Blood on The Strand Paperback
Part of the Adventures of Thomas Chaloner series
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: 24/01/2008
- Category: Historical mysteries
- ISBN: 9780751537598
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Review by Helenliz
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.