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Book Review: ‘The Executioner’s Heart’ by George Mann
In Executioner’s Heart—the fourth Newbury & Hobbes steampunk mystery from George Mann—the detectives are up against the most frightening villainess England has yet seen.
It’s normal for Charles Bainbridge, Chief Inspector of Scotland Yard, to be called to the scene of a crime, but this is the third murder in quick succession where the victim’s chest has been cracked open and their heart torn out. Bainbridge suspects there’s a symbolic reason for the stolen hearts, so he sends for supernatural specialist Sir Maurice Newbury and his determined assistant, Miss Veronica Hobbes.