London, 1938. With a world war on the horizon, a shocking crime begins to unfold - and one reporter knows too much to be allowed to survive. An absorbing and gripping mystery from the critically acclaimed author of Snow Hill. November, 1938. Europe is teetering on the edge of war…Anti-Semitism is on the rise in Britain, and a serial killer is at work in London.
Mark Sanderson does for the 30s what Jake Arnott did for 60s London – vividly revealing its hidden underworld in this follow up to Snow Hill. On a sweltering day in July 1937, reporter John Steadman is in London’s St Paul’s Cathedral waiting for his girlfriend … But romance is pushed aside when he witnesses a man falling to his death from the Whispering Gallery, killing a priest in the process. Did he jump or was he pushed?
Mark Sanderson does for the '30s what Jake Arnott did for '60s London – vividly revealing its hidden underworld in an unforgettably gripping crime novel. "Friday, 18 December, 1936. I went to my funeral this morning…." So begins the diary of Johnny Steadman, an ambitious reporter on London's Fleet Street.
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