The Roebuck Cabal by Martin Gately

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Title: The Roebuck Cabal
Author: Martin Gately
In: The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories (Maxim Jakubowski)
Rating Out of 5: 3 (On the fence about this one)
My Bookshelves: Crime
Dates read: 4th July 2019
Pace: Slow
Format: Short story
Publisher: Robinson
Year: 2015
5th sentence, 74th page: But our knowledge of these suspects may serve a purpose; one of colossal misdirection.

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A cabal of men get together frequently to discuss the occurrence of the Ripper in London. But what if he is walking among them?


I kind of liked this short story, and I kind of found it a little bit slow. It may be because I was reading this late at night and wasn’t really concentrating like I usually would for such a themed story. although I did really love the idea of a group of men meeting up to discuss the horrors of the Ripper, when one might have been amongst them.

This is one of those stories that no matter how many times you read it, you’ll find something new and exciting to unfold. Which is why, like the rest of this collection, I plan on reading it again in years to come.

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