Friday, January 1, 2021

The Thief of Blackfriars Lane by Michelle Griep


here’s Often a Fine Line Between a Criminal and a Saint
Constable Jackson Forge intends to make the world safer, or at least the streets of Victorian London. But that’s Kit Turner’s domain, a swindler who runs a crew that acquires money the old-fashioned way—conning the rich to give to the poor. When a local cab driver goes missing, Jackson is tasked with finding the man, and the only way to do that is by enlisting Kit’s help. If Jackson doesn’t find the cabby, he’ll be fired. If Kit doesn’t help Jackson, he’ll arrest her for thievery. Yet neither of them realize those are the least of their problems.



About The Author

 I hear voices. Loud. Incessant. And very real. Which basically gives me two options: choke back massive amounts of Prozac or write fiction. I chose the latter. Way cheaper. I've been writing since I discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. I seek to glorify God in all that I write...except for that graffiti phase I went through as a teenager. Oops. Did I say that out loud?



My Review

A story that is full of surprises, some good, some not so good, and as I was reading I was reminded of the TV show Leverage, so many things happen here that are reminiscent of that show.

The author gives us an eager young constable, and we meet him on his first day, and he runs headlong into Kit Turner, now Jackson is trying to get to work, but also wants to stop crime, and thus we are off.

While Jackson's impression at the Police Department is very shaky, and he is given a hopeless task to save his job! Thus enter a partnership between the thief and the law, and what a journey you are about to begin.

We get to parts of London that most people never see, and this part never sees the light o day! Kit is very familiar here, and she has a heart for the less fortunate, thus taking from the rich and giving to the poor.

Will these two find the missing men? Well, hang on this journey get bumpy, and boy are there surprises, most you won't see coming!


I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Barbour, and was not required to give a positive review. 

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