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1817. Clemency van Emden receives an anonymous terse message informing her that her estranged father is dead and buried. A chance encounter on a busy London street leads her to... Read more
1817. Clemency van Emden receives an anonymous terse message informing her that her estranged father is dead and buried. A chance encounter on a busy London street leads her to twin detectives Peter and Paul Skillen, who agree to help her unravel the mystery of her father's last days. However, Paul's attention is diverted away from London to Bath, as he seeks to thwart a daring band of highwaymen, one of whom appears to have more than just jewels on his mind. When the body of Clemency's father is discovered to be missing from its casket, the twins embark on a chase of graverobbers, funerary agents and Good Samaritans to unearth the truth.
Fugitive from the Grave Paperback edition by Edward Marston
Edward Marston has written over 100 books, including some non-fiction. He is best known for his hugely successful Railway Detective series, the latest of which is The Circus Train Conspiracy. His other current series are the Home Front Detective, set in the Great War, and the Bow Street Rivals featuring identical twin detectives during the Regency.
The first instalment of the Bow Street Rivals series. A riot breaks out in Dartmoor prison, enabling some American inmates to escape. The twin detectives Peter and Paul Skillen catch wind of a projected assassination but the target is unknown.
1817. Chalk Farm, London, is the scene for a duel between a lady's two ardent admirers. Paul Skillen stands as Mark Bowerman's second. Although the duel is broken up, one of the duelists is found dead. Paul and his twin Peter are determined to see justice done and are soon enmeshed in threads of inheritance, treachery and fraud.
A scurrilous newspaper has built up a large following by publishing details of political and sexual scandals. When the editor is killed and the printing press smashed to bits, the Invisible Detectives are hired by the man who financed the production of the paper.
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