The Constant Lovers
by Chris Nickson

A tale of greed, ambition and thwarted love in eighteenth-century Leeds

On a hot summer morning, Richard Nottingham, Constable of Leeds, is called out when a young woman is found stabbed to death among the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey, just outside the city. In her pocket is a carefully-folded love note: “Soon we’ll be together and our hearts can sing loud, my love, W.” Her pale skin and smooth hands speak of money, but no one comes to claim her body.

When the victim’s husband eventually appears, his evidence throws up more questions than answers. What happened to the maid who accompanied her mistress on her final, fatal journey? Who is the mysterious ‘W’ who signed the note? And why does the victim’s father seem so indifferent to her death? Nottingham has to delve into the dark secrets of the rich and influential to uncover the truth.


Nickson is developing an unusual series that is strong on creepy: Chelsea Cain goes 18th century, anyone?

Library Journal Starred Review

Superb ... Nickson may yet join the front rank of historical mystery writers

Publishers Weekly Starred Review

An exciting tale that explores the vast gulf between rich and poor while delivering a first-rate mystery

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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The Constant Lovers by Chris Nickson is available in the following formats

Paperback978178029525130th November 2017139 X 215mm224£13.99
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