The Yard

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Michael Joseph, 2012 - Detective and mystery stories - 530 pages
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Crime and Detective. A year after Jack the Ripper claimed his last victim, Victorian London is in the grip of a wave of crime and murder, with its citizens no longer able to trust the police to protect them. The newly formed Murder Squad of Scotland Yard, made up of just twelve detectives, battles in vain against the tide of violence and cruelty. When the body of a Yard detective is found in a suitcase, his lips sewn together and his eyes sewn shut, it becomes clear that not even the police are safe from attack. Has the Ripper returned, or is a new killer at large? Walter Day, the squad's newest recruit, is assigned the case and finds a strange ally in the Yard's first forensic pathologist, Dr Bernard Kingsley. Kingsley, a pioneer of groundbreaking forensic science, is convinced that strange new techniques such as finger printing are the key to finding the person responsible. With Kingsley's help, will Day find the murderer before it's too late? Or are the police once again helpless to stop a serial killer whose brutality knows no limits?

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Advanced Reading copy recieved as part of the Penguin Proof Reading group. Lovely Hardback copy. There is the odd typographical error (mainly around pages 365/366) but as this is an ARC, then it's a ... Read full review

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User Review  - jennybeast - LibraryThing

Very enjoyable. I particularly like Grecian's deft hand with comings and goings -- the rate at which people almost put the pieces together is almost a Shakespearian comedy of manners. That and I like ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Alex Grecian has worked for an ad agency on accounts for Harley-Davidson, Cub Foods, and The Great American Smokeout, before returning to writing fiction full time and raising his son. Alex is the author of the long-running and critically acclaimed comic book series Proof, and he lives in Topeka, Kansas, with his wife and son. The Yard is his first novel.

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