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The Murder Pit

The Murder Pit Where Evil Lies Buried Sherlock Holmes has once again hit the headlines solving mysteries for the cream of aristocracy But among the workhouses and pudding shops of South London private detectiv

  • Title: The Murder Pit
  • Author: Mick Finlay
  • ISBN: 0778369307
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Paperback
  • Where Evil Lies Buried1896 Sherlock Holmes has once again hit the headlines, solving mysteries for the cream of aristocracy But among the workhouses and pudding shops of South London, private detective William Arrowood is presented with far grittier, violent and considerably less well paid cases Arrowood has no doubt who is the better detective, and when Mr and Mr Where Evil Lies Buried1896 Sherlock Holmes has once again hit the headlines, solving mysteries for the cream of aristocracy But among the workhouses and pudding shops of South London, private detective William Arrowood is presented with far grittier, violent and considerably less well paid cases Arrowood has no doubt who is the better detective, and when Mr and Mrs Barclay engage him to find their estranged daughter, Birdie, he s sure it won t be long before he and his assistant, Barnett, have tracked her down.But this seemingly simple missing person case soon turns into a murder investigation Far from the comfort of Baker Street, Arrowood s London is a city of unrelenting cruelty, where evil is waiting to be uncovered Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 432 pages Expected publication February 5th 2019 by MIRA More Details ISBN 0778369307 ISBN13 9780778369301 Edition Language English Series Arrowood 2 Other Editions 8 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Murder Pit, please sign up

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    1. Mick Finlay

      Facebook Finlay was born in Glasgow and grew up in Canada and England He now divides his time between Brighton and Cambridge He teaches in a Psychology Department, and has published social psychological research on political violence, persuasion, and verbal and non verbal behaviour Before becoming an academic he worked as a tent hand in a travelling Facebook Finlay was born in Glasgow and grew up in Canada and England He now divides his time between Brighton and Cambridge He teaches in a Psychology Department, and has published social psychological research on political violence, persuasion, and verbal and non verbal behaviour Before becoming an academic he worked as a tent hand in a travelling circus, a butcher s boy, a hotel porter, and in various psychology related roles in the NHS and social services He reads widely in history, psychology, and enjoys a variety of fiction genres including crime, of course Mick used his background in psychology to write Arrowood , a historical crime fiction novel set in Victorian London It is published HQ Harper Collins in the UK and by Mira in the USA Translations are available by Harper Collins in a number of other countries e.g Japan, Brazil, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Holland, Finland, Norway and Sweden The sequel, The Murder Pit , came out in Jan 2019 UK , Feb in N America, and other countries later this year dates to be confirmed Gangsters, pornographers, drunks and Fenian terrorists abound in this Victorian noir detective novel, which crackles with energy and wit The Times of London Top 100 Summer Books Arrowood is the Victorian workingman s answer to the higher class Sherlock Holmes a foul mouthed, hard drinking, shabby detective with a seriously bad attitude toward his famous counterpart Seattle Times 10 of the Summer s Hottest Crime Fiction Titles

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    1. Mick Finlay writes wonderfully atmospheric and richly detailed historical crime fiction set in Victorian London, a London that lauds the abilities of Sherlock Holmes, coming to the aid of the country and the aristocracy, where the police seek his help Working much lower down the social ladder, struggling financially, is the other private detective, William Arrowood, the guvnor , with his sidekick, Norman Barnett Arrowood believes he is at least as good as Holmes, but languishes in obscurity, Mic [...]


    2. Book Reviewed by Stacey on whisperingstoriesWilliam Arrowood the guvnor and Norman Barnett his sidekick, and the narrator of the book are the poor people s private detectives in the late 1800s They take on the cases that Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson wouldn t even think about investigating.In The Murder Pit, Arrowood has been asked by a Mr and Mrs Barclay to track down their daughter Birdie and bring her home or at least talk to her and make sure she is okay Birdie is apparently Book Reviewed by [...]


    3. I would like to thank Netgalley and HQ for an advance copy of The Murder Pit, the second novel to feature Victorian Enquiry Agent William Arrowood and his assistant, Norman Barnett.When Arrowood is engaged by the Barclays to return their daughter, Birdie, to them he sees it as a quick case Little does he know Birdie is married to Walter Ockham and lives on the family farm with him but she has learning difficulties so the Barclays believe that her refusal to see them is influenced by her new fa I [...]


    4. The Murder Pit, the second novel to feature Victorian Enquiry Agent William Arrowood and his assistant, Norman Barnett, is a superb choice for those who like Victorian murder mysteries with a stunning sense of time and place Written in the same style as what became known as the golden age of crime, classics such as those by Dame Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle and has the same distinctive gothic atmosphere and gives an authentic portrayal of London in the 1900s It is described within th T [...]


    5. Step into the world of Mr William Arrowood and Mr Norman Barnett the narrator , who voluntarily invite themselves into all manner of difficulties in order to solve a case Their methods are sometimes foolhardy and often illegal Mostly, their extensive efforts are underappreciated by the press and public alike Now this duo certainly doesn t lack aptitude as detectives But their approach, no matter how well intended, encourages people to view them with suspicion and they find it almost impossi Step [...]


    6. In late 19th Century England, consulting detective William Arrowood tells a client When we take a case, we go on a journey into people s souls and that often a dangerous and cruel journey That statement neatly sums up the plot of the 2nd book in the Arrowood series in which the detective and his assistant, Norman Barnett are hired by Mr and Mrs Barclay, who haven t seen their daughter Birdie, who they describe as simple minded, since she married Walter Ockwell and went to live on his In late 19t [...]


    7. This has been my first read of 2019 and let s just say I belive I am of to a good start Its also my first thriller after a year and I enjoyed it so much that I am all set to finish all my thriller novels first this really never happens because I am always on the lookout for a YA or Romance , but lets just say that this books definitely affected my reading radar Now coming to the book I will try to keep it short because I don t want to spill any beans Mr.Arrowood is a detective in the late This h [...]


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