Rough Music
by Robin Blake

“Outstanding … Clever plotting and enjoyable characterizations make this entry a winner” – Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Titus Cragg and his friend Luke Fidelis investigate macabre goings-on in a remote Lancashire village in this intriguing 18th century mystery.

It’s the sweltering summer of 1744 and when an epidemic disease threatens the town, coroner Titus Cragg retires with his wife and baby son to a remote village in East Lancashire, where he hopes his family will enjoy the healthy and tranquil air. But Cragg finds the rural atmosphere anything but peaceful when he’s called upon to investigate the horrific death of a local woman who has fallen victim to a cruel community punishment.

Assisted by his friend Dr Luke Fidelis, Cragg begins to probe the village’s prejudices and simmering hatreds, as he untangles cross-currents of suspicion, rivalry and rural customs which are very different from the ways he knows in the town. Then another local woman disappears, and events take a disturbing new twist …

Reviews

The fifth in this series continues to bring Georgian England to life... A fine historical mystery

Booklist

Blake's highly original mystery with a masterly denouement is made all the more absorbing by the skillfully wrought historical background

Kirkus Reviews

Outstanding... Clever plotting and enjoyable characterizations make this entry a winner

Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Robin Blake

Robin Blake is the author of six previous Cragg & Fidelis Mysteries, as well as acclaimed works on the artists Van Dyke and Stubbs. He has written, produced and presented extensively for radio, and is widely published as a critic. He lives in London.

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Editions

Rough Music by Robin Blake is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278885181st April 2019147 X 223mm304$28.99
Hardback978072788851828th December 2018147 X 223mm304£20.99
Ebook97814483019111st April 2019N/A304$10.99
Ebook97814483019111st April 2019N/A304£8.99
Ebook97814483019111st April 2019N/A304$6.99
Paperback97818475197571st December 2019138 X 217mm304$17.95
Paperback978184751975730th September 2019138 X 217mm304£12.99
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