An Unlamented Death by William Savage

Dr Adam Bascom Mysteries, Book One.

My GoodReads’ Star Rating: 4 stars out of 5, which means I really liked it!

Artuccino’s bookish observation

Great storytelling! I love a good story with a visual impact. I don’t need car chases and graphic-anything, I just want to sit spellbound as the story unfolds; this story keeps you turning the page, gently.

I’m looking forward to reading the next in the series. I loved its pace, its characters, its delivery of observations and revelations, with a little wisdom sprinkled here and there.

The period it covers, the 1700s through to the 1800s in Britain. This period is one that holds my interest because of the new “enlightened” view emerging from the blight of ignorance and suppression.

Set in Britain’s Norfolk, the story has an atmosphere that enabled me to feel placed there, feel the weather, smell the smells, enjoy the warmth of the hearth, which is so important when absorbing the story.

You’ll enjoy this one if you like a gently paced story with murder and mayhem thrown in.

A little about the book

When Dr Adam Bascom trips over a body in a country churchyard he expects a serious inquiry to follow. Instead, it looks as if the death is to be covered-up and left unsolved. Adam is too curious to let this unlamented death be ignored. He is determined to get to the bottom of it. Thus begins a journey demanding more effort and determination than he expects.

A little about the series

The Dr Adam Bascom Mysteries features a young gentleman physician caught up in the beginning of the Napoleonic wars. The stories are set in several of locations nearer the North Norfolk coast. Dr Bascom has built a successful medical practice, but his insatiable curiosity and knack for unravelling intrigue constantly involve him in mysteries large and small.

A little about the author

For most of his life William Savage has been a prolific reader of detective novels and mysteries, with a passion for history. After he retired he decided to put his historical knowledge to work by creating two series of murder-mysteries, the Doctor Adam Bascom Mysteries and the Ashmole Foxe Mysteries, both set in Norfolk between 1760 and the 1800s; a period of turmoil in Britain, with constant wars, revolutions in America and France and the 22-year struggle with France and Napoleon.

Genre – Fiction

Mystery, Historical Fiction,

Backdrop

Set in Norfolk between 1760 and the 1800s; a period of turmoil in Britain, with constant wars, revolutions in America and France and the 22-year struggle with France and Napoleon.

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Mystery to Thriller Gauge 03
Our temperature gauge reading of 3 reflects our judgement that the story is
an INTRIGUING read, a GOOD mystery