Synopses & Reviews
1734. When a young country lad requests the Constable's help in finding his sister who has run away to Leeds to seek her fortune, Nottingham is not optimistic. Such girls usually end up as prostitutes - or worse. The following day, the young man is found dead, his throat slit.
The evening before his death, the victim had been seen in deep conversation with career criminal Tom Finer in the Bell Inn. Could there be a connection to his murder? Why has Finer returned to Leeds after a seventeen-year absence? And what really happened to the young man's sister?
Then a second body is discovered floating in the River Aire - and Nottingham finds himself plunged into a murder investigation where nothing is as it seems.
"Nickson vividly evokes the culture and rhythms of 18th-century England in his historical series. Violent yet layered with compassion, his tales draw the reader into his characters' world, demanding attention." Library Journal
"The author's willingness to shake up the status quo marks this as one of the best historical series set in the first half of the 18th century." Publishers Weekly Starred Review
"Nottingham's latest adventure adds twists that may leave fans stunned." Kirkus Reviews
"Nickson offers up an moving and gripping thriller that will have fans of historical mysteries hooked." Booklist
1734. A young man arrives in Leeds searching for his missing sister - and ends up dead, his throat slit. Then the girl the young man came seeking is dragged from the river, drowned. Constable Richard Nottingham finds himself investigating two killings where nothing is as it seems.
About the Author
Chris Nickson is the author of the highly-acclaimed Richard Nottingham series and is also a well-known music journalist. Born and raised in Leeds, he lived in the USA for thirty years and now makes his home in England.