The fourth Sergeant Cribb Investigation set in the seedy underbelly of Victorian London
Brighton, 1882: Albert Moscrop spends his holiday peering at beachgoers through a telescope, piecing together disarmingly trivial observations into a compelling drama for his own amusement. A keen student of human nature, Moscrop concentrates his interest on one particular family the Protheros, especially the beautiful Zena Prothero, whose husband appears to take her for granted. Moscrop gradually moves into the circle of the Prothero family, only to become involved in a sensational murder. All of Brighton is horrified by the gruesome crime, and the local police seek the help of Scotland Yard's Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray, who soon find themselves challenged by the strangest case of their careers, one as mystifying as it is macabre.
About the Author
Peter Lovesey began writing mysteries in 1970 and has won the British Crime Writers Association Silver and Gold Dagger awards as well as the Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement. In the United States, he has received Edgar and Dilys nominations, an Anthony Award and a Macavity Award, and the Ellery Queen Reader s Award. He lives near Chichester in West Sussex, England.