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The Dead Woman of Deptford (Inspector Ben Ross mystery 6)

The Dead Woman of Deptford (Inspector Ben Ross mystery 6)

On a cold November night in a Deptford yard, dock worker Harry Parker stumbles upon the body of a dead woman. Inspector Ben Ross is summoned from Scotland Yard to this insalubrious part of town, but no witness to the murder of this well-dressed, middle-aged woman can be found. Even Jeb Fisher, the local rag-and-bone man, swears he’s seen nothing.

Meanwhile, Ben’s wife Lizzie is trying to suppress a scandal: family friend Edgar Wellings has a gambling addiction and no means of repaying his debts. Reluctantly, Lizzie agrees to visit his debt collector’s house in Deptford, but when she arrives she finds her husband is investigating the murder of the woman in question. Edgar was the last man to see Mrs Clifford alive and he has good reason to want her dead, but Ben and Lizzie both know that a case like this is rarely as simple as it appears…

What readers are saying about The Dead Woman of Deptford:

‘A crime story coloured with social comment and observation, and provides a three-dimensional view, brilliantly researched and portrayed, of this Victorian world

Ann Granger’s Victorian mystery series is one of the best around with a description of the period that I find one of the most evocative and literary of all the Victorian-based mysteries I’ve read so far’

‘Up to the usual very high standard of writing and plotting. A real page-turner
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery / Historical Mysteries

On Sale: 30th June 2016

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781472204530

Reviews

The plot is neat and ingenious, the characters rounded and touchingly credible ... a pleasure to read
Ham and High
Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent
The Times
The reader can expect a treat. Lively, different and fun
Yorkshire Post
She is on to another winner
Birmingham Post