Peter Lovesey has been a full time writer since 1975. His book describes Scotland Yard's Sergeant Cribb, who goes undercover in London music halls of the 19th-century to discover the identity and motivation of a mysterious killer.
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Peter Lovesey is the author of more than thirty highly praised mystery novels. He has been awarded the CWA Gold and Silver Daggers, the Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement, the Strand Magazine Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Macavity, Barry, and Anthony Awards, and many other honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.Review:
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“Another of those delightful Victorian mysteries, featuring Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray of the Yard. This one deals with peculiar accidents in various music halls, mishaps of a kind that would ruin a performer’s career; and then there’s murder . . . Fine picture of period vice, good mystery plotting, and fun.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“It’s a tangled business, both evil and intricate. Every police move seems frustrated by almost superhuman cunning until Cribb’s trap nails the murderer and ends a hunt as spectacular as it has been fairly marked with clues. Very much Grade A.”
—John Dickson Carr, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine
“Music hall’s heyday lovingly recalled as Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray cope with limelit poisoning and Victorian permissiveness . . . Thoroughly entertaining.”
“Sinister fun in splendidly atmospheric setting.”
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