Lancashire Detective

4 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

Striking Murder Publisher's Summary

1893. Wigan is in the grip of a harsh winter and a devastating national miners' strike. Arthur Morris, a wealthy colliery owner whose determination to cut the miners' pay is one of the main causes of the strike, is found brutally murdered in an alleyway.

A sinister letter prompted the victim to leave his dinner guests and hurry out into the freezing night to Scholes, a rough working-class district where he is universally hated. Detective Sergeant Brennan is tasked with finding the murderer and when a mysterious stranger is found bludgeoned to death, Brennan starts to unravel a twisted thread of interwoven clues.

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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

    • Striking Murder

    • By: A. J. Wright
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    1893. Wigan is in the grip of a harsh winter and a devastating national miners' strike. Arthur Morris, a wealthy colliery owner whose determination to cut the miners' pay is one of the main causes of the strike, is found brutally murdered in an alleyway. A sinister letter prompted the victim to leave his dinner guests and hurry out into the freezing night to Scholes, a rough working-class district where he is universally hated.

    Regular price: $29.43

  • Book 3

    • Elementary Murder

    • By: A J Wright
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    1894, Wigan. Miss Dorothea Gadsworth is interviewed for a teaching vacancy at George Street Elementary but is ultimately dismissed as a candidate. The following Monday morning, her body is discovered in a locked classroom with a note by her side. DS Michael Brennan is called in to investigate what appears to be a straightforward suicide, but his instincts tell him there is more to this case than meets the eye. 

    Regular price: $36.31

  • Book 4

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