At the Dying of the Year
by Chris Nickson

In the latest Richard Nottingham historical mystery, the Constable must track down a predatory child-killer who roams the city.

Leeds, 1733. Three children are found dead in a disused bell pit; their bodies battered and bruised, each of them stabbed through the heart.

As an atmosphere of fear and suspicion pervades the city, Richard Nottingham and his team find themselves hunting a ruthless child-killer, a monster who preys on abandoned street children, those with no one to care about them, no one to report them missing.

The Constable has his suspicions as to who the culprit might be – but how can he prove it when the wealthy and powerful protect their own? He could also do without the interference of the new mayor, who’s taking a close personal interest in the case. Nottingham’s efforts to bring the killer to justice will have tragic consequences for himself and his family.


“Richard Nottingham, is back in another superior historical mystery steeped in suspense”


“British author Nickson's stellar fifth . . .Nickson has never been better”

Publishers Weekly Starred Review

“A wicked good combination of history and social commentary”

Kirkus Reviews

Chris Nickson

Chris Nickson is the author of eleven Tom Harper mysteries, seven highly acclaimed novels in the Richard Nottingham series, and five Simon Westow books. Born and raised in Leeds, he moved back there some years ago.

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At the Dying of the Year by Chris Nickson is available in the following formats

Hardback978178029042328th February 2013145 X 223mm224£21.99
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