
Amalia - adorable little bags! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!
Thank you for joining us for What's On Your Bookshelf.
This sounds like a great book - I loved your review and its format.
It's always good to read a positive review of a book. The bags are so pretty.
I don't know this book, and never heard of it before, but it has everything to catcht my interest!
I'm going to look for it on the web, thank you for your beautiful review.
Wishing you a beautiful end of your week
Una vez leído el libro, has hecho un buen resumen de las razones que te mueven para recomendarlo.
Que tengas un feliz domingo.
Thanks for the review! This sounds like an interesting book, I like mysteries and read many.
Ooo this sounds good!! I am excited to start watching The Boston Strangler on HULU.
This sounds right up my alley and a series too. Thanks for sharing :)
I love a good mystery! I'll be adding this book to my list!
Love both the book, and your embroidered tea bags!
Es ideal leer historias de misterio y disfrutar de un buen té.
Maravillosas bolsas bordadas.
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