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The detective wore silk drawers

Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Harmondsworth ; New York : Penguin Books, 1980, ©1971.
Series: Penguin crime fiction
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sergeant Cribb finds himself immersed in the world of nineteenth-century pugilism, investigating a ring promoting the dangerous, illegal sport of bare-knuckle boxing. Cribb sends Constable Jago, the police boxing champion, as an undercover agent to the house rumored to be the gang's secret training center. Already the decapitated body of one pugilist has been fished out of the Thames. To keep Jago out of the river's  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0140055584 : 9780140055580
OCLC Number: 6698474
Notes: Reprint of the 1971 ed. published by Macmillan, London, and Dodd, Mead, New York.
Description: 173 pages ; 19 cm.
Series Title: Penguin crime fiction
Responsibility: Peter Lovesey.

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Sergeant Cribb finds himself immersed in the world of nineteenth-century pugilism, investigating a ring promoting the dangerous, illegal sport of bare-knuckle boxing. Cribb sends Constable Jago, the police boxing champion, as an undercover agent to the house rumored to be the gang's secret training center. Already the decapitated body of one pugilist has been fished out of the Thames. To keep Jago out of the river's dark waters, Cribb must think on his feet in this mystery's final rounds.

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