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Her arms were bare & milk white, her hands dainty and graceful- her smile as sweet as any I have ever seen. An awful shame . . . In the disreputable dance-halls and 'houses of accomodation' of 1870's London, a boastful killer selects his prey. His crimes seem like random acts of malevolence, but Inspector Decimus Webb, promoted to the Detective Branch at Scotland Yard, is not convinced. Webb begins to suspect a connection between the terrible murders, a mysterious theft at the Abney Park Cemetery, and a long-forgotten suicide. His investigations lead him to the Holborn General Mourning Warehouse, devoted to the sale of 'Mourning for Families, In Correct Taste', and its proprietor, one Jasper Woodrow, a seemingly respectable businessman. As Webb delves into Woodrow's life, he uncovers layer upon layer of deceit. But can he unearth Jasper Woodrow's darkest secret in time to prevent another tragedy? Lee Jackson's second Inspector Webb novel once again guides readers through the dark alley and gaslit parlours of 19th century London, in a suspense-filled gothic mystery, with the Victorian celebration of death at its morbid heart.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099469230
ISBN-10: 0099469235
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lee Jackson

Lee Jackson lives in London with his partner Joanne.His first book, London Dust, was shortlisted for the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award.He is fascinated by the social history of Victorian London and spends much of his time on the ongoing development of his website www.victorianlondon.org

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