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Intrigue & Infamy

Carol Hedges

Category: Mystery/thriller

London, 1866. When a Jewish tailoring business is set aflame and the body of the owner is discovered inside, Detective Inspector Lachlan Grieg suspects a link to other attacks taking place across the city. Can he discover who is behind them before more people perish?

It is 1866, the end of a long hot summer in Victorian London, and the inhabitants are seething with discontent. Much of it is aimed at the foreign population living in the city. So when a well-reputed Jewish tailoring business is set aflame, and the body of the owner is discovered inside, Detective Inspector Lachlan Grieg suspects a link to various other attacks being carried out across the city, and to a vicious letter campaign being conducted in the newspapers.

Can he discover who is behind the attacks before more people perish?

Elsewhere, Giovanni Bellini arrives in England to tutor the youngest son of Sir Nicholas Haddon, ex-MP and City financier. But what are Bellini’s links to a dangerous Italian radical living in secret exile in London, and to beautiful Juliana Silverton, engaged to Harry Haddon, the heir to the family fortune?

Romance and racism, murder and mishap share centre stage in this seventh exciting book in the Victorian Detectives series.

If you’re looking for more historical mystery and thriller books, check out our listicle: 30 of the best historical mystery and thriller reads.

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