The Advocate's Wife

The Advocate's Wife

by Norman Russell

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The Advocate's Wife by Norman Russell

Adelaide Porteous had made a good marriage to the great barrister Sir William Porteous, QC and this imperious, beautiful woman was one of Queen Victoria's courtiers, already she has launched two of her three daughters into society. But then disaster strikes. The homicidal dilettante Gideon Raikes, enraged at Sir William's attempts to put him behind bars, engineers a very public attempt on his life. The ensuing investigation begins to disinter some gruesome Porteous family skeletons and Adelaide is forced to contemplate desperate measures to secure the safety of her husband and three children. Set in late Victorian London and rural Essex, this well-written novel features the chirpy but vulnerable Detective Arnold Box and his colleagues of Great Scotland Yard.

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ISBN-13: 9780709096719
Publisher: Hale, Robert Limited
Publication date: 06/01/2002
Series: Inspector Box
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 355 KB

About the Author

Norman Russell was born in Lancashire but has lived most of his life in Liverpool. After graduating from Jesus College, Oxford, he served a term in the army and was later awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. He now writes full-time. Among his previous novels published by Robert Hale are Depths of Destruction, The Dorset House Affair and The Calton Papers.

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