The Devil’s Ribbon
|Author||D E Meredith|
|Rights||UK & Comm ex Can|
The second book in the Hatton and Roumande mystery set in Victorian London and featuring one of the first forensic detectives
July, 1858. London swelters and trouble is brewing. Forensic scientist Professor Adolphus Hatton and his assistant Albert Roumande have a morgue full of cholera victims to attend to, but when a leading politician is murdered, Inspector Jeremiah Grey of Scotland Yard calls on Hatton and Roumande to help solve the case.
When it becomes clear they are dealing with a series of violent killings, the pair must find the connection between the victims – while unravelling a bombing campaign by a group of would-be terrorists and exploring the method of fingerprinting, their
newest forensic tool.
As the kaleidoscope of outlandish characters, dockside strikes, bomb blasts and violent retribution reaches a crescendo, Professor Hatton’s skills are tested to the limit.