Not All Superheroes Wear Capes
The Murder Pit by Mick Finlay is a historical crime novel set in 1896. It was a time of poverty, fear and darkness as Jack The Ripper loomed large in the thoughts of people. This is the second instalment in the Arrowood series but can be read as a stand-alone.
An unlikely pairing of super sleuths fight injustice and search for the truth. Where they see hurt and pain, they seek to bring security and safety. They fight for the under dogs, the people whom society would rather forget.
The novel has the disturbing topics of cruelty and neglect of the mentally handicapped. Asylums in Victorian England were places of neglect and exploitation. There were few checks of those running them.
The novel portrays a fight against evil. Wrongs need to be righted as some really do suffer hell on earth.Continue reading