Murder in Piccadilly Paperback
Part of the British Library Crime Classics series
'Scores of men and women died daily in London, but on this day of days one of them had died in the very midst of a crowd and the cause of his death was a dagger piercing his heart.
Death had become something very real.' When Bobbie Cheldon falls in love with a pretty young dancer at the Frozen Fang night club in Soho, he has every hope of an idyllic marriage.
But Nancy has more worldly ideas about her future: she is attracted not so much to Bobbie as to the fortune he expects to inherit.
Bobbie's miserly uncle Massy stands between him and happiness: he will not relinquish the ten thousand a year on which Nancy's hopes rest.
When Bobbie falls under the sway of the roguish Nosey Ruslin, the stage is set for murder in the heart of Piccadilly - and for Nancy's dreams to be realised. When Chief Inspector Wake of Scotland Yard enters the scene, he uncovers a tangled web of love affairs, a cynical Soho underworld, and a motive for murder.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
- Publication Date: 15/01/2015
- Category: Classic crime
- ISBN: 9780712357951
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Review by infjsarah
I was disappointed in this. It was slightly treacle like to read and there is no real mystery. You know all along who the killer is - it's the getting to the point and whether the policeman will get there that the story follows. None of the characters are at all likeable.And I didn't get the end at all - is there someone else - did I miss something?But if the <spoiler> surprise wife is involved it still doesn't make sense, as the Fagin like character still makes nothing out of it as far as we are aware </spoiler> Wouldn't recommend this as a read.