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Waxwork

Author : Peter Lovesey
ISBN : 9781569476468
Genre : Fiction
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Praise for the Sergeant Cribb Series: “Delightful Victorian mysteries. . . . [A] fine picture of vice, good mystery plotting, and fun.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Lively and well-plotted.”—The New York Times Beautiful Miriam Cromer seems confident that she will be acquitted of the murder of her husband’s assistant despite her confession. She blames her husband although he has an alibi. It’s up to Cribb and Thackeray to discover what really happened. Peter Lovesey is the author of over twenty-five novels. He has received many CWA Awards and the Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement. He lives in Chichester, England.
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Wobble To Death

Author : Peter Lovesey
ISBN : 9781569477892
Genre : Fiction
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In 1879, race walking competitions, known as "wobbles," were all the rage. The death of a contender, followed by a second murder, introduces London's no-nonsense cop Sergeant Cribb who had a penchant for extreme sports. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Detective Wore Silk Drawers

Author : Peter Lovesey
ISBN : 9781569475249
Genre : Fiction
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“This entertaining period mystery, set in Victorian England, is lively, lurid, amusing.”—Publishers Weekly “These are humorous novels and the humour is character-based . . . mixed with the absurdities of the English class-system. . . . Cribb was the first of the new-wave Victorian crime-fighters and is arguably still the best.”—Sherlock Holmes Magazine The second Sergeant Cribb mystery is set in the world of Victorian bare-fisted pugilism—an illegal sport. Constable Jago is sent, undercover, to Radstock Hall by Sergeant Cribb, who suspects that when fighters who train there lose, they are murdered.
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A Case Of Spirits

Author : Peter Lovesey
ISBN : 9781569476604
Genre : Fiction
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The sixth Sergeant Cribb investigation set in the seedy underbelly of Victorian London The spiritualist movement has captivated a segment of Victorian London: manifestations, the occult, and “sensitives” are in vogue. When séance sites become targets for theft, Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray are on the case. But then someone murders the medium, and the two find themselves rubbing shoulders with some rather eccentric suspects. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Tick Of Death

Author : Peter Lovesey
ISBN : 9781569475966
Genre : Fiction
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Praise for the Sergeant Cribb series: “Sgt. Cribb and Constable Thackeray . . . went on to star in seven additional Victorian mystery novels and became the subjects of one of the first, and most entertaining, of the ‘Mystery!’ series on PBS.”—Otto Penzler, New York Sun In the fifth Sergeant Cribb mystery, either anarchists or Irish terrorists are setting off explosions in public places. Is the villain an American athlete? A beautiful Irish woman? Could Constable Thackeray be involved? Peter Lovesey is the author of twenty-six highly praised mystery novels and has been awarded the Crime Writers’ Association Gold, Silver, and Diamond daggers.
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Swing Swing Together

Author : Peter Lovesey
ISBN : 9781569476451
Genre : Fiction
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“The late Victorian atmosphere and dialogue are beautifully and accurately rendered. The characters are done with a masterly hand. But perhaps the best thing about it is the way you feel all the time that this must be an account of a real-life crime, because nothing strikes a false note, nothing seems contrived.”—Ruth Rendell An elementary school teacher in training takes a midnight swim in the Thames and witnesses a body being dumped. Cribb and Thackerey investigate and uncover strange parallels with the then-popular Jerome K. Jerome mystery Three Men in a Boat.
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Abracadaver

Author : Peter Lovesey
ISBN : 9781569476666
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A sadistic practical joker is haunting the popular music halls of London, interfering with the actors and interrupting their acts by orchestrating humiliating disasters that take place in view of the audience. A trapeze artist misses her timing when the trapeze ropes are shortened. A comedian who invites the audience to sing along with him finds the words of his song “shamefully” altered. Mustard has been applied to a sword swallower’s blade. A singer’s costume has been rigged. The girl in a magician’s box is trapped. Then the mischief escalates to murder. Or was murder intended all along? That indomitable detective team, Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray of Scotland Yard, must track down the elusive criminal. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The False Inspector Dew

Author : Peter Lovesey
ISBN : 9781569478073
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The year is 1921. A passionate affair between voracious romance reader Alma Webster and her dentist, Walter Baranov, has led to his wife’s murder. The lovers take flight aboard the Mauretania and the dentist takes the name of Inspector Dew, the detective who arrested the notorious wifekiller Dr. Crippen. But, in a disquieting twist, a murder occurs aboard ship and the captain invites “Inspector Dew” to investigate. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Wings Of Fire

Author : Charles Todd
ISBN : 0312207514
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In Charles Todd's Wings of Fire, Inspector Ian Rutledge is quickly sent to investigate the sudden deaths of three members of the same eminent Cornwall family, but the World War I veteran soon realizes that nothing about this case is routine. Including the identity of one of the dead, a reclusive spinster unmasked as O. A. Manning, whose war poetry helped Rutledge retain his grasp on sanity in the trenches of France. Guided by the voice of Hamish, the Scot he unwillingly executed on the battlefield, Rutledge is driven to uncover the haunting truths of murder and madness rooted in a family crypt...
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The Last Detective

Author : Peter Lovesey
ISBN : 9781569478080
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Introduction by Louise Penny A woman's body has been found floating in a large reservoir just south of Bristol. In order to solve the mystery of the "Lady in the Lake," Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond must locate two missing letters attributed to Jane Austen and defy his superiors on the force to save a woman unjustly accused of murder. This is the first of the Peter Diamond series; it won the 1992 Anthony Boucher Award for Best Mystery Novel. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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