The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Without spoilers, I can say that sorting through the clues of Spring Heeled Jack's appearances was really fun!
A hardened Sir Burton, called out by the monarchy to hunt monsters? Delicious. The descriptions were evocative, but the text sometimes got weighed down with an almost Lovecraftian-dense brace of "native slang" written-out all phonetical-like.
Once I wrapped my head around the accents being depicted this way, things went smoother. I'll be watching Hodder for more!
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