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Wobble to Death

Wobble to Death

The first book in the Sergeant Cribb series, from Peter Lovesey.

In Victorian London, race-walking, or ‘wobbles’, are all the rage. So on a Monday morning in November 1879 the crowds gather for Islington’s bizarre six-day endurance walking race.

By Tuesday, one of the contestants is dead. Tetanus from a blister is assumed, but then there is a second death, and this time it’s definitely murder. A bemused Sergeant Cribb from Scotland Yard is called in, along with Constable Thackeray, and they soon discover that something foul is at play.

Reissue of Peter Lovesey’s first acclaimed book that started his career nearly 50 years ago.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 24th May 2018

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780751572520

Reviews

'Here are true Victorians, not pious frauds of legend. A first-rate story of sustained thrill'
John Dickson Carr
'Don't miss this. It will be on all the best lists'
Dorothy B Hughes, Los Angeles Times
'First prize-winner, and a worthy one . . . excellently done'
Edmund Crispin
'Brilliantly evocative . . . It is long since I came across so original a setting'
Spectator