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Review ¼ Mad Hatter's Holiday Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ü Brighton in 1882 is the setting of this novel of crime and tangled emotions Albert Moscrop a visitor whose holiday is dedicated to peering through a telescope at the seaside scene marches down ueen’s Road to the beach and dY only to become involved in a sensational murder All Brighton is horrified by the gruesome crime The local police seek the help of Scotland Yard which is provided in the persons of Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray These indomitable detectives soon find themselves challenged by the strangest case of their careers one that is as mystifying as it is macab. Murder in Victorian Brighton

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Brighton in 1882 is the setting of this novel of crime and tangled emotions Albert Moscrop a visitor whose holiday is dedicated to peering through a telescope at the seaside scene marches down ueen’s Road to the beach and draws us through a seuence of disarmingly trivial observations into a compelling drama played in the fashionable haunts of the nineteenth. I've enjoyed the Peter Diamond mysteries by Peter Lovesey and when I found MAD HATTER'S HOLIDAY A Sargeant Cribb Investigation at Half Price books I decided to try it It was different It took almost half of the book before anything dastardly took place It is 1882 in Victorian England and everyone has gone to Brighton for holiday Mr Albert Moscrop runs an optical shop in London and his favorite past time while on holiday is to people watch with his lens' He becomes intrigued with the Prothero family to the point of following them One day a severed arm is found in the alligator habitat at the auarium Enter Seargeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray Wonderful descriptions of walking along the boardwalk enjoying the sea air bathing machines the different classes a study of Victorian England The mystery part was okay easy to figure out and the ending interesting Different

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Mad Hatter's HolidayCentury resort beach piers promenade swimming bath auarium and Devil’s DykeA keen student of human nature Moscrop concentrates his interest on one particular family of holidaymakers the Protheros and especially the beautiful Zena Prothero whose husband appears to take her excessively for granted Gradually Moscrop moves into the circle of the Prothero famil. This is an odd little story published over forty years ago but because the author is one of my favourites I figured it was worth trying it as one of this seriesA typically suppressed obsessive and rather vain little Victorian man Albert Moscrop is convinced that spending his Brighton holiday testing the science of his various optical instruments their designs and accuracy justifies his actual peeping tom pursuits His life is limited to this dangerously narrow hobby and thus his madness implying all the isolation and peculiar perceptions he owns could easily lead to further aggressively illegal results As the tale trickles on the assumptions Moscrop makes through his prolonged snooping activities inevitably involve him in what turns out to be the slow reveal of a domestic tragedy that typically must be covered up for the sake of everyone's reputationThe glacial pace could irritate some Had the writing not been as good as Lovesey's usual standard I would have bailed and moved on As it is the actual puzzle itself wasn't so unusual Conseuently the length of this novel's tooth betrays its age and that has nothing to do with the Victorian setting However it does have everything to do with what a writer could get away with publishing back in the 1970s and the pace of story telling we all expect today four decades laterFinally while I see the trendy leverage in the title I still am mystified over it's relevance Moscrop sells optics not hatsso what gives or am I being too obtuse