Baker & Taylor In 1733, Richard Nottingham hunts a child-killer preying on the street children of Leeds, but he has to go up against the wealthy and powerful of the city to do it, including the new mayor.
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In the latest Richard Nottingham historical mystery, the Constable must track down a predatory child-killer roaming the city. Leeds, 1733. Three children are found dead in a disused bell pit, their bodies battered and bruised, each of them stabbed through the heart. Fear, suspicion and violence tear at the city as Richard Nottingham, John Sedgwick and Rob Lister hunt a ruthless child-killer. The Constable is certain he knows who’s behind the murders, but his efforts to bring the killer to justice brings a blow that strikes right at his own heart.
As an atmosphere of fear and suspicion pervades the city, Richard Nottingham and his team find themselves hunting a ruthless child-killer, a monster who preys on abandoned street children, those with no one to care about them, no one to report them missing. The Constable has his suspicions as to who the culprit might be – but how can he prove it when the wealthy and powerful protect their own? He could also do without the interference of the new mayor, who’s taking a close personal interest in the case. Nottingham’s efforts to bring the killer to justice will have tragic consequences for himself and his family.