19th Century Detective Book one reviewed by
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" Your 19th Century Detective, Book one, is a fabulous treat" " By now I've had the chance to go through the book a number of times, and it's worth it!" " all of the characters come across in an interesting way; Detective Brain himself is riveting. The sheer intensity of his character- the look he has at different points in the story- is a big part of what makes the story itself as interesting as it is".
"Thank you very much for sending me this cool comic, Larned. If I am lucky maybe I can get it signed by you and Tim both!" I hope you keep the series going and explore the great potential of the characters and setting. This could be a fascinating series!"
19th Century Detective: The Graybridge Terror by Larned Justin is a surprising - and surprisingly successful change of pace from his usual comedies. It's a moody Victorian mystery featuring the sleep deprived genius Lane Brain. It is solidly written (though with maybe more scene changes than are needed), suspenseful work, with an eerie ending. Very well done , looking forward to the promised second installment.
You've created a good period piece, Larned , with elements of classic detective fiction stories to draw in fans of Sherlock Holmes and even H.P. Lovecraft. I want to see more! Thanks for sending me this. It was a great read, and Tim Corrigan does an admirable job inking your pencils too.
(Larry Johnson's Letter was quite a bit longer than the paragraph above. Larry took the time to go into great detail about the story it's self. I thought If I printed the whole letter here, it might give away the plot. However a big thanks goes to Larry for his in-depth analysis of the story. He nails exactly what I was trying to do with this first book of the 19th Century Detective series.)
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