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Theft of Life

Imogen Robertson

Category: Mystery/thriller

London, 1785. When the body of a former West Indies planter is found outside St Paul’s Cathedral, suspicion abounds. His death brings a tide of fear directly to Harriet Westerman’s door where William Geddings, senior footman, knows more than he is prepared to confess…

London, 1785. When the body of a former West Indies planter is found outside St Paul’s Cathedral, suspicion falls on the black community of London, and his death brings a tide of fear directly to Harriet Westerman’s door, where William Geddings, senior footman, knows more than he is prepared to confess.

Harriet and anatomist Gabriel Crowther confront the dark and destructive world of Britain’s slave trade, and as Harriet faces an ugly truth close to home, London’s network of slave traders are closing ranks.

Francis Glass, bookseller and free man, is faced with tragedy of his own, and his own search for a truth the powerful are desperate to deny.

Theft of Life is book five in Imogen Robertson’s gripping¬†Crowther & Westerman series of historical mysteries.

Shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger.

‘Matchless storytelling’ (Nicci French)

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