An Act of Mercy (Paperback)J. J. Durham (author)
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A thrilling tale of murder and intrigue in Victorian London, featuring Detective Harry Pilgrim. Perfect for fans of S. J. PARIS and C. J. SANSOM. Previously published as A KILLING KINDNESS.
London 1850. A city of contrasts. Of scientific marvels, poverty, disease and death.
When Detective Sergeant Harry Pilgrim (one of London's first police detectives) discovers the corpse of a woman in a Hackney cab, the case seems straightforward - until the only suspect is found murdered in his cell.
Pilgrim is hindered in his investigation by his own dark past - a dead son and a missing wife - and also by the well-meaning interference of Charles Dickens, who is serialising Pilgrim's adventures in his journal 'Household Words'.
The case turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse. But who is the cat and who the mouse?
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
Edition: Digital original
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