By J. J. Durham
An exciting story of homicide and intrigue in Victorian London, that includes Detective Harry Pilgrim. ideal for enthusiasts of Ripper road and The Mangle highway Murders.
London 1850. A urban of contrasts. Of clinical marvels, poverty, affliction and loss of life. while Detective Sergeant Harry Pilgrim (one of London’s first police detectives) discovers the corpse of a lady in a Hackney cab, the case turns out user-friendly – till the single suspect is located murdered in his phone. Pilgrim is hindered in his research through his personal darkish previous – a lifeless son and a lacking spouse – and in addition via the well-meaning interference of Charles Dickens, who's serialising Pilgrim's adventures in his magazine 'Household Words'. The case becomes a perilous video game of cat and mouse. yet who's the cat and who the mouse?
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I should be so bloody lucky,’ said Maltby. ‘One of the villagers received it and asked me to pass it on to the police. ’ ‘We’ve got to talk to him,’ insisted Frost. ’ Maltby shook his head. ‘I’m sorry, Jack. ’ Frost stood up and adjusted his scarf. ’ insisted Maltby. ‘We’ll have a look through Wardley’s cottage and try and find the letter. I’ll have a word with him in the hospital. ’ Maltby flicked through some dog-eared record cards. ’ At the door he paused. ’ ‘Seem a loving couple,’ said Maltby, guardedly.
Mullett wants the dirt on you, I’ll find it for him. With a curt nod at Duffy, he followed the inspector out. The sobbing from the kitchen was much softer, weaker. The mother had cried herself to exhaustion. Outside in the car they watched as a hearse pulled up to collect the body for the post-mortem. Two undertakers in shiny black raincoats slid out the coffin. ’ asked Gilmore, impatiently. ’ ‘We do nothing,’ said Frost. Before Gilmore could protest, he explained. ’ Frost took a long drag at his cigarette.