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The Thieves' Labyrinth by James McCreet

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This is the third in McCreet’s Albert Newsome series about a Victorian detective with the mind of Sherlock Holmes and the methods of a Hollywood action hero. Temporarily demoted, Newsome is pitted against his old rivals George Williamson and Noah Dyson as they all race to discover the truth of a boat’s disappearance in the Thames and a mysterious body pulled from the river. A perfect series for fans of Sky’s Penny Dreadful TV series, but you may wish to start at the beginning of the series with The Incendiary’s Trail.

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The Thieves' Labyrinth by James McCreet

A death on Waterloo bridge, a body in the river near Wapping, a lady robbed on Wych Street - all common enough daily incidents in early Victorian London. But when an outrageous theft is committed at the port, the clues from these seemingly unconnected crimes soon point irresistibly to a mystery deeper and murkier than the Thames itself. The rapacious Inspector Newsome has much to prove, ex-police detective George Williamson faces difficult choices, and the mysterious Noah Dyson is once more drawn unwillingly within the reach of the authorities. Meanwhile, competing against them all, there is the enigmatic figure calling himself Eldritch Batchem ...Lives and reputations are at stake. As the investigators pursue a macabre trail into the city's darkest passages, each seeks a prize more personal than mere justice. And in the race for a solution, all stand to discover much more than they are prepared for ...The Thieves' Labyrinth is a dazzling Victorian entertainment - a gripping, richly atmospheric murder mystery.

About the Author

James McCreet was born in Sheffield. He taught English abroad for several years before returning to the UK to become a journalist and copywriter.

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25th September 2014


James McCreet

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Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan


400 pages


Crime / Mystery
Historical Fiction
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