The Murder Book: A New 1920s Mystery Series (Henry Johnstone Mystery #1) (Hardcover)

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Introducing Detective Chief Inspector Henry Johnstone in the first of a brand-new historical mystery series.

Lincolnshire, England. June, 1928. When three freshly-buried bodies are unearthed in the front yard of a rented cottage, DCI Henry Johnstone, a specialist murder detective from London, is summoned to investigate. Two of the victims are identified as Mary Fields, known to have worked as a prostitute, and her seven-year-old daughter Ruby. But who is the third victim and what was he doing at the cottage?

Johnstone is determined to do things by the book, but his use of forensic science and other modern methods of detection soon ruffles feathers. Frustrated by the unhelpful attitude of the local constabulary, Johnstone fears the investigation is heading nowhere. Then he's called out to another murder . . .
Product Details
ISBN: 9780727886552
ISBN-10: 072788655X
Publisher: Severn House Publishers
Publication Date: January 1st, 2017
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Henry Johnstone Mystery