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Dense fog masks foul play in the streets of London, as Ann Granger brings us her seventh Victorian mystery featuring Scotland Yard's Inspector Ben Ross and his wife, Lizzie.

It is March 1870. London is in the grip of fog and ice. But Scotland Yard's Inspector Ben Ross has more than the weather to worry about when the body of a young woman is found in a dustbin at the back of a Piccadilly restaurant.  

Ben must establish who the victim is before he can find out how and why she came to be there. His enquiries lead him first to a bootmaker in Salisbury and then to a landowner in Yorkshire. Meanwhile, Ben's wife, Lizzie, aided by their eagle-eyed maid, Bessie, is investigating the mystery of a girl who is apparently being kept a prisoner in her own home.  

As Ben pursues an increasingly complex case, Lizzie reveals a vital piece of evidence that brings him one step closer to solving the crime....

©2019 Ann Granger (P)2019 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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Victorian crime fiction at its best

All of the Ben and Lizzie stories are great and just keep getting better. Ann Granger’s skill as a story teller who can weave in humour, historical events of the time and base it all around a terrific set of protagonists is brilliant. The narrators are great and come close to Laurence Kennedy’s “Report by Sergeant Morris” monologue, which should be the bar against which all voice actors are set! Hugely enjoyable and recommended.

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lovely

excellent story well read as usual love Anne Grangers books cant wait for next instalment.

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  • 29-02-20

Good solid mystery

I like the series a lot though this one was a bit less mysterious than the previous - just good plain investigation