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Spencer was born and brought up in Cheshier. She has been a teacher in England and Iran.


Fans of Alan Rustage's Woodend books will find in this brand new series the same ingenious plotting and entertaining turn of phrase. But this time the sharp eye for period detail turns to Victorian London - and a hero who is undeniably a little more of a daredevil.
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During preparations for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, ScotlandYard's Inspector Blackstone investigates the death of an earl's son in a poor section of London. The murder of an aristocrat would divertattention from the Jubilee, so Blackstone has orders to interrogatesuspects, gather clues, and pursue a criminal while keeping the murder a secret. Blackstone soon discovers that the victim, despite onerousfamily problems, was an aspiring journalist looking for-and apparentlyfinding-a "hot" story in the Russian immigrant community. This newseries from the author of the Chief Inspector Woodend novels features anicely captured Victorian ethos, solid prose, and winning subplotdiversions. Anne Perry fans and devotees of Victorian-era mysteries will enjoy this new historical. For most collections.
Library Journal. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Sam Blackstone's New Scotland Yard superiors want him to do the impossible: find out who slit young Honorable Charles Montcliffe's throat withoutspoiling Queen Victoria's Jubilee celebration by letting anyone outsideof the immediate family know that Lord Montcliffe's youngest son isdead. ...An interview with editor Archibald Scott sends him to Whitechapel insearch of the shadowy aristocrat Count Turgenev. And there, in the heart of London's Little Russia, Blackstone meets Hannah--beautiful,intelligent, and infinitely desirable--who shows the detective the way to infinite danger.
Rustage's Blackstone is as much a maverick asWoodend, but without the moral ambiguity that complicates and enlivensSpencer's contemporary stories.
Kirkus Reviews. Copyright 2003  
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