The Revenge Of Captain Paine

The Revenge Of Captain Paine : A Pyke Mystery

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It is 1835 and Pyke - erstwhile Bow Street Runner, now London banker and landowner - is uneasy with the luxury his aristocratic marriage has brought him. So when he is asked by Sir Robert Peel to unofficially investigate a decapitation in Cambridgeshire he cannot resist the chance to resuscitate the old skills he learned on the streets. From the sweatshops of the East End to the palace of the Queen-in-waiting; and from the elegant drawing rooms of the newly rich to the blood-spattered back rooms of London's taverns, Pyke's investigation stirs up a hornets' nest of trouble. As the death toll rises, and an alluring woman from Pyke's past returns to threaten his new life, he must adapt to the ever-changing world around him and draw on all his resources to protect his family, and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 111 x 178 x 33mm | 370g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753824485
  • 9780753824481

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"* 'Tangy and rambunctious stuff' Observer * 'The novel drips with all the atmospheric detail of a pre-Victorian murder mystery - "pea-soupers", dingy lanterns and laudanum' The Times"show more

About Andrew Pepper

Andrew Pepper lives in Belfast where he is a lecturer in English at Queen's more

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