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In the Shadows
"Have you ever heard of a baby-farmer? They trade in children, sir, and grow fat on human flesh." Terrified that her child will fall victim to the operators of a murderous racket that flourished in Victorian London, a young servant-girl pleads for help in rescuing her baby son. She sets in train a series of mysterious and shocking events that transform the lives of the ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published 2001 by Vintage (Random House Australia)
(first published January 1st 1990)
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