Historical Murder Mystery -  Gordon John Thomson -  LEVIATHAN Kindle Edition - Currently Free Download @ Amazon
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Historical Murder Mystery - Gordon John Thomson - LEVIATHAN Kindle Edition - Currently Free Download @ Amazon

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Found 16th Apr
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An historical crime story full of mystery, murder, suspense and romance...
This
historical thriller begins in the autumn of 1857, as the East End of
London is preparing for the launch of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s giant
iron steamship, the Leviathan - at 32000 tons, the greatest ship the
world has ever seen...

In Newgate prison, an innocent surgeon,
Dr Jonathan Silver, is waiting in the condemned cell to be hanged for
the murder of his wife, Marianne. Fate intervenes in the unlikely shape
of a nineteen-year old thief, Elisa Saltash, who, in trying to break her
burglar father free from Newgate on the eve of his execution, ends up
freeing Dr Silver instead.

Silver and Elisa end up in the
riverside world of Wapping, among the seething and dangerous world of
the London docks. Silver has only one clue to the identity of his wife’s
real killer - with her dying breath she had said to him the word
“Leviathan”...

This leads Silver to suspect a former suitor of
his wife’s - a marine engineer called Daniel Strode who works at the
Napier shipyard on the Isle of Dogs where Brunel’s Leviathan is being
readied for launching.

Silver gets a job as a carpenter at the yard, trying to find some real evidence against Daniel Strode.

On
Silver’s trail are a couple of formidable human bloodhounds: Detective
Sergeant Charlie Sparrow of the Shadwell and Wapping police; and an even
more devious young turnkey from Newgate, James Minshall, who is
determined to gain the reward on Silver’s head for himself.

Elisa
soon becomes as much a fugitive as Silver when she steals a priceless
pearl necklace called the Tears of the Prophet and finds her own secret
life as a thief about to be exposed.

Then other young women
begin to be murdered in Wapping, and the fogbound riverside streets and
alleyways become a place of fear...

As the net closes around
Silver, he has to try and discover the real reason behind his wife’s
death, while also being drawn unwillingly into the mystery over the
deaths of these other murdered women.

Silver finds himself in a
race to discover the truth before he is himself recaptured. With the
help of Elisa, and another equally mysterious young woman called Amy
McLennan, the story reaches a climax on the day of the launch of
Brunel’s Leviathan...

Set against the romantic and thrilling
backdrop of London of the 1850s - the bustling centre of the greatest
empire in the world, with its music halls and brothels and bare knuckle
fighting - this thriller is an historical crime story full of mystery,
murder, suspense and romance...

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May as well give it a go. Heat!
Will give it a whirl. Thanks op
Tar Boz...!!!
Thanks Boz.
Sounds good, thanks Boz.
Thanks!
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