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Dead Born: An Inspector Best Mystery 2
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Dead Born: An Inspector Best Mystery 2 (Paperback)

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`A gripping and satisfying murder mystery with an unguessable final twist'

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`[A] gripping Victorian mystery'

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`Asking an historian to review a historical novel is asking for trouble - but Joan Lock's book is something else. Her knowledge of London and its policing in the 19th century makes this into a very different kind of novel - one with an extremely realistic setting'

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When the bodies of a number of babies are found scattered around Islington, Detective Sergeant Best is sent undercover to lodge next door to a suspected baby farm. He shadows an alleged 'child dropper' onto a Thames pleasure steamer and finds himself caught up in Britain's worst civilian tragedy - the 1878 sinking of the Princess Alice - a horrific experience which will haunt Best forever. Meanwhile, his determination to avenge the death of a young girl he had befriended and save the life of another becomes a crusade.

Fiction & PoetryCrime & Thrillers Publisher: The History Press Ltd Publication Date: 01/02/2013 ISBN-13: 9780752464565  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Ex-policewoman JOAN LOCK is the author of eight non-fiction books and two crime novels. She has been a regular contributor to the police press and the journal of the Crime Writers' Association. She has also written short stories, radio plays and radio documentaries. She lives in London

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