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A Metropolitan Murder By Lee Jackson

A Metropolitan Murder
by Lee Jackson

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His investigation leads him through the slums of Victorian London to the Holborn Refuge, a home for 'fallen women', and to Clara White, a respectable servant. Lee Jackson's second novel brilliantly recreates the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian London, taking readers on a suspense-filled journey through its criminal underworld.
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A Metropolitan Murder Summary


A Metropolitan Murder: (Inspector Webb 1) by Lee Jackson

The last train of the night pulls into the gas-lit platform of Baker Street underground station. A young woman is found strangled, her body abandoned in a second-class carriage. The brutal 'Railway Murder' brings Inspector Decimus Webb to the newly-formed Metropolitan Line on a bleak winter's night. His investigation leads him through the slums of Victorian London to the Holborn Refuge, a home for 'fallen women', and to Clara White, a respectable servant. But Clara has her own tragic and shameful history. As her past is revealed, Inspector Webb must decide whether she is merely a victim of circumstance, or a prime suspect. Only then can he unearth a dark secret, hidden in the depths of underground London. Lee Jackson's second novel brilliantly recreates the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian London, taking readers on a suspense-filled journey through its criminal underworld.

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A Metropolitan Murder Reviews


"Victorian London is vividly brought to life - for an atmospheric picture of the period it's hard to beat" * Sunday Telegraph *
"This is a rare and succulent piece of work" * Literary Review *
"An entertaining mystery story and one that is guaranteed to keep readers on their toes throughout" * Historical Novels Review *

About Lee Jackson


Lee Jackson lives in with his partner Joanne in London and works as alibrarian at the British Library of Political and Economic Science. His first book, London Dust was nominated for the CWA Ellis Peters Historial Dagger Award. He is fascinated by the social history of Victorian London and spends much of his time on the ongoing development of his website, www.victorianlondon.org

Additional information

GOR000852891
A Metropolitan Murder: (Inspector Webb 1) by Lee Jackson
Lee Jackson
Inspector Webb
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
2004-10-07
304
0099440024
9780099440024
N/A
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