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A Metropolitan Murder : (Inspector Webb 1) - Lee Jackson

A Metropolitan Murder

(Inspector Webb 1)

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Published: 7th October 2004
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The last train of the night pulls into the gas-lit platform of Baker Street underground station. A young woman is found strangled, her body abandoned in a second-class carriage.

The brutal "Railway Murder" brings Inspector Decimus Webb to the newly formed Metropolitan Line on a bleak winter's night. His investigation leads him through the slums of Victorian London to the Holborn Refuge, a home for "fallen women," and to Clara White, a respectable servant. But Clara has her own tragic and shameful history. As her past is revealed, Inspector Webb must decide whether she is merely a victim of circumstances, or a prime suspect. Only then can he unearth a dark secret, hidden in the depths of underground London.

Lee Jackson's second novel brilliantly recreates the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian London, taking readers on a suspense-filled journey through its criminal underworld.

"Victorian London is vividly brought to life - for an atmospheric picture of the period it's hard to beat" * Sunday Telegraph * "This is a rare and succulent piece of work" * Literary Review * "An entertaining mystery story and one that is guaranteed to keep readers on their toes throughout" * Historical Novels Review *

ISBN: 9780099440024
ISBN-10: 0099440024
Series: Inspector Webb
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 7th October 2004
Publisher: Cornerstone
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1