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The Severed Streets

av Paul Cornell

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Serier: Shadow Police (2)

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3562572,297 (3.81)31
"Desperate to find a case to justify the team's existence, with budget cuts and a police strike on the horizon, Quill thinks he's struck gold when a cabinet minister is murdered by an assailant who wasn't seen getting in or out of his limo. A second murder, that of the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, presents a crime scene with a message...identical to that left by the original Jack the Ripper. The new Ripper seems to have changed the MO of the old completely: he's only killing rich white men. The inquiry into just what this supernatural menace is takes Quill and his team into the corridors of power at Whitehall, to meetings with MI5, or 'the funny people' as the Met call them, and into the London occult underworld. They go undercover to a pub with a regular evening that caters to that clientele, and to an auction of objects of power at the Tate Modern. Meanwhile, the Ripper keeps on killing and finally the pattern of those killings gives Quill's team clues towards who's really doing this..."--… (mer)
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I feel like I'm channelling my mum here but, I'm not angry, just really, really disappointed.

I love these characters and I feel they got taken advantage of here. The whole Gaiman thing just felt stilted and name droppy and contrived. It effed up the whole flow of the story for me. ( )
  beentsy | Aug 12, 2023 |
Recommended? Yes, thought for part three I will most likely have the patience to wait for paperback. ;-)

The Severed Streets is well written and engaging. It gets off on a better start than the first part and the suspense curve comes in quite constant waves. There is less action than in London Falling but still enough. As if to make up for that, the books is also a lot more emotionally draining ^^°.

We get a lot of character development, which i greatly appreciate. I liked the subplot with Ross and Costain, and will be happy to hear more of Sefton, though I hope he will work more with the others than on his own at some point. Some of the charm of London Falling was from the team fiddling around, trying to figure out how the world the stumbled on worked. This is still the case, but the ways they attain their knowledge seems less elegant and more forced. This is in part because Paul Cornell decided this time around to show us more details, rather than leaving it to the imagination of the reader, which I find commendable even if the implementation isn’t perfect yet.
The incorporation of recent events make me curious on how this will be read in ten or twenty years. Though there is a description which I thought as a nice nod at first, but then it kind of continues as unnecessary and awkward name-dropping.

While the stakes are huge, the case in itself pretty straight forward (if you read crime novels somewhat regularly) and the ending is kind of… unsatisfying? For all the drama the end left me feeling like someone had pushed me out of the door and slammed it into my face. After, let’s admit it, a quite horrible Bond villain moment.

The very last part of the epilog does help a bit with the abruptness, but still not quite what I would have liked.

Overall: Good book. ( )
  Sue_Z | Mar 22, 2022 |
This is a terrific series. ( )
  tsmom1219 | Feb 24, 2022 |
It's good and I am well hooked to go on and read the next one. But I did have some moments of doubt and concern. I didn't like Quill's death at all. And then I realized that he would be brought back and I didn't like that idea at all. I am not sure about the use of Gaiman as novel character. Why not a fictional writer? Ugh.
By the time I reached the end I was convinced about the plot need for Quill's death and return. I found Ross's payment of her future happiness convincing and poetic. I don't want a happy ending for her but I hope for more hope for her.
On to #3. ( )
  Je9 | Aug 10, 2021 |
The number of times I muttered, "You are INSANE," Could pretty much paper a wall here. Large font needed, but still: Insane book is insane. That's not a bad thing. ( )
  wetdryvac | Mar 2, 2021 |
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"Desperate to find a case to justify the team's existence, with budget cuts and a police strike on the horizon, Quill thinks he's struck gold when a cabinet minister is murdered by an assailant who wasn't seen getting in or out of his limo. A second murder, that of the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, presents a crime scene with a message...identical to that left by the original Jack the Ripper. The new Ripper seems to have changed the MO of the old completely: he's only killing rich white men. The inquiry into just what this supernatural menace is takes Quill and his team into the corridors of power at Whitehall, to meetings with MI5, or 'the funny people' as the Met call them, and into the London occult underworld. They go undercover to a pub with a regular evening that caters to that clientele, and to an auction of objects of power at the Tate Modern. Meanwhile, the Ripper keeps on killing and finally the pattern of those killings gives Quill's team clues towards who's really doing this..."--

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