“This entertaining period mystery, set in Victorian England, is lively, lurid, amusing.”—Publishers Weekly
“These are humorous novels and the humour is character-based . . . mixed with the absurdities of the English class-system. . . . Cribb was the first of the new-wave Victorian crime-fighters and is arguably still the best.”—Sherlock Holmes Magazine
The second Sergeant Cribb mystery is set in the world of Victorian bare-fisted pugilism—an illegal sport. Constable Jago is sent, undercover, to Radstock Hall by Sergeant Cribb, who suspects that when fighters who train there lose, they are murdered.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Peter Lovesey is the author of more than thirty highly praised mystery novels. He has been awarded the CWA Gold and Silver Daggers, the Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement, the Strand Magazine Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Macavity, Barry, and Anthony Awards, and many other honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.Review:
Praise for The Detective Wore Silk Drawers
“A gorgeous piece of period reconstruction . . . All the details of pickling and purging, gymnastics and ‘coming up to scratch’ worked into an exciting plot.”
—The Daily Telegraph
“A rich and unusual mystery, with suspense enough for the most confirmed addict.”
—Los Angeles Times
“A splendid thick-ear thriller in the literal sense.”
“Cribb was the first of the new-wave Victorian crime-fighters and is arguably still the best.”
—Sherlock Holmes Magazine
“A strongly plotted mystery that will keep the reader in suspense until the very end. Soho Press is to be commended for re-releasing this outstanding series for a new generation of mystery readers.”
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Harpercollins, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 006080999X
Book Description Harpercollins, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. paperback / softback. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX006080999X