A exciting story of homicide and intrigue in Victorian London, that includes Detective Harry Pilgrim. ideal for lovers of RIPPER road, THE MANGLE highway MURDERS, and C. J. SANSOM. formerly released as A KILLING KINDNESS.
London 1850. A urban of contrasts. Of medical marvels, poverty, sickness and death.
When Detective Sergeant Harry Pilgrim (one of London’s first police detectives) discovers the corpse of a lady in a Hackney cab, the case turns out ordinary – till the one suspect is located murdered in his cell.
Pilgrim is hindered in his research by means of his personal darkish prior – a useless son and a lacking spouse – and in addition via the well-meaning interference of Charles Dickens, who's serialising Pilgrim's adventures in his magazine 'Household Words'.
The case becomes a dangerous video game of cat and mouse. yet who's the cat and who the mouse?