His enquiries lead him into the lives of rule-bound shop-workers; the poverty-stricken emigrant Irish; the wealthy local industrialists and members of the mysterious, Newcastle Spiritual Investigation Society.
Victorian Tyneside was a place of fascinating contrasts and amazing entrepreneurial invention and vitality while, at the same time being the scene of much tragedy. All are well illustrated in this gripping crime novel.
'Inspector Best is back in Lock's popular Victorian mystery series . . . As usual, Lock produces a clever, engaging mystery with plenty of authentic Victorian ambience. The spiritualist theme is nicely developed, both as a plot device and as a way of setting the historical context.'
'Showing how the crimes of history reach into our own times is a great achievement for a crime novel with real depth and resonance.'
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