Murder in Piccadilly (British Library Crime Classics)

Murder in Piccadilly (British Library Crime Classics)

By: Charles Kingston (author)Paperback

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'Scores of men and women died daily in London, but on this day of days one of them had died in the very midst of a crowd and the cause of his death was a dagger piercing his heart. Death had become something very real.' When Bobbie Cheldon falls in love with a pretty young dancer at the Frozen Fang night club in Soho, he has every hope of an idyllic marriage. But Nancy has more worldly ideas about her future: she is attracted not so much to Bobbie as to the fortune he expects to inherit. Bobbie's miserly uncle Massy stands between him and happiness: he will not relinquish the ten thousand a year on which Nancy's hopes rest. When Bobbie falls under the sway of the roguish Nosey Ruslin, the stage is set for murder in the heart of Piccadilly - and for Nancy's dreams to be realised. When Chief Inspector Wake of Scotland Yard enters the scene, he uncovers a tangled web of love affairs, a cynical Soho underworld, and a motive for murder.

About Author

Charles Kingston (1884 - 1944) wrote over twenty crime novels in the golden age of British crime fiction between the two world wars. Many of his books - including Poison in Kensington and The Highgate Mystery - are set in London. All have been unavailable for many decades, and Kingston's work has long been neglected by readers of classic crime fiction.

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  • ISBN13: 9780712357951
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780712357951
  • ISBN10: 0712357955

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