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The Detective Branch : A Pyke Mystery by Andrew Pepper
  

The Detective Branch : A Pyke Mystery

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Pyke joins the newly formed Detective Branch of the Metropolitan police in a tale of corruption and murder set in the dangerous backstreets of 19th-century London...

If you like Andrew Pepper you might also like to read books by Rory Clements, James McCreet and Nicola Upson.

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The Detective Branch : A Pyke Mystery by Andrew Pepper

Drury Lane, 1844. A robbery has been committed at a pawnbroker's, leaving three people dead. The man called in to investigate is Pyke, head of the Metropolitan Police's newly formed Detective Branch at Scotland Yard. Pyke must find the culprit and quickly, especially as the identity of one of the victims threatens to expose his own criminal past. A valuable religious artefact appears to have motivated the robbery but when the main suspect commits suicide in police custody, the investigation falters. Then the rector of a wealthy parish is brutally murdered and Pyke spots a connection. His suspicions lead him to a dissolute former Catholic priest, rumours of devil worship, and an old case that no one wants him to investigate. With time running out and the murderer threatening to kill again, Pyke must face up to forces within the police and the church who would prefer the secrets of the past to remain buried for ever ...

Reviews

A quality slice of Victorian crime * SOUTH WALES ARGUS * Dramatically sketching the dark Victorian underbelly of London, Pepper creates a perfect sense of atmosphere and place as he ratchets up the tension in this satisfying thriller. * CATHOLIC HERALD *


About the Author

Andrew Pepper

Andrew Pepper is 36 and lives in Belfast where he is a lecturer in English at Queen's University.

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Book Info

Publication date

17th February 2011

Author

Andrew Pepper

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Publisher

Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Crime / Mystery
Historical Fiction
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780753827680

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