Ghastly Business

by Louise Levene

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Ghastly Business Synopsis

1929. A girl is strangled in a London alley, the mangled corpse of a peeping Tom is found in a railway tunnel and the details of the latest trunk murder are updated hourly in the evening papers. Into this world steps Dora Strang, doctor's daughter and filing clerk to the country's pre-eminent pathologist, Alfred Kemble. Thrilled by the post-mortems and court cases, Dora is further fascinated by Kemble himself, a glamorous and enigmatic war hero. But her job holds several surprises and as things take a distinctly ghastly turn the tabloid journalists sharpen their pencils in morbid anticipation...

Ghastly Business Press Reviews

'She writes with such energy and panache that I found myself screaming with laughter ... Her characters are a delight [and] she gets the period beautifully right, so that one is all the time aware of the serious intent behind all the gruesome fun' Barbara Trapido

 

'Deliciously dark Sunday Express An energetic and witty yarn' Easy Living

 

'A wicked, witty tale of villainy, scandal, sex and science set in London in the 20's' S magazine

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ISBN: 9781408821909
Publication date: 05/07/2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408821909
Publication date: 5th July 2012
Author: Louise Levene
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Louise Levene

Louise Levene is the author of A Vision of Loveliness, a BBC Book at Bedtime. She has been the dance critic of the Sunday Telegraph since 1998 but has also been an advertising copywriter, a window dresser, a radio presenter, an office cleaner, a crossword editor, a college professor and a saleslady. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.

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