Blood on The Strand, Paperback
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Rebellion is in the air of London in the spring of 1663. Thomas Chaloner, spy for the King's intelligence service, has just returned from thwarting a planned revolt in Dublin, but soon realises that England's capital is no haven of peace. He is ordered to investigate the shooting of a beggar during a royal procession. He soon learns the man is no vagrant, but someone with links to the powerful Company of Barber-Surgeons. He master, the Earl of Clarendon, is locked in a deadly feud with the Earl of Bristol, and an innocent man is about to be hanged in Newgate. Chaloner is embroiled in a desperate race against time to protect Clarendon, to discover the true identity of the beggar's murderer, and to save a blameless man from the executioner's noose.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages, maps
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Historical mysteries
  • ISBN: 9780751537598



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 This wasn't actually worth the effort. The pace throughout is quite slow, and the ending is very disappointing, relying on unexplained tricks, leaving the whole thing unresolved.

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