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Arrowood

Sherlock Holmes Has Met His Match
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1895 London is scared. A killer haunts the city's streets; the poor are hungry; crime bosses are taking control; the police force is stretched to the breaking point. The rich turn to Sherlock Holmes, but the celebrated private detective rarely visits the densely populated streets of South London, where the crimes are sleazier and the people are poorer. In the dark corner of Southwark, victims turn to a man who despises Holmes, his wealthy clientele and his showy forensic approach to crime: Arrowood--self-taught psychologist, occasional drunkard and private investigator. When a man mysteriously disappears and Arrowood's best lead is viciously stabbed before his eyes, he and his sidekick Barnett face their toughest quest yet: to capture the head of the most notorious gang in London... In the bestselling tradition of Anthony Horowitz and Andrew Taylor, this gloriously dark crime debut will haunt readers long after the final page has been turned.

Author Biography:

Mick Finlay was born in Glasgow but left as a young boy, living in Canada and then England. Before becoming an academic, he ran a market stall on Portobello Road, and also worked as a tent-hand in a traveling circus, a butcher's boy, a hotel porter, and various jobs in the NHS and Social Services. He teaches in a psychology department, and has published research on political violence and persuasion, verbal and nonverbal communication, and disability. He lives in Brighton with his family.
Release date NZ
July 18th, 2017
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Audience
  • General (US: Trade)
Edition
Original ed.
Imprint
Mira Books
Pages
368
Dimensions
142x208x28
ISBN-13
9780778330943
Product ID
26488382

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