It's not all that often that I find myself literally unable to go to sleep at night because I want to finish the book I'm reading, especially when I've got 150+ pages to go. But that happened to me last night with Alex Grecian's The Yard (Putnam, 2012) and after tossing and turning for a while, I finally just got up and finished the book, even though it was nearly 1 a.m.
If after 50 pages I find my mind wandering to other things I could be doing, especially other books I could be reading, I usually tell myself it's alright to put this one aside.
I had the distinct privilege of reading an advanced copy of Alex Grecian's The Black Country. In this grisly sequel to The Yard, we follow Inspector Walter Day and Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith to the British Midlands.
In the year end, most readers are always looking to finish reading as many books as possible before the holidays. I am facing a similar quandary and it often happens that I am unable to fully review all the books which I read. Hence...
In this debut novel by comic book author Alex Grecian, Scotland Yard is an absorbing launch pad for a new series built around the detectives who are finding their way in the new business of criminology.