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Publisher Comments:

A] gem, catching to perfection the social atmospherics of Victorian Brighton and at the same time telling an ingenious story of murder and discovery.--PublishersWeekly

His best yet.--H. R. F. Keating, The Times (London)

The sleuthing is neat and satisfying: in themeantime, Victorian pleasures, permitted and illicit, are rendered up with gusto.--Guardian

Brighton in 1882 is the setting of this novel of crime and tangledemotions. Albert Moscrop, a visitor whose holiday is dedicated to peering through a telescope at the seaside scene, marches down Queen's Road to the beach and draws us through a sequence of disarmingly trivialobservations into a compelling drama, played in the fashionable haunts of the nineteenth-century resort: beach, piers, promenade, swimming bath, aquarium, and Devil's Dyke.

A keen student ofhuman nature, Moscrop concentrates his interest on one particular family of holidaymakers--the Protheros, and especially the beautiful Zena Prothero, whose husband appears to take her excessively for granted.Gradually Moscrop moves into the circle of the Prothero family, only to become involved in a sensational murder. All Brighton is horrified by the gruesome crime. The local police seek the help of Scotland Yard, which isprovided in the persons of Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray. These indomitable detectives soon find themselves challenged by the strangest case of their careers, one that is as mystifying as it ismacabre.

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Synopsis:

When a sensational murder takes place at a beach resort in 1882, all of Brighton is horrified. The local police seek the help of Scotland Yard, which is provided in the persons of sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray.

About the Author

\Peter Lovesey is the author of 26 highly praised mystery novels and has been awarded the CWA Gold, Silver, and Diamond Daggers (for Lifetime Achievement) as well as many US honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781569477205
Publisher:
Soho Press
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Author:
Lovesey, Peter
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Cribb, Sergeant (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
June 2009
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
256

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Product details 256 pages Soho Press - English 9781569477205 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , When a sensational murder takes place at a beach resort in 1882, all of Brighton is horrified. The local police seek the help of Scotland Yard, which is provided in the persons of sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray.
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