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A moody and atmospheric mystery set around London’s historic docks in the 1930's. Josephine Bell is a brand-new series author for the British Library Crime Classics, who was an immensely prolific writer and instrumental in founding the Crime Writers Association, serving as its Chair between 1959-1960.
When the San Angelo drifts into port in the Thames Estuary, telephones begin to ring across the capital and an intricate series of events is set in motion. Beset by dreadful storms in the Bay of Biscay, the ship, along with the ‘mixed cargo’ it carries, is late.
Unaware of the machinations of avaricious importers, wayward captains and unscrupulous traders, Harry Reed and June Harvey are thrust together by a riverside accident, before being swept into the current of a dark plot developing on the dockside.
Published in 1938, Josephine Bell’s unique and atmospheric writing shines in a mystery weaving together blackmail, bootleg lingerie and, of course, murder.
Author: Josephine Bell
Brand: British Library Publishing
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm