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Fear & Phantoms

Carol Hedges

Category: Mystery/thriller

1860s London. When a young man’s body is discovered buried deep beneath the winter snow, Detectives Stride and Cully little realise where the discovery will take them. Is his murder a random, one-off event, or could the death be linked to the mysteriously elusive individual who has already brought down one of the City’s long-standing private banks?

Set in Victorian London in the 1860s, Fear & Phantoms is a taut, gripping historical crime novel that lays bare the dubious practices of the Victorian banking businesses and entices the reader into the shady world of high-class gambling houses, where fortunes can be made or lost on the luck of the cards.

When a young man’s body is discovered buried deep beneath the winter snow, Detectives Stride and Cully little realise where the discovery will take them. Is his murder a random, one-off event, or could the death be linked to the mysteriously elusive individual who has already brought down one of the City’s long-standing private banks?

In the great tradition of Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle, this sharp witty detective novel brings back to life the murky gas-lit world of Victorian London.

“…a vivid page turner…”
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