Murder in Piccadilly, Paperback
2 out of 5 (1 rating)


'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:
  • Category: Classic crime
  • ISBN: 9780712357951



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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.

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