BOOK REVIEW: SHADOWS IN THE WHITE CITY
Shadows in the White City is the second book in the Inspector Alastair Ransom series.
Alastair Ransom, Walker's title hero, has been favorably likened to Holmes, Nero Wolfe, Nick Charles, and Caleb Carr's the Alienist, and even Wes Craven's creations.
I couldn't wait for this book to be published. I had to find out what happened next so I was able to read the book prior to publication. Shadows in the White City is every bit as exciting and suspenseful as City For Ransom. The characters just come alive and you feel you are walking the streets of Chicago in Alastair's long ago time.
Dr. Jane Francis Tewes and her daughter are characters that I love and Shadows gives the reader the opportunity to learn more about the good doctor and her daughter and some of the struggles of women during that era and the lengths that they had to go to in order to practice their expertise in a world not ready to accept women as anything but someone who stays at home and cares for the house.
My biggest problem when reading Walker's Shadows In the White City was wishing I could pick up book number three in the series as soon as I read the last page of Shadows. I can't wait for City of the Absent to be published. I'm anxious to read number three and wondering if the readers will be offered a number four in the series.
REVIEWED BY PATRICIA REID
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