Wobble to Death

Wobble to Death : The First Sergeant Cribb Mystery

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The first book in the Sergeant Cribb series, from Peter Lovesey.

In Victorian London, race-walking, or 'wobbles', are all the rage. So on a Monday morning in November 1879 the crowds gather for Islington's bizarre six-day endurance walking race.

By Tuesday, one of the contestants is dead. Tetanus from a blister is assumed, but then there is a second death, and this time it's definitely murder. A bemused Sergeant Cribb from Scotland Yard is called in, along with Constable Thackeray, and they soon discover that something foul is at play.

Reissue of Peter Lovesey's first acclaimed book that started his career nearly 50 years ago.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 200g
  • Little, Brown
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0751572527
  • 9780751572520
  • 498,373

Review quote

'Here are true Victorians, not pious frauds of legend. A first-rate story of sustained thrill' * John Dickson Carr * 'First prize-winner, and a worthy one . . . excellently done' * Edmund Crispin * 'Brilliantly evocative . . . It is long since I came across so original a setting' * Spectator * 'Don't miss this. It will be on all the best lists' -- Dorothy B Hughes * Los Angeles Times *
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About Peter Lovesey

Peter Lovesey is the only living author in Britain to have received the two highest honours in crime writing - the Diamond Dagger of the Crime Writers Association and Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. He started with the Sergeant Cribb series set in Victorian London and later progressed to modern times with the award-winning Peter Diamond books set in Bath, his home for almost twenty years.

Now living in Shrewsbury with his wife Jax, whom he met at Reading University, he continues to reach and entertain new readers across the world.
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Rating details

1,759 ratings
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4 38% (674)
3 27% (480)
2 9% (152)
1 4% (62)
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