When the bodies of a number of babies are found, the volatile Detective Sergeant Best is sent undercover to lodge next door to a suspected baby farm. Dead Born is a sequel to Best's adventures in Dead Image.
When the bodies of a number of babies are found scattered around Islington, the volatile Detective Sergeant Best is sent undercover to lodge next door to a suspected baby farm. He shadows an alleged 'child dropper' onto a Thames pleasure steamer and finds himself caught up in Britain's worst civilian tragedy - the 1878 sinking of the Princess Alice - a ghastly experience which will haunt Best forever. His determination to avenge the death of a young pregnant girl he had befriended and save the life of another becomes a crusade. Meanwhile, his beloved Helen returns from Paris with the promise of a decision as to their future. Dead Born is an exciting sequel to Best's adventure's in Dead Image and is again based on historical fact.
'...Joan Lock's Dead Image finds new material among the teeming Holmesian possibilities of late Victorian London....solidly researched crime novel.' The Times. 'A novel that I recommend without reservation' Sherlock Holmes: Detective Magazine
About Joan Lock
Ex-policewoman Joan Lock is the author of eight non-fiction books and two crime novels: Dead Image and Death in perspective. She has been a regular contributor to the police-related contributor to the police press and, currently, the journal of the Crime Writers' Association. She lives in London with her husband Robin, a former police officer.
Dead Born by Joan Lock
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