"Superba pitch-perfect blend ofGolden Age charmandsinister modern suspense, with a main character to die for.This is the book Edwards was born to write." Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Sooty, sulphurous, and malign: no woman should be out on a night like this. A spate of violent deathsthe details too foul to printhas horrified the capital and the smog-bound streets are deserted. But Rachel Savernakethe enigmatic daughter of a notorious hanging judgeis no ordinary woman. To Scotland Yard's embarrassment, she solved the Chorus Girl Murder, and now she's on the trail of another killer.
Jacob Flint, a young newspaperman temporarily manning The Clarion's crime desk, is looking for the scoop that will make his name. He's certain there is more to the Miss Savernake's amateur sleuthing than meets the eye. He's not the only one.
Flint's pursuit of Rachel Savernake will draw him ever-deeper into a labyrinth of deception and corruption. Murder-by-murder, he'll be swept ever-closer to its dark heartan ancient place of execution. Twisted family relationships add to a trust-no-one narrative positively reeking with atmosphere.
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About the Author
Martin is a well-known crime fiction critic, and series consultant to the British Library's Crime Classics. His ground-breaking study of the genre between the wars, The Golden Age of Murder, was warmly reviewed around the world, and won the Edgar, Agatha, H.R.F. Keating and Macavity awards. His The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books has been nominated for five awards.
A well-known commentator on crime fiction, he has edited 37 anthologies and published diverse non-fiction books, including a study of homicide investigation, Urge to Kill. An expert on crime fiction history, he is archivist of both the Crime Writers' Association and the Detection Club. He was elected eighth President of the Detection Club in 2015, is current Chair of the CWA, and posts regularly to his blog, 'Do You Write Under Your Own Name?'