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  • Oh, No, Octavius! on Jan. 29, 2020

    What a fun and enjoyable mystery! I found the characters to be interesting and the interactions between the main characters humorous as well as entertaining. The mystery was set in the Victorian era and appeared to be true to the how it has been depicted in history and other historical novels. Though the protagonist is a teenager he was capable and behaved as one who is young but very bright. The author cleverly had the murder occur at the beginning of the story, then proceeded to provide the back story through the events that led up to the murder and allowed the reader to become familiar with the cast of characters and potential murderers. As the reader follows the main character, Octavius, through his work on the case the picture of the situation that led to the murder unfolds, but it also gives the reader a picture of the Victorian era and how people lived during this time. The ending was a nice touch and not the usual ending for a murder mystery. I would recommend this book and would like to read more of this author's books in the this series.