Mad Hatter's Holiday (Sergeant Cribb Series #4)

Mad Hatter's Holiday (Sergeant Cribb Series #4)

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by Peter Lovesey
     
 

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

Brighton, 1882: Albert Moscrop spends his holiday peering at beachgoers through a telescope, piecing together disarmingly trivial observations into a compelling drama for his own amusement. A keen student of human nature, Moscrop concentrates his interest on one

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

Brighton, 1882: Albert Moscrop spends his holiday peering at beachgoers through a telescope, piecing together disarmingly trivial observations into a compelling drama for his own amusement. A keen student of human nature, Moscrop concentrates his interest on one particular family—the Protheros, especially the beautiful Zena Prothero, whose husband appears to take her for granted. Moscrop gradually moves into the circle of the Prothero family, only to become involved in a sensational murder. All of Brighton is horrified by the gruesome crime, and the local police seek the help of Scotland Yard’s Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray, who soon find themselves challenged by the strangest case of their careers, one as mystifying as it is macabre.

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Praise for Mad Hatter's Holiday

“The sleuthing is neat and satisfying: in the meantime, Victorian pleasures,
permitted and illicit, are rendered up with gusto.”
The Guardian

“Lovesey’s best yet.”
—H.R.F. Keating, The Times

“[A] gem, catching to perfection the social atmospherics of Victorian Brighton and at the same time telling an ingenious story of murder and discovery.”
—Publishers Weekly

“The best Lovesey to date.”
—Oxford Mail

“The best story Mr. Lovesey has written.”
Birmingham Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569475607
Publisher:
Soho Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Series:
Sergeant Cribb Series , #4
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
306,594
Product dimensions:
5.03(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.50(d)

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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Mad Hatter's Holiday (Sergeant Cribb Series #4) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With a cruel smirk, he crouches in the tree. His eyes narrow as he carefully aims his artillery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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