Murder on the waterways of post-Regency England - 1827, Redditch, Worcestershire. Thomas Potts is despairing of his courtship of Amy Danks. With neither money nor prospects, she will surely look elsewhere. But when the body of a girl is found in the canal, Potts is drawn into the investigation, and he is sure the ‘Leggers’, town outcasts who work on the barges, know something. As more murders ensue, Tom risks everything to get to the truth . . .
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Sara Fraser is a pseudonym for Roy Clews, a one-time Marine Commando and Foreign Legionnaire who has travelled and worked all over the world.Review:
When the battered and bloated bodies of, first, a lowly servant girl and then a loutish barge worker surface in the fetid waters of the canal outside Worcestershire's hardscrabble Tardebigge Parish, the unsavory task of investigating their deaths falls to beleaguered Constable Thomas Potts. Armed with a rudimentary knowledge of forensic science, a relentlessly inquisitive mind, and a righteous sense of fair play, the unlikely detective determines that both victims were murdered before being tossed into the drink, a conclusion roundly discounted by his parish superiors. Potts can't shake the feeling that more victims are at risk, yet he is forbidden from officially pursuing the investigation. As Potts repeatedly risks his own life to bring justice to those who have lost theirs, the violence escalates in sinister and sinful ways. Fraser's improbable constable is a marvel of cunning and a mass of contradictions: meek yet daring, intelligent yet naive, romantic yet resigned. Fraser's spirited historical-mystery series vibrantly evokes the colors and passions of early-nineteenth-century England. --Booklist, 15th March 2010
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Book Description Severn House Publishers, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110727868543
Book Description Severn House Publishers, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0727868543