The Covent Garden Murder : The compelling wartime murder mystery


Author: Hollow, Mike Published 19/10/2023 | Hardback
143 x 224 x 38 | 490g

ISBN: 9780749030223 Category:

December, 1940. Christmas is coming, but the season of goodwill is overshadowed by the death and destruction of the Blitz. In London’s Covent Garden, where the glamour of theatreland rubs shoulders with the bustle of the capital’s biggest fruit and vegetable market, the war has closed the theatres and ruined the market trade.

When a daylight air raid hits the Prince Albert Theatre in Drury Lane, rescuers find a man dying in the wreckage. But it wasn’t the bomb that’s ending his life – he’s been stabbed, and with his dying breath he whispers what sounds like a fragmented confession. As Detective Inspector John Jago begins to investigate, there’s an underlying question he must grapple with: was the murdered man himself a killer?

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