Act of Murder

Act of Murder Wigan Richard Throstle and his wife Georgina are in town with their ghoulish magic lantern show Phantasmagoria When Richard is found murdered in his hotel room police sergeant Slevin takes cha

  • Title: Act of Murder
  • Author: Alan Wright A.J. Wright
  • ISBN: 9780857901996
  • Page: 203
  • Format: ebook
  • Wigan, 1894 Richard Throstle and his wife Georgina are in town with their ghoulish magic lantern show, Phantasmagoria When Richard is found murdered in his hotel room, police sergeant Slevin takes charge of the investigation Meanwhile, at the Royal Court Theatre, the Morgan Drew Players theatre troupe harbour many dark secrets An ambitious, rambunctious murder mystery,Wigan, 1894 Richard Throstle and his wife Georgina are in town with their ghoulish magic lantern show, Phantasmagoria When Richard is found murdered in his hotel room, police sergeant Slevin takes charge of the investigation Meanwhile, at the Royal Court Theatre, the Morgan Drew Players theatre troupe harbour many dark secrets An ambitious, rambunctious murder mystery, Act of Murder is a tale of magic, pornography and poisonings with some gruesome murders thrown in for good measure.

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    1. A good Victorian murder mystery. Interesting characters, lots of inter-connecting plot points, and some very inventive methods of murder add up to a good read.When a touring theatre company arrives in the small English town of Wigan at the same time that the less reputable Magic Lantern company presents their "Phantasmagoria" show, it seems like a well earned opportunity for the town recently devastated by a miner's strike to enjoy some innocent entertainments.Unfortunately, it seems that murder [...]

    2. Intriguing and interestingI found this novel interesting and entertaining. The characters are well drawn and convincing. It s also a good example of a good novel which isn't set in London.

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