On Copper Street
by Chris Nickson

“An outstanding entry in an excellent historical-mystery series that deserves more attention” – Booklist Starred Review

Detective Inspector Tom Harper finds answers hard to come by in his latest, most challenging, investigation to date.

Leeds, England. March, 1895. The day after his release from prison, petty criminal Henry White is found stabbed to death at his terraced home on Copper Street. Pursuing enquiries in a neighbourhood where people are suspicious of strangers and hostile to the police, DI Tom Harper and his team find the investigation hard going. If anyone knows anything about Henry White’s murder – or the robbery that landed him in gaol in the first place – they are unable or unwilling to say.

At the same time, acid is thrown over a young boy in a local bakery in a seemingly unprovoked attack. Praying for a breakthrough, Harper knows that he must uncover the motive in each case if he is to have any chance of catching the culprits. Of one thing he is certain: if he doesn’t find answers soon, more deaths will follow.


“If you have been reading historical fiction but haven't discovered Chris Nickson, now is your chance, a huge 5 stars from me!”

Netgalley Reviewer

“An outstanding entry in a excellent historical-mystery series that deserves more attention”

Booklist Starred Review

“Nickson's crackerjack fifth police procedural set in late 19th-century Leeds”

Publishers Weekly

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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On Copper Street by Chris Nickson is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278869651st June 2017146 X 223mm224$28.99
Hardback978072788696528th February 2017146 X 223mm224£21.99
Ebook97817801086981st June 2017N/A224$10.99
Ebook97817801086981st June 2017N/A224£7.99
Paperback978184751805731st July 2018140 X 220mm224$17.95
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