Theft of Life

by Imogen Robertson

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Theft of Life Synopsis

London, 1785. When the body of a West Indies planter is found pegged out in the grounds of St Paul's, suspicion falls on one of the victim's former slaves, who was found with his watch on the London streets. As Harriet and Crowther begin investigate, however, they find the answer is not that simple. Together, they negotiate the interests of the British government, the secrets of the plantation owners, and a network of alliances stretching across the Atlantic. And they must confront the uncomfortable truth that some people are willing to do great evil when they believe their cause to be just.

Theft of Life Press Reviews

[A] gripping blend of the Georgian gothic and the forensic thriller -  Independent


A true force in historical fiction  - Daily Mail


The pleasure lies in the steady unfurling of a period crime series (1871) that doesn't rely on declamatory villains and rhubarbing local colour -- Christopher Fowler

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ISBN: 9780755390151
Publication date: 22/05/2014
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9780755390151
Publication date: 22nd May 2014
Author: Imogen Robertson
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,

About Imogen Robertson

Imogen Robertson grew up in Darlington, studied Russian and German at Cambridge, and now lives in London. She directed for TV, film and radio before becoming a full-time author, and also writes and reviews poetry. Imogen won the Telegraph’s ‘First thousand words of a novel competition’ in 2007 with the opening of Instruments of Darkness, her first novel.   Author photo © Rebecca Key

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