The Murder Pit

The Murder Pit - An Arrowood Mystery

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Paperback (10 Jan 2019) | English

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Synopsis

London Society takes their problems to Sherlock Holmes. Everyone else goes to Arrowood.

1896: Sherlock Holmes has once again hit the headlines, solving mysteries for the cream of London society. But among the workhouses and pudding shops of the city, private detective William Arrowood is presented with far grittier, more violent, and considerably less well-paid cases.

Arrowood is in no doubt who is the better detective, and when Mr and Mrs Barclay engage him to trace their estranged daughter Birdie, he's sure it won't be long before he and his assistant Barnett have tracked her down.

But this seemingly simple missing person case soon turns into a murder investigation. Far from the comfort of Baker Street, Arrowood's London is a city of unrelenting cruelty, where evil is waiting to be uncovered . . .

PRAISE FOR THE MURDER PIT:

'Another brilliant read from Mick Finlay . . . even better than [Arrowood]' B.A. Paris

'gripping' Daily Telegraph

'astounding … If you crave Victorian age murder mystery, love darkly gothic atmospheres and want your detective rather tattered and torn at the edges Arrowood is your man.' SHOTS

'Enthralling' Publishers Weekly (starred review)

'A gripping novel with an adept sense of place as well as a clear-eyed examination of the dark exigencies of human behaviour' Crime Time

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Book information

ISBN: 9780008214791
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint: MIRA
Pub date:
Edition: Paperback original
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 435
Weight: 322g
Height: 131mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 25mm