Victorian London is brought vividly to life in Ann Granger's fifth historical crime novel to feature Scotland Yard's Inspector Ben Ross and his wife Lizzie.
A hanged man would say anything to save his life. But what if his testimony is true?
When Inspector Ben Ross is called to Newgate Prison by a man condemned to die by the hangman's noose he isn't expecting to give any credence to the man's testimony. But the account of a murder he witnessed over seventeen years ago is so utterly believeable that Ben can't help wondering if what he's heard is true.
It's too late to save the man's life, but it's not too late to investigate a murder that has gone undetected for all these years.
Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent - The Times
The reader can expect a treat. Lively, different and fun - Yorkshire Post
The plot is neat and ingenious ... a pleasure to read - Ham and High
She is on to another winner - Birmingham Post
Ann Granger has lived in cities all over the world, since for many years she worked for the Foreign Office and received postings to British embassies as far apart as Munich and Lusaka. She is married, with two sons, and she and her husband, who also worked for the Foreign Office, are now permanently based in Oxfordshire.