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In Victorian London, there exists no greater investigative team than master sleuth Colin Pendragon and his loyal partner, Ethan Pruitt. But it will take all their powers of deduction to determine if a fatal fall was a result of misery or murder . . . Adelaide Endicott--elderly sister of Lord Thomas Endicott, a senior member of Parliament--has plummeted to her death from thIn Victorian London, there exists no greater investigative team than master sleuth Colin Pendragon and his loyal partner, Ethan Pruitt. But it will take all their powers of deduction to determine if a fatal fall was a result of misery or murder . . . Adelaide Endicott--elderly sister of Lord Thomas Endicott, a senior member of Parliament--has plummeted to her death from the third-floor window of her bedroom at Layton Manor. Did she take her own life--or was she pushed? Although Scotland Yard believes it is a clear case of suicide, Adelaide's sister Eugenia is convinced otherwise . . . Intrigued by the spinster's suspicions, Pendragon and Pruitt look into the victim's troubled mental state while simultaneously exploring who might have had a motive to push Adelaide to her death. As they begin to uncover a family history involving scandalous secrets, abuse, and trauma, mounting evidence suggests that there is evil lurking behind the closed doors of Layton Manor, and that it is of utmost urgency to expose it before another tragedy occurs. Praise for Gregory Harris and the Colin Pendragon Mysteries -The novel is well-paced . . . the interplay between Pendragon and Pruitt is interesting and complex . . . a number of unusual twists and turns.- --Mystery Scene on The Arnifour Affair -An incredibly pleasing mystery . . . the author nails it yet again.- --Suspense Magazine on The Bellingham Bloodbath...

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ISBN : 9781617738890
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Number of Pages : 304 Pages
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The Endicott Evil Reviews

  • Beth
    2018-12-01 03:15

    More of 2 1/2 ** This story contains two plots, the mystery surrounding Abigail Endicott's suicide/murder after she fell to her death out her bedroom window. The male nurse attendant, Nettles, hires Pruitt and Pendragon to defend his honor and find how Ms. Endicott, an over 80 yr old spinster whom couldn't really walk on her own, threw herself out of the window. Ms. Endicotts younger sister claims Nettles did it. The second plot comes from the 3rd book in the series. This is why it really cannot be a stand-alone, IMO. To distracted by the chase of the "one that got away".Good writing. Kinda hints of a Sherlock/Watson duo but with the Pruitt/Pendragon having a "relationship" as they take baths together.I thank NetGalley and Kensington for my advanced copy. I just wish I felt like I could give it more stars.

  • April Rohrer
    2018-11-14 00:37

    This is the fifth book in the series and the stories keep getting better and better! This novel follows two separate cases that Colin and Ethan are determined to solve. Fast paced, interesting characters and kept me guessing. Loved it!

  • Debbie
    2018-12-04 22:32

    "The Endicott Evil" is a mystery set in London around 1895. It's the fifth book in a series. They're trying to wrap up the loose ends on the Connicle case (from book 3), so that case was thoroughly discussed. I probably would have enjoyed that part of the story more if I'd read the beginnings of the case. They're also investigating the Endicott case, which worked as a stand-alone mystery.Pendragon and Pruitt seem intended to be a Holmes and Watson duo, only they're gay (as indicated by a few comments and actions; it's not a major aspect of the story). Pendragon is a brilliant detective that sees clues that others completely miss and solves mysteries that seemed unsolvable. Pruitt managed to spot a few critical clues without realizing what they were until Pendragon explained their significance. However, Pruitt's main role seemed to be to manage Pendragon, usually by smoothing over his socially incorrect or rude behavior with others.The Endicott case was clue-based. I could see where it was going, but the critical clues to whodunit were not revealed by Pendragon until the big reveal at the end. The Connicle case mainly involved tracking a woman down. I was a bit baffled why the duo didn't anticipate what happened at the end since they knew she was dangerous.There was no sex. There was a fair amount of bad language.I received an ebook review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.

  • Caryl V.
    2018-11-13 23:28

    This series about two men, partners and living in Londond during the late 1800s, work as private detectives and follow unusual cases. Love the atmosphere , the detail, and the relationship between the two. This story was especially surprising and fun.

  • Alex
    2018-12-02 23:26

    I really like this series and this ones just as good as the others. I hope they never end!

  • nikkia neil
    2018-11-25 00:38

    Thanks Kensington Books and netgalley fro this ARC.Gritty, real, and no hold bar mystery with all the pickings

  • Susan
    2018-12-09 20:34

    83 year old Adelaide Endicott does not survive a fall from her bedroom window at Layton Manor. Her sister Adelaide believes it is not suicide as Scotland Yard persist in stating. So Pendragon and Pruitt are employed to determine what happened and why.I enjoyed the story and the introduction to the characters, and I suspect I would like to read more of this series - this was the first of the series that I have read.But I am not sure that I can recommend it as a stand-alone read as unfortunately there was a story line continued from Book Three which at times was an annoyance as I didn't know the background to the story and it has to some extent spoiled the reading of Book Three.(N.B In Britain baseboards are called skirting boards).A NetGalley Book

  • Elaine Tomasso
    2018-11-19 02:12

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Kensington Books for an advance copy of The Endicott, the fifth Victorian cozy to feature private detectives Colin Pendragon and Ethan Pruitt.Adelaide Endicott has fallen to her death from her bedroom window. As she is known to be hysterical and believe she is haunted by the ghost of a young girl Scotland Yard have labelled her death suicide. Her sister Eugenia is convinced it is murder and that the perpetrator is Freddie Nettles, the manservant watching over Adelaide that night so she hires Colin Pendragon to prove it. He isn't so sure but his mind isn't totally on the job as the highly manipulative Mrs Hutton, whom he failed to put away on an earlier case, is back on the scene.I have not read this series before so it was interesting to join it mid-stream. The Endicott plotline works well as a standalone and the Hutton one to a certain extent although I think I would have got more from it if I had already read the previous novels. The same goes for the narrator Ethan Pruitt who made certain mysterious references to his past but never expanded on them.The Endicott Evil is a solid, well planned novel. There is nothing particularly new or amazing in it but it follows the standard construction well - brilliant detective follows the clues and puts together the solution which nobody else can see. I like that it references spiritualism, a very Victorian preoccupation, and it makes the novel relevant to its setting.I'm unsure if the novel is meant to be a pastiche of Holmes and Watson with the twist of gay protagonists or if it is simply a construct that suits the setting with Pendragon as the moody smart one and Pruitt as the thicker one, there to provide a foil to Pendragon's brilliance. I tend towards the former but I don't know Holmes and Watson well enough to be definitive.The novel is an easy way to pass a few hours.

  • Laura
    2018-11-20 03:36

    I only got 20% through and I have had to abandon sadly.Really well written and great character development HOWEVER this is the 4/5th in the series and sadly I hadn't got a blooming clue what was going on!There was not enough background information given to a 'virgin' reader to the series and it was just too confusing to keep on going.Real shame!I will put the series on my to be read list though as I am convinced I would enjoy them!

  • Patricia Ann
    2018-11-17 22:30

    Easy to read with two ongoing plots. Not many twists and turns to story An usual Victorian ghost story and Victorian murderesses.

  • Crittermom
    2018-11-17 19:35

    The Colin Pendragon and Ethan Pruitt mysteries will immediately remind you of another more famous pair. There are quite a few characteristics shared by Holmes and Pendragon. The biggest difference lies in Pendragon’s many societal connections and his ability to play the dandy with aplomb. Pruitt like Watson is always a few steps behind, but always quick to lend a hand. Even his formidable housekeeper can be compared to Holmes's Mrs Hudson. Pendragon even has his own masterful female antagonist. The plot is where The Endicott Evil shines. It is a mystery worthy of Holmes himself. An elderly woman is dead. The Yard believes her death a suicide, but her sister believes she was murdered by her aide. Colin Pendragon agrees the death is not suicide, but doesn't immediately fix upon a culprit. The case is complicated by Eugenia’s reluctance to speak openly of family issues. Pride, family secrets and a long held desire for revenge all play a part in Adelaide Endicott’s death.Despite its clear connection to Holmesian fiction, The Endicott Evil deserves to be respected for itself. It is a well plotted novel that fans of the iconic detective pair will definitely enjoy.4 / 5I received a copy of The Endicott Evil from the publisher and in exchange for an honest review.-- Crittermom

  • M.J.
    2018-12-03 01:12

    I received a free e-Arc from Netgalley.The author has set himself something of an uphill struggle in populating Victorian London with another detective duo, and yet I think it works quite well.The Endicott Evil is the first book in the Colin Pendragon Mysteries that I've read, but for all that there are references to a previous mystery, it's explained well enough that I didn't feel as though I was missing anything too important.It is a very Victorian novel - right down to the over-wordy phrases and because of this the book can be a little bit slow and heavy in places. Yet it is also very enjoyable - populated with gentlemen who think a little too much of themselves, and ladies determined to thwart the investigation, and others who're a little too devious for comfort, and if the big reveal is painfully slow, it does keep your interest.My only slight complaint is the author's insistence on using the word 'pants' instead of 'trousers' - it distracts from the very careful world building that he's undertaken and is not at all Victorian.I plan on investigating the earlier novels in this series.

  • Zoe
    2018-11-29 23:23

    Thanks Kensington Books and netgalley for this ARC.Murder mystery at its finest with two detectives that are in sync