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Large Paper Back.
370 pages. Very good condition.
The setting for the second Cragg and Fidelis mystery is again in Preston, in the year to 1741.
When the pair are called to the drowning of the landlord of the Ferry Inn, whose corpse has turned up entangled in the River Ribble’s salmon traps, a complex investigation begins in which love, greed and politics all take a hand. A national general election campaign is on, with Preston’s two parliamentary seats being contested, and the town in a ferment of political debate punctuated by sporadic violence. The outbreak of deadly sickness that strikes a week before voting looks like a natural epidemic, but Dr Fidelis is convinced it is man-made and the possibility opens up that someone is trying to disrupt the vote. Is the mysterious political agent Denis Destercore part of the plot? And what of the role played by the town’s rat-catcher, and his beautiful grand-daughter Maggie, as she wins an election of her own as Preston’s May Queen?
Light read. Not a complicated plot. Not lots and lots of characters to keep track of. Please click here to ask a question
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