Knee deep in murder, in his forty-third year. Sholto Lestrade wouldn’t have it any other way.
The first victim in a series of bizarre killings is a Captain of the Life Guards, who is found in the Thames at Shadwell Stair, with a war medal wedged between his teeth.
Lestrade’s next summons is to the underground caves at Wookey Hole where the demise of an Egyptologist - a scarab clamped between his molars – prompts the question: can a man dead for thousands of years reach beyond the grave and commit murder?
The further death of a young subaltern on picquet duty (this time a locket is his dying mouthful) forces Lestrade to go undercover in the Yeomanry and become a barrack-room lawyer of incisive command.
As the body count rapidly rises, Lestrade combines a volatile lifestyle with dinner at Blenheim Palace, a near-fatal trip in an air balloon, a disastrous cycle tour, and a masterful mediation in East End gang warfare in the Ratcliffe Highway.
‘It’s an authentic whodunnit with a surprising twist at the end you’ll kick yourself for not guessing sooner.’
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M J Trow is a crime writer, historian and biographer who for many years doubled as a history teacher. Now retired, he is the author of three successful crime fiction series – Lestrade, Maxwell and Kit Marlowe, the latest written in collaboration with his wife. He lives in the Isle of Wight, and as well as writing lectures on cruise ships has appeared many times on television in historical and crime documentaries.
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