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Dead Image (Inspector Best #1)

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* The explosion was heard 20 miles away. It killed canal boatmen & wrecked the Pompeian villa of Lawrence Alma-Tadema, the St John's Wood artist. But what caused the 1874 Regent's Park Explosion? Fenian bombs or sabogate by rival railways?
Unknown Binding, 192 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Robert Hale & Company
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Detective Sergeant Best works for the Metropolitan Police. When a canal boat explodes on the canal through Regent’s Park in 1874 killing and injuring several people Best finds himself trying to identify bodies including that of a young woman. Making enquiries he comes across the feisty Helen – sister of one of the missing young women who might possibly be the body in the mortuary.

This is an interesting Victorian mystery story, well written and well researched. I introduces the interesting, half
Lizzie Hayes
‘Dead Image’ by Joan Lock
Published by The Mystery Press, February 2012. ISBN: 978-0-7524-6455-8

Set in 1874, the explosion aboard the canal boat Tilbury on an October evening in the fashionable St John's Wood area, is the backdrop to this intriguing mystery. For following the recovery of the bodies of boatmen William Taylor and the lad, and eventually the mangled body of skipper Charles Baxton, the rescuers find a fourth body, that of a slight woman with fair hair not facially recognizable. For S
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Ex-policewoman JOAN LOCK is the author of non-fiction books and crime novels. She has been a regular contributor to the police press and the journal of the Crime Writers' Association. She has also written short stories, radio plays and radio documentaries. She lives in London.
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