Portraits of Pretence

Portraits of Pretence

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An elderly French artist is found dead in his rooms in London clutching a miniature portrait of a little girl. Intrigued, Constable Sam Plank delves into the world of art dealing and finds himself navigating the fragile post-war relationship between England and France. What is the link between this and the recent attacks on customs officers in London Docks? And will a beautiful mademoiselle put paid to Martha Plank's matchmaking?

In this fourth novel in the Sam Plank series, set in the chilly spring of 1827, Plank and his junior constable William Wilson meet Frenchmen in London and daring blockademen in Kent to uncover smuggling and even more dangerous ambitions.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 133.35 x 203.2 x 19.81mm | 398.25g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1916001939
  • 9781916001930

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"This fourth outing by Constable Sam and his able assistant Wilson is just as exciting as the previous three books... What I enjoy most about this series is the way that the world of Regency crime comes alive in the imagination, so that it becomes an entirely believable world of thieves, vagabonds, conmen and criminals who scurry and skulk within the shadows of the great city of London." Jo Barton on book review blog JaffaReadsToo
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