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Fugitive from the Grave (#4 Bow St)
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Edward Marston
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Fugitive from the Grave (#4 Bow St)

Edward Marston (Author)


Allison & Busby

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Historical mysteries


320 pages

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1817. Clemency van Emden receives an anonymous terse message informing her that her estranged father is dead and buried. A chance encounter on a busy London street leads her to twin detectives Peter and Paul Skillen, who agree to help her unravel the mystery of her father's last days. However, Paul's attention is diverted away from London to Bath, as he seeks to thwart a daring band of highwaymen, one of whom appears to have more than just jewels on his mind. When the body of Clemency's father is discovered to be missing from its casket, the twins embark on a chase of graverobbers, funerary agents and Good Samaritans to unearth the truth.

By:   Edward Marston
Imprint:   Allison & Busby
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   4
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9780749023515
ISBN 10:   0749023511
Series:   Bow Street Rivals
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Edward Marston has written over a hundred books, including some non-fiction. He is best known for his hugely successful Railway Detective series, the latest of which is A Christmas Railway Mystery. His other current series are the Home Front Detective, set in the Great War, and the Bow Street Rivals featuring identical twin detectives during the Regency.

Set in 1817, Marston's rollicking fourth Bow Street Rivals mystery (after 2017's Date with the Executioner) pits bounty hunter twin brothers Peter and Paul Skillen against the Bow Street Runners, London's first official police force. Three straightforward story lines keep the action moving. One follows the mainly failed attempts of the official police to beat the brothers in their quest to apprehend wily and rather likable thief Harry Scattergood. Another involves Peter's efforts on the behalf of Clemency van Emden, a well-to-do woman who has come to London in search of her estranged father. In the third, Paul hunts for the dastardly highwaymen who robbed the coach carrying his attractive companion, Hannah Granville, the finest actress of her generation. Kidnapping, grave robbing, stalking, theatrical peccadilloes, and miraculous inventions keep the reader entertained, as do visits to inns, pubs, restaurants, and brothels, not to mention some daring gallops along the road between London and Bath. Marston skillfully creates a lively sense of derring-do. --Publishers Weekly

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