The Devil in Bellminster

The Devil in Bellminster It is and you are invited to enter the quaint quiet world of Bellminster a pretty cathedral town in the English countryside with secrets and shadows around every corner Venture into a world of

  • Title: The Devil in Bellminster
  • Author: David Holland
  • ISBN: 9780312279981
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It is 1833, and you are invited to enter the quaint, quiet world of Bellminster, a pretty cathedral town in the English countryside with secrets and shadows around every corner Venture into a world of petty politics and malicious gossip, a world of surprises and betrayals, a world held together by the suffering soul of a simple man the good Reverend Tuckworth Someone iIt is 1833, and you are invited to enter the quaint, quiet world of Bellminster, a pretty cathedral town in the English countryside with secrets and shadows around every corner Venture into a world of petty politics and malicious gossip, a world of surprises and betrayals, a world held together by the suffering soul of a simple man the good Reverend Tuckworth Someone is preying on the good people of Bellminster, and only their vicar can save them But Tuckworth has a dark secret of his own, a deadly secret, a secret he must keep hidden from everyone from his loving daughter, Lucy from the rash young painter Raphael Amaldi from the supercilious rector, Mr Mortimer from Detective Inspector Myles of London and most of all, from the murderer himself Join the vicar as he sifts through the stones of Bellminster Cathedral, drawing from its cold heart the secrets behind the string of grisly murders that is plaguing this picturesque little town The Devil runs free in Bellminster, and only Tuckworth can stop him.

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    1. The devil walks among you, for the devil is of your own making, a judgment upon you all, a terrible and dreadful chastisement!The Devil in Bellminster (2002) by David Holland is a historical mystery novel set in the early 19th century English countryside. It takes place in the cathedral town of Bellminster. The town seems to be a quiet little world all to itself in the country, but even in the early 1800s there are petty little games of politics to be played and the lives of the innocent will be [...]

    2. The 1830s was when what we now think of as “modern” Britain first came together, a mix of reform on one hand and rapacious capitalism on the other. Bellminster is a fictitious small city in the Midlands with both an ancient, deeply affecting cathedral and a new mill turning out the cheapest cloth possible at the cheapest wages possible. Rev. Tuckworth, the vicar, is retiring after some thirty years of service to the community, but he’s secretly glad to be going because he’s largely lost [...]

    3. The subtitle to this book is an unlikely mystery. Unlikely meaning dubious about explains it. The vicar detective who has lost his faith (no Father Brown) and a serial killer with no history or motivation beyond hearing voices from God (and who I recognized the first time he was introduced as a character). Overall, a historical fiction whose main characters have sensibilities too like those of modern day and a mystery that is not all that mysterious. Do not waste your time.

    4. This book is set in the mid-1800s but had I not known that from the book jacket, I would have thought the time period was the mid-1900s (around Agatha Christie's time). There really were no descriptions of the dress that clued me into that. Beyond that, it was just an ok mystery.

    5. Holland has a good grasp on the class and societal struggles of country life in the 19th c. His use of language is enjoyable to a word-nerd like myself.

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