Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Murder Pit (An Arrowood Mystery) - Spotlight

Seattle Times called its protagonist "the Victorian workingman's answer to the higher-class Sherlock Holmes, a foul-mouthed, hard-drinking, shabby detective with a seriously bad attitude toward his more famous counterpart." 

"If you ever thought the Sherlock Holmes stories might benefit from being steeped in gin, caked in grime and then left unwashed for weeks... Mick Finley's 1895-set detective debut is for you." - Crime Scene

1896: Sherlock Holmes has once again hit the headlines, solving mysteries for the cream of aristocracy. But among the workhouses and pudding shops of South London, private detective William Arrowood is presented with far grittier, more violent and considerably less well-paid cases. Arrowood has no doubt who is the better detective, and when Mr. and Mrs. Barclay engage him to find their estranged daughter, Birdie, he’s sure it won’t be long before he and his assistant, Barnett, have tracked her down.

But this seemingly simple missing-person case soon turns into a murder investigation. Far from the comfort of Baker Street, Arrowood’s London is a city of unrelenting cruelty, where evil is waiting to be uncovered…

  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA; Original edition (February 5, 2019)