The first Golden Age-style mystery in the Rachel Savernake series... How close can one person get to a cruel justice system before falling victim to it?
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 heartand to the gallows themselves.
- Dark, atmospheric, and hearkening back to the Golden Age mysteries, Gallows Court is:
- Perfect for fans of Sherry Thomas and Sophie Hannah
- For readers who enjoy British crime mysteries and historical fiction
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