An Act of Mercy by J. J. Durham

By J. J. Durham

An exhilarating story of homicide and intrigue in Victorian London, that includes Detective Harry Pilgrim. excellent for enthusiasts of Ripper road and The Mangle highway Murders.

London 1850. A urban of contrasts. Of medical marvels, poverty, sickness and dying. whilst Detective Sergeant Harry Pilgrim (one of London’s first police detectives) discovers the corpse of a lady in a Hackney cab, the case turns out trouble-free – till the single suspect is located murdered in his cellphone. Pilgrim is hindered in his research via his personal darkish earlier – a lifeless son and a lacking spouse – and likewise by way of the well-meaning interference of Charles Dickens, who's serialising Pilgrim's adventures in his magazine 'Household Words'. The case becomes a perilous online game of cat and mouse. yet who's the cat and who the mouse?

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This brought her mentally awake immediately, although the rest of her body didn’t seem to want to cooperate. “What? So soon? ” “Little town on the Eastern Shore, not seventy miles from here,” he told her. “We’re getting a team up from here and Dietrick now. ” Her mind raced. “Give me a moment,” she pleaded. “My god! ” “Choppers. One’s here now. Two more due any minute. Get yourself together, grab your kit, and get up to the roof. ” “I’ll be right there,” she said, wondering if she could really do it.

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