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Blood On The Strand

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24th January 2008

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780751537598

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Susanna Gregory, author of the Matthew Bartholomew series of medieval mysteries, has created another compelling fictional detective set in Restoration London.

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The second adventure in the Thomas Chaloner series.

Rebellion is in the air of London in the spring of 1663.

Thomas Chaloner, spy for the King’s intelligence service, has just returned from thwarting a planned revolt in Dublin, but soon realises that England’s capital is no haven of peace. He is ordered to investigate the shooting of a beggar during a royal procession. He soon learns the man is no vagrant, but someone with links to the powerful Company of Barber-Surgeons. His master, the Earl of Clarendon, is locked in a deadly feud with the Earl of Bristol, and an innocent man is about to be hanged in Newgate. Chaloner becomes embroiled in a desperate race against time to protect Clarendon, to discover the true identity of the beggar’s murderer, and to save a blameless man from the executioner’s noose.

‘Pungent with historical detail’ (Irish Times)

‘A richly imagined world of colourful medieval society and irresistible monkish sleuthing’ (Good Book Guide)

‘Corpses a-plenty, exciting action sequences and a satisfying ending’ (Mystery People)

Reviews

HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW
Fans will be pleased to hear that Susanna Gregory has yet again hit on a winning formula of taking a likeable main character, involving him in a gripping plot and setting them within a commendably realistic setting. It is another bravura performance.
REVIEWINGTHEEVIDENCE.COM
Gregory tells an extremely complicated tale with great clarity and riveting excitement.