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The Strings of Murder by Oscar de Muriel
  

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A locked room murder and more which has the Victorian detective fearing the supernatural. It begins a series to star London detective Frey pairing up with Scottish McGray whose first case is Edinburgh based and concerns a cursed violin. It is a great romp, a Victorian gothic, an early detection tale with odd goings on and stars a couple of contrasting men who bicker from the start. So too do their servants! I think it could build into a lovely series as the two are sent round the country.

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Synopsis

The Strings of Murder by Oscar de Muriel

This is a spellbinding concoction of crime, history and horror - perfect for fans of Sherlock Holmes and Jonathan Creek. Edinburgh, 1888. A violinist is murdered in his home. The dead virtuoso's maid swears she heard three musicians playing in the night. But with only one body in the locked practice room - and no way in or out - the case makes no sense. Fearing a national panic over another Ripper, Scotland Yard sends Inspector Ian Frey to investigate under the cover of a fake department specializing in the occult. However, Frey's new boss, Detective 'Nine-Nails' McGray, actually believes in such supernatural nonsense. McGray's tragic past has driven him to superstition, but even Frey must admit that this case seems beyond reason. And once someone loses all reason, who knows what they will lose next...

About the Author

Oscar de Muriel was born in Mexico City and moved to the UK to complete his PhD. He is a chemist, translator and violinist who now lives and works in Manchester.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th February 2015

Author

Oscar de Muriel

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9780718179823

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