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What did you love best about Come to Dust?
I loved the character of Constable Cholmendely... He was like a St Bernard desperately waiting for a pat on the head. The interplay and relationship between him and inspector Raft is fantastic. This has to be one of the most intricate plots of a m/m romance I've ever read... this was all about the story and the characters. The sex scenes are great - but they are secondary to the author's dedication to providing a rich mystery filled with amazing characters. The romantic plot of this book also truly captures you.
What other book might you compare Come to Dust to and why?
If you've always wished that Sherlock would just shut up and kiss Watson... you will LOVE this book. All the excitement and intricacy of a Holmes mystery and the edgier kind of Jekyll and Hyde Victorian tension are palpable. Cook does a super job keeping her m/m characters in very real concern for the danger of their romantic attractions. Through this series of books (which can all be read independently) the world she creates is palpable. Her research really shows and he flair for character specific dialogue is great.
What about Joel Leslie’s performance did you like?
It's very impressive. He brings depth and specificity to a huge range of characters. This book is really Dickensian in it's sweep - and he is pretty remarkable. It totally brought the book alive.
If you could rename Come to Dust, what would you call it?
Inspector Raft and the Confounding Constable
Any additional comments?
If you like Cumberbatch's Sherlock and you're a fan of m/m fiction with historical flair... you'll love it.
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I'm new to the m/m stuff and was reluctant to try this since I find so much of m/m "literature" pitifully simple minded and sappy. If you are of the same mind, please give this a chance. The narrator takes a little getting used to, but once you settle in with him, you will find him remarkable and very FUNNY! The story is quite good. I did not read the previous books and don't feel as if I missed anything. Beautifully written. Go for it.
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