THE IRON WATER by Chris Nickson ($28.99 hardback) - a Victorian police procedural
Praise for Chris Nickson:
“A riveting historical setting. Readers of Iain Pears and Will Thomas will enjoy this historical series” Library Journal on Skin Like Silver
It’s July 1893 in Leeds, England and DI Tom Harper is witnessing the demonstration of a devastating new naval weapon, the torpedo, at Roundhay Park. The explosion brings up a body in the lake, with a rope lashed tightly around its waist. At the same time, dredging operations in the River Aire are disrupted when a woman’s severed leg floats to the water’s surface, still clad in its stocking and boot. Could the two macabre discoveries be connected? Harper’s investigations will lead him right ot the heart of the criminal underworld that underpins the city – and into the path of a merciless killer.
CHRIS NICKSON is a music journalist as well as the author of three previous Tom Harper mysteries, and six novels in the Richard Nottingham series. Having lived in the USA for 30 years, he has recently returned to his native Leeds, in the UK.