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The hangman's secret #3 / Laura Joh Rowland.

Rowland, Laura Joh, author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781683319023
  • ISBN: 1683319028
  • Physical Description: 296 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crooked Lane Books, 2019.

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Summary, etc.: Photographer Sarah Bain and her friends Lord Hugh Staunton and sometime street urchin Mick O'Reilly are private detectives with a new gig--photographing crime scenes for London's Daily World newspaper. The Daily World is the latest business venture of their sole client, Sir Gerald Mariner, a fabulously wealthy and powerful banker. One cold, snowy January morning, Sarah, Hugh, and Mick are summoned to the goriest crime scene they've ever encountered. A pub owner named Harry Warbrick has been found hanged and decapitated amid evidence of foul play. His murder becomes a sensation because he was England's top hangman and he's met the same fate that he inflicted on hundreds of criminals. Sir Gerald announces that the Daily World--meaning Sarah and her friends--will investigate and solve Harry Warbrick's murder before the police do. The contest pits Sarah against the man she loves, Police Constable Barrett. She and her friends discover a connection between Harry Warbrick's murder and the most notorious criminal he ever executed--Amelia Carlisle, the "Baby-Butcher," who murdered hundreds of infants placed in her care. Something happened at Amelia's execution. The Official Secrets Act forbids the seven witnesses present to divulge any information about it. But Harry had a bad habit of leaking tips to the press. Sarah and her friends suspect that one of the other witnesses killed Harry to prevent him from revealing a secret related to the execution. What is the secret, and who hanged the hangman?

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #2
    Simply pursuing her unusual occupations—private detective and crime-scene photographer—creates a slew of problems for Sarah Bain. It's 1890, and Victorian London is unprepared for women in the workplace, let alone at crime scenes. Keeping secrets from her fiancé, a police officer, along with her choice of partners in detection, a street urchin and a gay aristocrat, creates further awkwardness. The biggest problem, however, is her involvement in solving the hanging death of the local hangman and pub owner, Harry Warbrick. No professional hangman would bungle a hanging and decapitate himself, so Sarah and her minions (and the police) set off to find his killer. A link between Warbrick and his most famous hanging, that of baby killer Amelia Carlisle, provides a puzzling clue. With delectably gruesome details, rapid-fire dialogue, an unpredictable plot, and well-developed characters, this top-notch third installment (following A Mortal Likeness, 2018) is sure to please fans of Carol McCleary's Nellie Bly and Rhys Bowen's Molly Murphy. Or, to put it another way, think Phryne Fisher meets Constance Kopp in Anne Perry's London. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Laura Joh Rowland is the award-winning author of the samurai detective Sano Ichiro mystery series set in 17th century Japan, as well as a historical suspense series starring Charlotte Bronte. Her work has been published in 21 countries; nominated for the Anthony Award, the Hammett Prize, and the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award; won RT Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award; and been included in the Wall Street Journal’s list of the five best historical mystery novels. Laura holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan. She is a former aerospace scientist, a painter, and a cartoonist. She lives in New York City with her husband Marty. This is her third Victorian mystery.

Subject: Hanging > Fiction.
Execution sites > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
London (England) > History > 1800-1950 > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Hanging > Fiction.
London (England) > History > 1800-1950 > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction.)
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
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