The Detective Wore Silk Drawers (Sergeant Cribb Series #2)

The Detective Wore Silk Drawers (Sergeant Cribb Series #2)

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by Peter Lovesey
     
 

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The second Sergeant Cribb Investigation set in the seedy underbelly of Victorian London

Pugilism, a brutal form of bare-knuckle boxing, is forbidden by law in late Victorian England, but Sergeant Cribb discovers evidence that it continues in secret, finding a corpse whose hands were “pickled” for fighting. He sends young constable Henry Jago

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The second Sergeant Cribb Investigation set in the seedy underbelly of Victorian London

Pugilism, a brutal form of bare-knuckle boxing, is forbidden by law in late Victorian England, but Sergeant Cribb discovers evidence that it continues in secret, finding a corpse whose hands were “pickled” for fighting. He sends young constable Henry Jago to infiltrate the fighting ring, but Jago is endangered when more murders ensue.


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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for The Detective Wore Silk Drawers

“A gorgeous piece of period reconstruction . . . All the details of pickling and purging, gymnastics and ‘coming up to scratch’ worked into an exciting plot.”
The Daily Telegraph

“A rich and unusual mystery, with suspense enough for the most confirmed addict.”
Los Angeles Times

“A splendid thick-ear thriller in the literal sense.”
The Guardian

“Cribb was the first of the new-wave Victorian crime-fighters and is arguably still the best.”
Sherlock Holmes Magazine

“A strongly plotted mystery that will keep the reader in suspense until the very end. Soho Press is to be commended for re-releasing this outstanding series for a new generation of mystery readers.”
—Mysterious Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569477519
Publisher:
Soho Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Series:
A Sergeant Cribb Investigation , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
91,568
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Peter Lovesey is the author of more than thirty highly praised mystery novels. He has been awarded the CWA Gold and Silver Daggers, the Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement, the Strand Magazine Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Macavity, Barry, and Anthony Awards, and many other honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.


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