It is London 1722 and a nightwatchman discovers the long-dead body of an elderly man, tied to a chair in a boarded-up house. The man, a once successful businessman, was left to die in the same way that plague victims were sacrificed. Is this an indication that the plague is once again spreading? From the author of MAN'S STORM and SNOW ON THE MOON.
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In this spellbinding, superbly-written trio of murder mysteries, Keith Heller follows the career of George Man, a parish watchman in 18th-century London ‹ then among the seamiest, most dangerous cities in the world. As Man works the watch, patrolling its fetid slums and treacherous back streets, he opens the door to an underworld of thieves and prostitutes, white slavers and murders.About the Author:
Keith Heller, born in Moorhead, Minnesota, in 1949, has written four previous novels. He has taught English in the United States, Japan, Madrid, and Argentina. He currently lives in California, where he writes full time. His fiction has been published in numerous literary journals. Heller has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize anthology and was a finalist for the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction.
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Book Description Collins Crime, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 2314169