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.

Reviews

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

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Chris Nickson

Chris Nickson is the author of six Tom Harper mysteries and seven highly acclaimed novels in the Richard Nottingham series. He is also a well-known music journalist. He lives in his beloved Leeds.

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Editions

Skin Like Silver by Chris Nickson is available in the following formats

Hardback978072788570830th November 2015142 X 224mm224£19.99
Hardback978072788570830th November 2015142 X 224mm224£19.99
Ebook97817801073631st March 2016N/A224$10.99
Ebook97817801073631st March 2016N/A224£8.99
Paperback978184751678731st August 2016140 X 217mm224£12.99
Paperback978184751678731st August 2016140 X 217mm224£12.99
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