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Preview — Abracadaver by Peter Lovesey
Abracadaver (Sergeant Cribb #3)
A sadistic practical joker is haunting the popular music halls of London, interfering with the actors and interrupting their acts by orchestrating humiliating disasters that take place in view of the audience. A trapeze artist misses her timing when the trapeze ropes are shortened. A comedian who invites the audience to sing along with him finds the words of his song “sham...more
mishaps of a kind that could ruin a performer's career.
After a second mishap occurs when a trained dog in an act is replaced with one prone to biting, Gribbs and Thackeray are called in. A sadistic practical joker is haunting the po...more