The Last Pleasure Garden (Inspector Webb)

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A sinister figure stalks the gas-lit groves of Cremorne Gardens, the last-pleasure-ground on the banks of the Thames. His weapon: a sharp pair of scissors. His victims: young women in the first bloom of youth. His crime: merely to remove a lock of their hair. Inspector Decimus Webb of Scotland Yard suspects a harmless lunatic is at large. But when morbid obsession turns to murder, even Webb’s loyal sergeant begins to doubt his judgment.

As the press and his superiors clamour for answers, Webb’s investigations lead him to Rose Perfitt, aspiring debutante and daughter of a respectable stockbroker. Will she fall prey to “The Cutter” or does a worse fate beckon? One thing is certain — only Decimus Webb can save her.

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Lee Jackson’s third Inspector Webb novel takes the reader into the forgotten world of the Victorian pleasure-garden, in a gripping mystery of garish gaslight and dark secrets.

Lee Jackson lives in London. His first book, London Dust, was short-listed for the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award.

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“Victorian London is vividly brought to life . . . For an atmospheric picture of the period, it’s hard to beat.”
Sunday Telegraph

Praise for Lee Jackson:
“Lee Jackson’s Dickensian style of narrative gives an authentic Victorian voice to Metropolitan Murder. Once again, Mr. Jackson has succeeded in creating the atmosphere of nineteenth-century London, with its respectable veneer hiding a vicious underworld.”
Sunday Telegraph

London Dust . . . is a powerful and evocative novel that brings the past, and its dead, to life again.”
Guardian

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