An Act of Mercy: A gripping historical mystery set in Victorian London

by J. J. Durham

On Sale: 06/04/2015

An Act of Mercy: A gripping historical mystery set in Victorian London

by J. J. Durham

On Sale: 06/04/2015

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About the Book

A thrilling tale of murder and intrigue in Victorian London, featuring Detective Harry Pilgrim. Perfect for fans of S. J. PARIS and C. J. SANSOM. Previously published as A KILLING KINDNESS.

London 1850. A city of contrasts. Of scientific marvels, poverty, disease and death.

When Detective Sergeant Harry Pilgrim (one of London’s first police detectives) discovers the corpse of a woman in a Hackney cab, the case seems straightforward – until the only suspect is found murdered in his cell.

Pilgrim is hindered in his investigation by his own dark past – a dead son and a missing wife – and also by the well-meaning interference of Charles Dickens, who is serialising Pilgrim's adventures in his journal 'Household Words'.

The case turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse. But who is the cat and who the mouse?

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008132774
  • ISBN 10: 0008132771
  • Imprint: Killer Reads
  • On Sale: 06/04/2015
  • Pages: 296
  • List Price:13.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Historical
  • BISAC2 : Undefined Category
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Crime
  • BISAC5 : FICTION / Horror

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