Dead Image

Dead Image : A Detective Sergeant Best Mystery

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The explosion was heard twenty miles away. It killed boatmen and wrecked the exotic villa of Lawrence Alma-Tadema, the fashionable St John's Wood artist. But what caused the 1874 Regent's Park explosion? Fenian bombs? Sabotage by rival railways or other firms? Or was it something personal? And whose was the other body found in the canal? An artist's model? The missing King's Cross barmaid? Or another victim of the so-called Thames murderer? As he struggles to find the answers, Scotland Yard's Sergeant Ernest Best straddles the conflicting worlds of art, wealth and privilege and that of the poverty-stricken London boatman in an intriguing mystery that will change his life forever. The first book in the Detective Sergeant Best more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 122 x 198 x 18mm | 181.44g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0752464558
  • 9780752464558
  • 947,863

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"Finds new material among the teeming Holmesian possibilities of late-Victorian London . . . a solidly researched crime novel." "Times""show more

About Joan Lock

Ex-policewoman JOAN LOCK is the author of eight non-fiction books and two crime novels. She has been a regular contributor to the police press and the journal of the Crime Writers' Association. She has also written short stories, radio plays and radio documentaries. She lives in more

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