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Crooked Mile


Debut historical detective novel from a former senior police officer

Kelsford 1887: Detective Inspector Thomas Norton investigates a bungled payroll robbery carried out by Irish Fenians. Meantime, deep in the snows of the Carpathian Mountains, his lover Ruth Samuels is part of a network assisting Jewish emigres escape from Tsarist Russia. Soon, the action switches to downtown New York sweltering in a summer heat wave, before tracking back to Jack the Ripper's Whitechapel. In a gripping finale the story revisits Kelsford where the just rewards of loyalty, courage and fearless detection unite.

author Ben Beazley
ISBN No. 9780955861352
  380pp, B-format, PB
  to be published April 2009
£ 12.00
genre Victorian murder, mystery and intrigue
Fenians, America, Jewish Emigres fleeing Tsarist Russia
Jack the Ripper's Whitechapel