Synopses & Reviews
The second intriguing historical mystery to feature Detective Inspector Tom Harper
Leeds, England, Christmas Eve, 1890. DI Tom Harper is looking forward to a well-earned rest. But it's not to be. A young man has been found stabbed to death in the city's poverty-stricken Jewish district, his body carefully arranged in the shape of a cross, two bronze pennies covering his eyes. Could someone be pursuing a personal vendetta against the Jews?
Harper's investigations are hampered by the arrival of Capitaine Bertrand Muyrere of the French police, who has come to Leeds to look into the disappearance of the famous French inventor Louis Le Prince, vanished without trace after boarding a train to Paris.
With no one in the close-knit Jewish community talking to the police and with tensions rising, DI Harper realizes he'll have to resort to more unorthodox methods in order to unmask the killer.
"Nickson's second historical to feature detective inspector Harper is a thoroughly enjoyable procedural. Victorian-era Leeds comes alive as an unusual setting against which the sympathetically drawn characters perform their roles. Recommend for anyone who loves Ripper Street on BBC America or Anne Perry's Victorian crime novels. Library Journal Starred Review
"Suspense-filled, tense, and engrossing, Nickson's latest is a fine read and an excellent addition to the Tom Harper series" Booklist
Leeds, Christmas Eve, 1890. A young man has been found stabbed to death in the city's poverty-stricken Jewish district, his body arranged in the shape of a cross, two bronze pennies covering his eyes. As fear rises in the Jewish community, DI Tom Harper is forced to use unorthodox methods to find the killer.
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 thirt