The Murderer's Apprentice

The Murderer's Apprentice : Inspector Ben Ross Mystery 7

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Dense fog masks foul play in the streets of London, as Ann Granger brings us her seventh Victorian mystery featuring Scotland Yard's Inspector Ben Ross and his wife Lizzie.

It is March 1870. London is in the grip of fog and ice. But Scotland Yard's Inspector Ben Ross has more than the weather to worry about when the body of a young woman is found in a dustbin at the back of a Piccadilly restaurant.

Ben must establish who the victim is before he can find out how and why she came to be there. His enquiries lead him first to a bootmaker in Salisbury and then to a landowner in Yorkshire. Meanwhile, Ben's wife, Lizzie, aided by their eagle-eyed maid, Bessie, is investigating the mystery of a girl who is apparently being kept a prisoner in her own home.

As Ben pursues an increasingly complex case, Lizzie reveals a vital piece of evidence that brings him one step closer to solving the crime...

Praise for Ann Granger's crime novels:

'Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent' The Times

'Her usual impeccable plotting is fully in place' Good Book Guide

'A clever and lively book' Margaret Yorke

'This engrossing story looks like the start of a highly enjoyable series' Scotsman
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 38mm | 240g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1472252721
  • 9781472252722
  • 259,328

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For once a murder novel which displays a gentle touch and a dash of wit * Northern Echo * The plot is neat and ingenious, the characters rounded and touchingly credible * Ham and High * This engrossing story looks like the start of a highly enjoyable series * Scotsman * Lovely characterisation and a neat plot * Yorkshire Post * A clever and lively book -- Margaret Yorke Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent * The Times * Her usual impeccable plotting is fully in place * Good Book Guide * Praise for Ann Granger's crime mysteries:
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About Ann Granger

Ann Granger has lived in cities all over the world, since for many years she worked for the Foreign Office and received postings to British embassies as far apart as Munich and Lusaka. She is now permanently based in Oxfordshire.
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33 ratings
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3 24% (8)
2 3% (1)
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