Saturday, January 20, 2007

The Crime of the Crimea

Just found this.  Not sure if it's going to be entirely posted online, or if it's an ebook in the making or what.  But I spotted the Shakespeare references and grabbed it :)  Maybe the author will spot the link and chime in.  I notice that happens sometimes ;).


The Crime of the Crimea — A Swann and Parker Novel

In 1882, on the stage of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon the much loved actor, Henry Donaldson, is brutally murdered.

But is there more than murder afoot?

Enter Detective Inspector Herbert Merriman Swann, an ex-cavalry officer and New York cop, and his trusty number two, Detective Sergeant John Parker, a young policeman with a bent for science, who, like Swann is also a fine marksman.

Just a handful of years earlier, in 1879, Swann and Parker had been responsible for creating the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at Scotland Yard; so what were they doing in the relatively quiet backwater of Stratford-upon-Avon?

Quiet that is until the murder of Donaldson opens up a stinking, squirming, can of worms.


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1 comment:

Steve Newman said...

Yes, the whole novel will be serialised online prior to book publication in September.

Read, and hopefully, enjoy.

Steve Newman