The Path of the Wicked
by Caro Peacock

Private investigator Liberty Lane’s latest case takes her to rural Gloucestershire to uncover the truth of a brutal murder

July, 1840
. Did young Jack Picton, a known rebel and political agitator, kill governess Mary Marsh? Liberty Lane has left London for Cheltenham to find out, sharing the magistrate’s doubts. He is, however, hiding something . . . but what? As Liberty is about to discover, behind Cheltenham’s genteel façade lies a hotbed of vice. It is a place where the poor are driven to desperate lengths to escape the horror of the workhouse. A place which is harbouring a ruthless killer. Can Liberty uncover the truth in time?


Historical-mystery fans will enjoy this colorful adventure set in the nineteenth-century British countryside


The author has put a lot of work into laying the groundwork for the denouement, which will satisfy classic whodunit fans

Publishers Weekly

The sixth in this highly enjoyable series adds social commentary to a rich broth of historical tidbits and an excellent mystery

Kirkus Reviews

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The Path of the Wicked by Caro Peacock is available in the following formats

Hardback97817802904161st May 2013141 X 222mm224$28.99
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