The Welfare of the Dead : (Inspector Webb 2), Paperback

The Welfare of the Dead : (Inspector Webb 2) Paperback

Part of the Inspector Webb series

3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


'Her arms were bare and milky-white, her hands dainty and graceful; her smile as sweet as any I have ever seen.

An awful shame...' In the disreputable dance-halls and 'houses of accommodation' of 1870s London a boastful killer selects his prey.Are these random acts of malevolence or is there a connection between the terrible murders, a mysterious theft at the Abney Park Cemetery and a long-forgotten crime?Inspector Decimus Webb, newly promoted to the Detective Branch at Scotland Yard, must investigate, and quickly, to prevent another tragedy...Taking readers through the dark alleys and gaslit parlours of nineteenth-century London, Lee Jackson's second Inspector Webb novel is a suspense-filled gothic mystery with the Victorian celebration of death at its morbid heart.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780099469230



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I guessed a lot of the clues from fairly early on but it was still an interesting and complicated story of death and death practices in Victorian London and what happened when someone's past comes to haunt them. Somehow it didn't really satisfy as much as earlier volumes but it was still interesting.