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Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 14/05/2009
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The start of a brilliant new series of crime novels featuring DI Ted Stratton of the CID, set in central London during World War Two and its aftermath.

London, June 1940. When the body of silent screen star Mabel Morgan is found impaled on railings in Fitzrovia, the coroner rules her death as suicide, but DI Ted Stratton of the CID is not convinced. Despite opposition from his superiors, he starts asking questions, and it becomes clear that Morgan's fatal fall from a high window may have been the work of one of Soho's most notorious gangsters.

MI5 agent Diana Calthrop, working with senior official Sir Neville Apse, is leading a covert operation when she discovers that her boss is involved in espionage. She must tread carefully - Apse is a powerful man, and she can't risk threatening the reputation of the Secret Service.

Only when Stratton's path crosses Diana's do they start to uncover the truth. But as they discover Morgan's connection with Apse and their mutual links to a criminal network and a secretive pro-fascist organisation, they begin to realise that the intrigues of the Secret Service are alarmingly similar to the machinations of war-torn London's underworld.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780752884585
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 302 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Wilson has established a reputation for stylish psychological crime; the first in her series featuring decent copper Stratton is enriched with warmth and humour as well. * GUARDIAN *
Stratton's War should certainly swell the ranks of Laura Wilson aficianados * CRIME TIME *
Totally deserving of the 2008 Crime Writers Association / Ellis Peters Historical Award, it's well researched, well written and brilliantly plotted. * SAINSBURYS MAGAZINE *
A breathtakingly good novel that weaves credible fiction onto fact, brilliantly evoking wartime London. * HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER *
Stratton's War should certainly swell the ranks of Laura Wilson aficianados * CRIME TIME *
Totally deserving of the 2008 Crime Writers Association / Ellis Peters Historical Award, it's well researched, well written and brilliantly plotted. * SAINSBURYS MAGAZINE *
Wilson has established a reputation for stylish psychological crime; the first in her series featuring decent copper Stratton is enriched with warmth and humour as well. * GUARDIAN *
A breathtakingly good novel that weaves credible fiction onto fact, brilliantly evoking wartime London.' * HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER *

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“Not her best”

This book was given to me to review for my local book club. The book was about 200 pages too long. The author seemed to be trying a complex plot and came undone half-way there. A lot of old clichés litter the book.... More

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