The Tick of Death (Sergeant Cribb Series #5)

The Tick of Death (Sergeant Cribb Series #5)

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by Peter Lovesey
     
 

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

London, 1884: A series of bomb blasts in public places is causing mayhem throughout the city. Even Scotland Yard’s CID office becomes a target, throwing suspicion on Constable Thackeray. The primary suspects are Irish terrorists seeking independence, but could…  See more details below

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

London, 1884: A series of bomb blasts in public places is causing mayhem throughout the city. Even Scotland Yard’s CID office becomes a target, throwing suspicion on Constable Thackeray. The primary suspects are Irish terrorists seeking independence, but could the villain be someone else? A beautiful Irish woman? An American athlete? Sergeant Cribb reluctantly enrolls in a bomb-making course and infiltrates the Dynamite Party.


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Praise for The Tick of Death

“Another of those wonderful Victorian background stories about Sgt. Cribb and Constable Thackeray . . . Plenty of suspense, excitement and beautiful twists.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Lovesey goes from strength to strength. A really entertaining extravaganza, judged to a nicety.”
The Times

“The period detail is admirable: the narrative both witty and swift.”
The Sunday Times

“Tense and dramatic. The best book I have read for a long time.”
Birmingham Mail

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569477793
Publisher:
Soho Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
A Sergeant Cribb Investigation , #5
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
815 KB

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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Tick of Death (Sergeant Cribb Series #5) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the previous Sgt. Cribb stories, Peter Lovesey singled out an idiosyncratic fetish around which to center the mystery. This time, the scope is greatly expanded to include a backdrop of anarchy and political upheaval, with the usual generous dose of dry humor thrown in. Add to that an undercover operation and the uncertainty of a main character's complicity, with a great climactic chase, and you have what may be Sgt. Cribb's greatest case to date.