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By Edward Marston
May possibly 1915. With hundreds of thousands of Britons battling within the trenches, a significantly depleted police strength is still at the back of to maintain the house entrance secure and proceed the struggle opposed to crime, espionage, and army desertion. In London, Scotland backyard is already overstretched while the sinking of the Lusitania sparks an exceptional wave of anti-German riots and arson assaults around the urban. one of the sufferers are the immigrant tailor Jacob Stein, discovered useless in his burnt-out shop.
Initially Jacob's killing seems to be the tragic far more than wartime hysteria – but if it transpires that Jacob have been stabbed amidst the flames, his secure ransacked, and his daughter Ruth raped, the chance that those attacks have been long-premeditated crimes turns into unavoidable.
Detective Inspector Harvey Marmion and Sergeant Joe Keedy needs to tackle this situation of cover-ups and contradictions and song down Jacob's killer and Ruth's assailants. As their hunt includes them from the crime-ridden...
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A Bespoke Murder (The Home Front Detective, Book 1) by Edward Marston