The Murder Pit

The Murder Pit

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1896: Sherlock Holmes has once again hit the headlines, solving mysteries for the cream of aristocracy. But among the workhouses and pudding shops of South London, private detective William Arrowood is presented with far grittier, more violent and considerably less well-paid cases. Arrowood has no doubt who is the better detective, and when Mr. and Mrs. Barclay engage him to find 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.
Publisher: Toronto : Mira, ©2019.
ISBN: 9780778369301
Characteristics: 426 pages ;,21 cm.

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May 03, 2019

Loved this novel! Very Dickensian with a touch of Arthur Conan Doyle. Finlay does an excellent job portraying the poor social conditions of the times (late 1800's) and the greedy, repulsive characters that feed upon the vulnerable.

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