Alasdair Muckersie


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Smashwords book reviews by Alasdair Muckersie

  • Octopus on June 17, 2019

    Our young hero, Octavius Guy, pulls it off again! Cleverly plotted and. wonderfully written. Great characters, humour, intrigue and historical authenticity make this Victorian-era detective novel a delight to read.
  • The Bridge of Dead Things on Oct. 27, 2019

    Michael Gallagher is a superb storyteller. This book is intriguing, mesmerising and totally enthralling; full of mystery, excitement, wit and poignancy in equal measure; packed with wonderful characters and dialogue, as ever, in an authentic Victorian setting. As with all his books, I could easily see this remarkable tale being adapted for a television audience. A thoroughly entertaining and satisfying read.
  • Oh, No, Octavius! on March 10, 2020

    I've said it before and I'm saying it again- Michael Gallagher is a master storyteller. This, the latest in the Octavius Guy series, has all his familiar trademarks - ingenious plot, brilliant characters and pitch-perfect dialogue - and is related with Gallagher's typical warmth and wit. His sense of the Victorian setting is superb. The mystery twists and turns intriguingly. The denouement is quite astounding in its conception and the short epilogue is very satisfying. The whole thing is completely enjoyable and thoroughly entertaining I was glad to see the welcome (though brief) returns of Julius, Tricky, Bertha and Mr Bruff... and mention of a certain Sergeant Cuff. And I'm sure we've not seen the last of Sergeant Gray. As ever, the author's notes at the end are an extra bonus.