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10.4 - The Museum of Curiosities

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 5/15/16 11:05 am
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A series of bizarre murders rocks London and demands Jago and Litefoot's attention as they have to deal with the "help" of Carruthers Summerton and muse about whether the mystery Doctor Betterman is involved.

The story works brilliantly as a mystery. While I guessed the solution, the story didn't actually let me be sure until the very last ten minutes. In addition, this clever mystery leads into a nice celebration of all the mischief and mayhem, Jago and Litefoot have faced in the course of ten series without going overboard or undermining the plot. And it then ends with a terrific teaser that sets great expectations for Series 11.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 12/5/15 12:24 pm
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4 reviews in 1, as its one box set.

Season 10 began with a simple story, no more than an episodic adventure that showed little more than a day in the strife for Jago and Litefoot. The two stories that followed felt awkward, first with the younger J&L in an adventure that didn't quite add up, yet asked some interesting questions about the transference of knowledge through time. Again, it was just an episode. The story then builds with the return of Luke Betterman in a story that did not feel like it was part of a story arc and yet linked the listener back to the previous series.
To this point no real story arc had been revealed and it seemed the box set was not much more than a collection of episodic tales.

Then, the museum of curiosities rolls in. A tale that rises like a mighty coda that draws upon the themes that have developed in the earlier parts. This is not just the end of the box set: This story caps off the end of a story arc that began in the Mahogany Murderers and rolled through story after story. The villain of the piece has been around for a long time, yet we the listeners have not known. He reveals himself here and unrolls the past from a new perspective. In doing so, his madness becomes clear and a great battle is fought against the backdrop of history.

We see the rise of heroes who have been forgotten or neglected. We witness their victory and then just as it feels like we have witnessed the great crescendo of such well loved characters, we learn that an evil of unparalleled malice lies in wait for the next season. The very moment of episode's end is a cliff hanger that curdles the blood and leaves the listener wanting far, far more.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 11/11/15 9:05 am
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The last instalment for Series 10 sees Jago & Litefoot reunited once again, to this time try and conclude exactly what is going on. I never did trust the so called biographer for them and this as proven me right. It would appear that the erstwhile Carruthers Summerton is a little bit too much of a fan of the two investigators, and he for one cannot seem to seperate their somewhat odd reality from his own fan struck, "play misty for me genre" one, which does not bode well for the two investigators if Summerton's plans are to be acted out to their fullest. The final episode answers some of the questions about the whole series, and, I had expected at some point having read on the internet that this could well be the last instalment an ending to the two. However, I am thankful to say that it has left open more doors than it has shut. I for one will be looking forward to the next round of Jago & Litefoot stories. It also whets the appetite for the next months Jago & Litefoot special with STAX. I am already excited about this proposal. Timescales.com review