The Incendiary's Trail

by James McCreet

With scenes of Victorian London as credible as Dickens and a policeman on a par with Wilkie Collins' Sergeant Cuff, McCreet also brings a very 21st century feeling of violent speed to a great page-turner. I very much hope that The Incendiary's Trail the first of a series.


In its time, that unassuming address in an unremarkable area of London had accommodated thieves, informers, fallen women, potential victims like Mr Askern, and at least one murderer. Though it might seem incredible, even the commissioners themselves did not know of its existence - or rather, they had not been told and affected not to know. A man's residency was no guarantee of either innocence or immunity from the gallows.


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