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The Great Darkness

Author: Jim Kelly
Publisher: London : Allison & Busby, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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1939, Cambridge: The opening weeks of the Second World War, and the first blackout--The Great Darkness--covers southern England, enveloping the city. Detective Inspector Eden Brooke, a wounded hero of the Great War, takes his nightly dip in the cool waters of the Cam. Daylight reveals a corpse on the riverside, the body torn apart by some unspeakable force. Brooke investigates, calling on the expertise and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Historical fiction
Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Kelly
ISBN: 9780749021610 0749021616 0749022922 9780749022921
OCLC Number: 1023844373
Description: 349 pages : map ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Jim Kelly.

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1939, Cambridge: The Second World War has begun and the first blackout - The Great Darkness - envelopes the city. When a body is found torn apart, DI Eden Brooke investigates, calling on the  Read more...

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"Kelly has crafted a believable wounded hero ... Another winner from the talented Kelly." Booklist "Sinister, mysterious and refreshingly different." Andrew Taylor, author of The Ashes of London

 
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