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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781405529990

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ON SALE: 1st August 2013

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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The eighth book in the Sergeant Cribb series by Peter Lovesey

London, 1888. Though Miriam Cromer has confessed to the murder of her husband’s assistant, she is still confident of her acquittal. However, the jury sentence her to hang.

Miriam then says her husband was the killer, but he has an alibi. Can Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray discover what really happened at Park Lodge on that fateful day in March before it’s too late?

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As good a crime entertainment as you could wish for
HRF Keating, The Times
Lovesey's back-twist plotting is pure Christie, but the style, the detail and the deadpan horror are all his own - and absolutely marvellous
Kirkus Reviews
One that can stand among Peter Lovesey's best
Maghanita Laski, The Listener
Peter Lovesey triumphs again
Graham Lord, Sunday Express
At once charming, chilling and convincing as if it had unfolded in the Police Intelligence column of April, 1888
Michael Demarest, Time
I couldn't put it down. I read it at a sitting - or rather, a lying, for I was in the garden at the time and got so absorbed I didn't notice the sun had burnt the skin off my back! Waxwork is quite the best novel of detection I have read for a long time
Ruth Rendell
Marvellously authentic
Washington Post