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Publisher's Summary

London Society takes their problems to Sherlock Holmes. Everyone else goes to Arrowood. 

Nowhere to hide.

London, 1879. As winter grips the city, a group of African travellers seek sanctuary inside the walls of the Quaker Meeting House. They are being hunted by a ruthless showman who is forcing them to perform in his ethnic exhibition in the London Aquarium.

Nowhere to turn.

Private Investigator William Arrowood and his assistant, Barnett, agree to help the travellers avoid capture. But when they arrive at the Meeting House, they find a scene of devastation. Two people have been murdered, and the others have fled into the night.

Nowhere to run.

The hunt for the real killer leads Arrowood into the dark heart of Victorian London. A shadowy world of freak shows, violence and betrayal, where there are no good choices and only the slimmest chance of survival....

©2021 Mick Finlay (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Finlay depicts a seedy, desperate London and vivid characters with considerable skill." (The Times)

"A riveting tale of intrigue, exploitation and danger. I felt as though I was right there in the foggy, soot-stained alleyways of Victorian London, looking anxiously over my shoulder." (S. W. Perry) 

"It really evokes the era, and Arrowood is a very interesting, flawed, sleuth." (Faith Martin)

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  • Charlotte
  • 19-07-2021

Missed the humour

One of the things I loved about the previous Arrowood books was the humour that really made me genuinely laugh out loud at times.

Whilst the plot and narration were brilliant as usual and taught me a lot regarding our History, I found myself missing the humour that seemed to be missing in this book and as a result it felt a bit heavy.

I genuinely hope to listen to future books as I do find them very enjoyable! But perhaps Mr Finlay could inject the humour back in, which is what makes them well balanced and outstanding to listen to :-)

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  • Brian Murgatroyd
  • 13-09-2021

Enjoyable - again

I’ve enjoyed all the Arrowood books; this is excellently crafted & superbly narrated. There’s a grittiness here which brings home how unpleasant it must have been to live in that period in comparison to the comfort so many enjoy today.

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  • L. Collins
  • 19-08-2021

mnot sure on this one.

overall I love this series and the characters but I struggled with the storyline on this one. it just didn't hook me as much as the previous books. narration as excellent as usual.

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  • W. Meekins
  • 04-08-2021

Superb !

Another great book from Mick Finlay in his brilliant Arrowood series .
wonderful performance by Malk Williams !

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  • KAH
  • 15-07-2021

Gritty

I have listened to all the Arrowood books. This latest did not disappoint. Loved it.

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  • V. O'Regan
  • 09-07-2021

Excellent historical crime fiction

Once again I was riveted by the storytelling ,characters and setting of Arrowod’s London. An outstanding novel and series

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