I read a lot of books, I like fantasy, romance and some non-fiction
A collection of his favourite newspaper articles. I enjoyed them, they're collected by theme.
I listened to this on Playaway (honestly love this format) and it's part narrated by the author and by Jot Davies. The author reads the beginning and the end and Jot takes the middle, major portion. It was well read and interesting. Ben is opinionated and this comes forward, I may disagree with some of his opinions but overall I found it well-balanced and food for thought.
The year the height of the Potato Famine in Ireland sends many Irish people to New York the city gets it's first police force and one of these men is Timothy Wilde. Scarred by an accident his curiosity forces him to look deeper into things and basically to become the first detective. He's both helped and hindered by his politically savvy brother, Valentine who has also joined the police force.
Unrequited love and a lot of messy politics made this an interesting read.
Mary gets the necklace and then trys to see if she can make the man she has her eyes on. His brother is more attracted and despite trying to resist each other they fail. It's full of the crazy plots, death, distraction and strange complications and in some places the romance gets somewhat lost under the plots.