Deadly Vices by Patrick Read

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  • Title: Lethal Vices
  • Author: Patrick Read
  • Category: Fiction
  • Date: January 2004
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 1588734579

 

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HISTORICAL MYSTERY FEATURING ALGERNON SWINBURN It’s London, 1867, the place Algernon Swinburne is a celebrated poet and dandy – he is additionally about to turn into a detective! Algernon’s outdated faculty chum, Reginald Simpson lives the carefree lifetime of a person about city. Sadly this life had led Reginald’s rich dad and mom to disown him. Pressured to earn a dwelling by his wits, Reginald has turned to smuggling invaluable pornographic books into England on the behest of the Mrs. Addams, a shady bookdealer who blackmails the widows of her rich shoppers. When a titled collector of uncommon erotica, Lord Dinnister, passes away a destitute Simpson sees the chance for doing a little bit of chiseling himself, and spills Mrs. Adam’s plot to Theodore Watts-Dunton, legal professional for the widow for a worth. Quickly Simpson is discovered stabbed. However by whom? That is what Algernon Swinburne needs to know. The police attribute it to one among Reginald’s quite a few lovers, and figuring he obtained no more than he deserved, put little effort into discovering the killer. It is an investigation that leads him to Girl Dinnister, Watts-Dunton, her legal professional, Mrs. Adams, numerous members of the oh-so hypocritical Society for the Suppression of Vice, and even a member of the royal household. Quickly a battle-of-wits develops between Swinburne and the killer – one wherein the poet slowly comes to appreciate he could also be more than out matched. Patrick Read’s new novel finds a grasp of suspense fiction in prime type: he exhibits us the truth which lay behind the respectable veneer of Victorian England. Here’s what the critics must say in regards to the work of Patrick Read: “A real blue homicide grasp.” Time. “‘Solidly constructed.” New York Instances Ebook Evaluation. “‘A thrill-a-page plot.” Booklist. “Within the Prime Ten of crimewriters.” The Bookseller. “Beguiling leisure.” Kirkus. much less Renaissance E Books ; January 2004 294 pages;

 

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