Skin Like Silver
by Chris Nickson
Leeds, England. October, 1891. An unclaimed parcel at the Central Post Office is discovered to contain the decomposing body of a baby boy. It’s a gruesome case for DI Tom Harper. Then a fire during the night destroys half the railway station. The next day a woman’s body is found in the rubble. But Catherine Carr didn’t die in the blaze: she’d been stabbed to death – and Harper has to find her killer.
The estranged wife of a wealthy industrialist, Catherine had been involved with the Leeds Suffragist Society, demanding votes for women, the same organization for which Harper’s wife Annabelle has just become a speaker. Were Catherine’s politics the cause of her death? Or is the husband she abandoned behind it? But when her brother escapes from the asylum and steals a shotgun, Harper has to race to find the answers.
Genre: Historical Crime & Mystery
“Nickson’s latest DI Tom Harper historical procedural is tautly written and highly engaging, with a keep-’em-guessing plot and plenty of late nineteenth-century period details”
Skin Like Silver by Chris Nickson is available in the following formats
|Paperback||9781847516787||31st August 2016||140 X 217mm||224||£12.99|
|Paperback||9781847516787||31st August 2016||140 X 217mm||224||£13.99|
The Tom Harper Mystery Series