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The Black Country

By Alex. Grecian

Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad returns, in the stunning new historical thriller from the author of the acclaimed national bestseller The Yard.

The British Midlands. It’s called the “Black Country” for a reason. Bad things happen there.

When members of a prominent family disappear from a coal-mining village—and a human eyeball is discovered in a bird’s nest—the local constable sends for help from Scotland Yard’s new Murder Squad. Fresh off the grisly 1889 murders of The Yard, Inspector Walter Day and Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith respond, but they have no idea what they’re about to get into. The villagers have intense, intertwined histories. Everybody bears a secret. Superstitions abound. And the village itself is slowly sinking into the mines beneath it.

Not even the arrival of forensics pioneer Dr. Bernard Kingsley seems to help. In fact, the more the three of them investigate, the more they realize they may never be allowed to leave. . . .




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Format: Book
Author: Grecian, Alex.
Title: The black country / Alex Grecian.
Publisher Date: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2013], ©2013.
Subject: Murder -- Investigation -- England -- Fiction. Detectives -- England -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780399159336
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 6
Call Number: M Grecian
Oclc: 828683387
Bib Id: 433963

Format: Book
Author: Grecian, Alex.
Title: The black country / Alex Grecian.
Publisher, Date: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2013], ©2013.
Description: 384 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Murder -- Investigation -- England -- Fiction.
Subjects: Detectives -- England -- Fiction
LCCN: 2013003820
ISBN: 9780399159336
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 6
Call Number: M Grecian