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By J. J. Durham

An exhilarating story of homicide and intrigue in Victorian London, that includes Detective Harry Pilgrim. excellent for enthusiasts of Ripper highway and The Mangle road Murders.

London 1850. A urban of contrasts. Of clinical marvels, poverty, affliction and demise. whilst Detective Sergeant Harry Pilgrim (one of London’s first police detectives) discovers the corpse of a girl in a Hackney cab, the case turns out basic – until eventually the one suspect is located murdered in his mobilephone. Pilgrim is hindered in his research by means of his personal darkish previous – a lifeless son and a lacking spouse – and in addition by way of the well-meaning interference of Charles Dickens, who's serialising Pilgrim's adventures in his magazine 'Household Words'. The case becomes a dangerous video game of cat and mouse. yet who's the cat and who the mouse?

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No,” she said. ” He grinned, sat down, and said, “Thank you. ” “No need,” said Rachel Sturbridge. ” He ordered a Macallan single-malt scotch, which showed he had some standards, but he wanted the twelve-year-old instead of the eighteen, which meant he wasn’t showing off. He turned to her. ” “No, thank you,” she said. ” She decided he was probably the sort of man Rachel Sturbridge would like. He was tall and manly looking, and he was friendly in his manner but polite, and he hadn’t leaned over her to talk, the way some men did when they met an attractive woman.

Catherine Hobbes had been surprised to see how fine Pitt’s features were, and how alert and intelligent his eyes looked. But for her there wasn’t anything endearing about his attractiveness. He talked with the kind of easy familiarity that meant he was aware that he had an advantage with women. She was irritated at Joe Pitt already, but she was determined to be polite to him. She had orders, and she was not about to get in trouble just because he was arrogant. If she could tolerate him long enough, she could learn something.

He was a forty-two-year-old man with a soft belly and thinning hair who spent his days selling computer equipment to other men like himself. He was nothing. She smiled beautifully, stepped into his embrace, and kissed him slowly, languorously. “Hello, cowboy,” she whispered. He laughed as she had expected. ” He looked more serious. “You know, I’m glad you were here for another reason. ” “Sure. We can talk, but first, don’t you want to get comfortable? ” She knew that tone of voice. Anyone could tell he was getting ready to be cheap with her, to start complaining about money.

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