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A period detective novel which centres round the nineteenth century world of illegal bare-knuckle boxing.
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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.”
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1980. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110140055584
Book Description Penguin Books, 1980. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0140055584