Wobble to Death (Sergeant Cribb Series #1)

Wobble to Death (Sergeant Cribb Series #1)

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by Peter Lovesey
     
 

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In 1879, race walking competitions, known as "wobbles," were all the rage. The death of a contender, followed by a second murder, introduces London's no-nonsence cop Sergeant Cribb who had a penchant for extreme sports.


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Overview

In 1879, race walking competitions, known as "wobbles," were all the rage. The death of a contender, followed by a second murder, introduces London's no-nonsence cop Sergeant Cribb who had a penchant for extreme sports.


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“A fine case of murder, projected against a compelling historical background.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Don’t miss this.”
—Los Angeles Times

“Lovesey, an expert in Victorian sports arcana, guides the plot with a deft touch and plenty of period atmosphere. Readers who have not yet made his acquaintance will find him a delightful companion.”
—Historical Novels Review 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569477892
Publisher:
Soho Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Series:
Sergeant Cribb Series , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
67,083
File size:
849 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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Wobble to Death (Sergeant Cribb Series #1) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
By the end of the book, I really didn't care who had done "it." Giving it two stars is being generous.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Boring topic -- race walking. Murder could have happened sooner. The ending was who I thought but for a reason I hadn't suspected. Sgt. Cribb didn't really interest me, so I don't think I'll read any more of the series.
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Anonymous 11 months ago
Cool