After the Mourning

After the Mourning

by Barbara Nadel
     
 

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In the dark days of the Blitz, crime goes undercover...

Undertaker Francis Hancock has seen the worst that humanity can do to itself. Why then does the murder of a young gypsy girl in Epping Forest move him so much? Travellers, gypsies, the homeless, deserters and German spies inhabit this stretch of open ground that was once her home. Francis knows it's not wise

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In the dark days of the Blitz, crime goes undercover...

Undertaker Francis Hancock has seen the worst that humanity can do to itself. Why then does the murder of a young gypsy girl in Epping Forest move him so much? Travellers, gypsies, the homeless, deserters and German spies inhabit this stretch of open ground that was once her home. Francis knows it's not wise to delve into this human melting pot, but he is drawn to the exotic customs of the gypsies, their music and magic. But as he investigates the girl's murder further, the death toll rises and Francis uncovers a much bigger conspiracy, at the heart of which lies something even Adolf Hitler is prepared to kill for...

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Intelligent and captivating'—The Sunday Times

Impeccable mystery plotting, exotic and atmospheric—Guardian

Gripping and unusual detective story, vivid and poignant—Literary Review

'The denouement is exciting...the atmosphere of a city under nightly bombardment is very well portrayed and I'm looking forward to the next book'—Sunday Telegraph

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780755321384
Publisher:
Headline Book Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Series:
Francis Hancock Mysteries Series, #2
Edition description:
New
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Trained as an actress, Barbara Nadel has worked in the mental health service for many years. Born in the East End of London, she now lives in Essex and has been a regular visitor to Turkey for over twenty years.

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