July 16, 2010
A Study in Red by Brian L. Porter Review
By Brian L. Porter
Published by Double Dragon Publishing
Review Posted: 9/12/2009
A Study in Red by Brian L. Porter and published By Double Dragon Publishing, tells the story of Robert Cavendish who inherits a journal from his deceased father. The journal itself reveals a dire family secret, who was the Whitechapel Murderer.
The journal passed down from great-grandfather and finally to Robert, leaves him intrigued and baffled. In being a psychiatrist, he has diagnosed several clients with different mental disorders. But can he understand the mind of a killer?
Porter does a fine job of bringing in the diary of this serial killer of the 1800’s with flare and wisdom. The story is rich in researched detail of the time period in the diary and any psychiatric terminology.
In this story, Porter grasps the concept of the White Chapel murders and adds a special circumstance to it. Ripperologists may like this story, may not, but they can’t deny the ability to see what this killer could have thought; see the details of the victims, the madness that struck the killer and his surroundings. And like Robert, try to analyze why the killer did what he did.
The character was meshed well with the storyline diary. Not once should a reader get bored by reading this book, but intrigued at what happens next. There is even a twist at the end one would not expect.
One maybe critical of this book in saying it is too long. The character’s feelings have been said enough, but really pick this book up and read it. It’s not only amazing, but spine chilling. And please tell me how many books can say that?
Go to Amazon and pick this up now! You never know what lurks in the shadows.