Murder in Piccadilly (British Library Crime Classics) (Paperback)

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'Scores of men and women died daily in London, but on this day of days one of them had died in the very midst of a crowd and the cause of his death was a dagger piercing his heart. Death had become something very real.'

When Bobbie Cheldon falls in love with a pretty young dancer at the Frozen Fang night club in Soho, he has every hope of an idyllic marriage. But Nancy has more worldly ideas about her future: she is attracted not so much to Bobbie as to the fortune he expects to inherit.

Bobbie's miserly uncle Massy stands between him and happiness: he will not relinquish the ten thousand a year on which Nancy's hopes rest. When Bobbie falls under the sway of the roguish Nosey Ruslin, the stage is set for murder in the heart of Piccadilly - and for Nancy's dreams to be realised.

When Chief Inspector Wake of Scotland Yard enters the scene, he uncovers a tangled web of love affairs, a cynical Soho underworld, and a motive for murder.

This good-natured vintage mystery novel is now republished for the first time since the 1930s, with an introduction by the award-winning crime writer Martin Edwards, the leading expert on inter-war detective fiction.

About the Author

CHARLES KINGSTON (1884-1944) wrote over twenty crime novels in the golden age of British crime fiction between the two world wars. Many of his books--including Poison in Kensington and The Highgate Mystery--are set in London.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781464203732
ISBN-10: 1464203733
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: May 5th, 2015
Pages: 314
Language: English
Series: British Library Crime Classics