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The sixth Inspector Ben Ross mystery.

On a cold November night in a Deptford yard, dock worker Harry Parker stumbles upon the body of a dead woman. Inspector Ben Ross is summoned from Scotland Yard to this insalubrious part of town, but no witness to the murder of this well-dressed middle-aged woman can be found. Even Jeb Fisher, the local rag-and-bone man, swears he's seen nothing.

Meanwhile Ben's wife, Lizzie, is trying to suppress a scandal: family friend Edgar Wellings has a gambling addiction and no means of repaying his debts. Reluctantly Lizzie agrees to visit his debt collector's house in Deptford, but when she arrives she finds her husband is investigating the murder of the woman in question.

Edgar was the last man to see Mrs Clifford alive, and he has good reason to want her dead, but Ben and Lizzie both know that a case like this is rarely as simple as it appears....

©2016 Ann Granger (P)2016 Headline Digital

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  • JOHN
  • COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA, United States
  • 08-06-16

GOOD DETECTIVE STORY/ BAD WOMANS STORY

WHAT THE----EVERY-OTHER CHAPTER A GOOD DETECTIVE MYSTERY. BUT WHAT THE HECK IS WITH INSPECTOR ROSS,S WIFE TELLING A COMPLETELY DIFF. STORY ABOUT THE HOME LIFE AND FRIENDS AND PROBLEMS WITH FRIENDS.

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  • Barbara Steffensen
  • 12-03-16

Boring

Very tame indeed. Just new what was coming. Where was the imagination of the author. Such an ordinary boring story. Sorry but there it is.

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  • Valerie
  • 05-17-17

Loveable characters

This story teller makes me feel like family, sharing a good yarn in a comfortable lounge chair. She takes me into her books protected from anxiety in her stories but easily lead into the entertaining plots.