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Alex Grecian

Författare till The Yard

42+ verk 3,224 medlemmar 246 recensioner 4 favoritmärkta

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Verk av Alex Grecian

The Yard (2012) 1,323 exemplar, 106 recensioner
The Black Country (2013) 600 exemplar, 60 recensioner
The Devil's Workshop (2014) 351 exemplar, 45 recensioner
The Harvest Man (2015) 221 exemplar, 8 recensioner
Red Rabbit (2023) 150 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Lost and Gone Forever (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad) (2016) 148 exemplar, 8 recensioner
The Saint of Wolves and Butchers (2018) 121 exemplar, 8 recensioner
Goatsucker (2008) 53 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Rasputin, Vol. 1: The Road to the Winter Palace (2015) — Författare — 48 exemplar
Proof Volume 2: The Company Of Men (v. 2) (2008) 30 exemplar, 1 recension
Thunderbirds are Go! (2009) 23 exemplar
Seven Sons (2006) 18 exemplar
Proof Volume 4: Julia TP (2010) 18 exemplar
Proof: Blue Fairies (Bk 5) (2010) 16 exemplar
Proof Volume 6 TP (2011) 15 exemplar
Rasputin, Vol. 2: The Road to the White House (2016) — Författare — 14 exemplar
One Eye Open (2022) 6 exemplar
The Wolf (2018) 6 exemplar, 1 recension
Proof Endangered #4 (2011) 2 exemplar
Rasputin #2 — Författare — 2 exemplar
Rasputin #1 — Författare — 2 exemplar
Proof #23 (Image) (2009) 1 exemplar
Proof #24 (Image) (2009) 1 exemplar
Rasputin #9 — Författare — 1 exemplar
הסקוטלנד יארד (2013) 1 exemplar
Rasputin #3 — Författare — 1 exemplar
Rasputin #5 — Författare — 1 exemplar
Rasputin #4 — Författare — 1 exemplar
Rasputin #6 — Författare — 1 exemplar
Rasputin #7 — Författare — 1 exemplar
Rasputin #8 — Författare — 1 exemplar
Rasputin #10 — Författare — 1 exemplar
Proof #27 1 exemplar
Proof #28 (2009) 1 exemplar
Proof #1 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

24 Hour Comics (2004) — Bidragsgivare — 88 exemplar, 1 recension

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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Grecian, Alexander Douglas
Födelsedag
1969-08-06
Kön
male
Nationalitet
USA
Bostadsorter
Kansas City
Utbildning
University of Kansas
Yrken
graphic novelist
Agent
Seth Fishman

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Recensioner

atmospheric. Conscious attempt to give claustrophobic feel, small town,mines, collapsing into the ground.
bit high of a body count and quite an assortment of killers
 
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cspiwak | 59 andra recensioner | Mar 6, 2024 |
Quality Historical fiction the second book in the series but could be read as
a standalone story. Totally engaging from first to last page, absorbing clever intelligent mystery, which I thought I had solved before our heroes but I was wrong, following a surprise twist. Called in to a grim freezing snow covered mining village in the midlands to aid in a search for a missing family, our intrepid Officers from the yard find a lot more going on than they anticipated.
Completely recommended.
 
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Gudasnu | 59 andra recensioner | Feb 22, 2024 |
Well damn. I was NOT expecting this to be so good.

You know how, every once in a while, you read the back cover of the book and think, oh, I MUST read this! ...and then it turns out to be...well, so much less than you expected?

This book, for me, is the exact opposite of that. I read the back cover, thought, "meh" and put it back on the shelf. However, over the next couple of months, two co-workers both read it, and both sang its praises.

So, I figured, maybe I should check this out.

I'm so glad I did.

Going through the other reviews, I've seen complaints over the large cast of characters, some of whom aren't introduced until quite a ways in. And, in one case, an additional complaint that, because of the large cast, no one gets a proper backstory. And I also saw a complaint that the story is male-dominated.

Interesting.

First off, I don't care if the story has a large or small cast, as long as all the characters have a place in the story. That's definitely the case here. As for backstories? Yeah, the ones that require it definitely get it. Grecian provides a masterclass in doling out just enough information to pique a reader's interest in the characters, without doing a monstrous info dump, saving important details for deeper into the story where they have the most impact.

And, as for the male-dominated cast. Um...look at the time period this takes place in...there wasn't a lot of room for women in the male dominated world, however, there were some that absolutely stood out in history. And it's the same here: lots of guys, but the main "villain" is a woman, the most enigmatic lead of the troop is a woman, and then there's the titular Rabbit, who is...yup, a female character. I'd argue the strongest characters in the book were the female ones. So, I don't buy into any of these criticisms.

The story unfolds completely differently from what I expected, which was a minor disappointment until the author threw bomb after bomb of events and plot twists that I just didn't care and settled in for the ride, knowing it was going to be a good one.

Grecian offers a fun story, and lots of human drama, along with characters you can absolutely get behind and cheer for...even the villain.

I loved this book and I have a feeling it's going to be one of my favourites of the entire year.
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TobinElliott | 4 andra recensioner | Feb 16, 2024 |
Oh man I am worried. This was more like a 2.5 star for me. I hated the Jack the Ripper story line and felt most of the plot ridiculous. I loved the first two books of the series but if this is the way the series is going I might be out. I still love Day and Hammersmith but that was about it.
 
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cdaley | 44 andra recensioner | Nov 2, 2023 |

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Riley Rossmo Illustrator
Michael Hoskin Contributor
Sara Wood Jacket design
Meighan Cavanaugh Book design
John Pirhalla Narrator

Statistik

Verk
42
Även av
1
Medlemmar
3,224
Popularitet
#7,938
Betyg
½ 3.7
Recensioner
246
ISBN
111
Språk
3
Favoritmärkt
4

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