The Arnifour Affair

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The Arnifour Affair

A Colin Pendragon Mystery

The last time I picked this book up I gave up on page ten. There was potential there but the dialogue fizzled. I went back to this book numerous times because the premise looked so good, but I never made it past chapter 3. For me this is a very poorly done knockoff of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes.

Book Blurb for The Arnifour Affair

When a carriage bearing the Arnifour family crest - a vulture devouring a slaughtered lamb - arrives at the Kensington home of Colin Pendragon, it is an ominous beginning to a perplexing new case. Lady Arnifour's husband has been beaten to death and her niece, Elsbeth, left in a coma. Is the motive passion, revenge, or something even more sinister? Police suspicions have fallen on the groundskeeper and his son, yet the Earl's widow is convinced of their innocence. Even as Colin and his partner Ethan Pruitt delve into the muddy history of the Arnifour family, a young street urchin begs their help in finding his missing sister. Ethan regrettably familiar with London's underbelly, urges caution, yet Colin's interest is piqued. And in a search that wends from the squalid opium dens of the East End to the salons of Embassy Row, the truth about these seemingly disparate cases will prove disquieting, dangerous, and profoundly unexpected...

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2014 2.50