Review; Murder at the British Museum by Jim Eldridge

Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the crime novel Murder at the British Museum by Jim Eldridge through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards, but I haven't published my review until now.

Description from Goodreads
1894. A well-respected academic is found dead in a gentlemen's convenience cubicle at the British Museum, the stall locked from the inside. Professor Lance Pickering had been due to give a talk promoting the museum's new 'Age of King Arthur' exhibition when he was stabbed repeatedly in the chest. Having forged a strong reputation working alongside the inimitable Inspector Abberline on the Jack the Ripper case, Daniel Wilson is called in to solve the mystery of the locked cubicle murder, and he brings his expertise and archaeologist Abigail Fenton with him. But it isn't long before the museum becomes the site of another fatality and the pair face mounting pressure to deliver results. With enquiries compounded by persistent journalists, local vandals and a fanatical society, Wilson and Fenton face a race against time to salvage the reputation of the museum and catch a murderer desperate for revenge.

My Thoughts on the Book
Murder at the British Museum was such a fun and engaging read. It's a convincing late Victorian setting and I enjoyed the dynamic between Daniel Wilson and Abigail Fenton. An added bonus was how badass and strong Abigail was (with hints of feminist tendencies). The book itself is a classic mystery and it was a pageturner for sure.

So if one liked both historical crime fiction and classical mysteries, I would highly reommend it.


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