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.
|Publisher:||Soho Press, Incorporated|
|Series:||Sergeant Cribb Series , #5|
|Product dimensions:||5.02(w) x 7.51(h) x 0.53(d)|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.