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The Great Darkness

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Author: Jim Kelly

Genre: Crime, Mystery & Thriller
Format: E-book
ISBN: 9780749022570
Rights: World
Pub. Date: 15th February 2018

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1939, Cambridge: The opening weeks of the Second World War, and the first blackout – The Great Darkness – covers southern England, enveloping the city. Detective Inspector Eden Brooke, a wounded hero of the Great War, takes his nightly dip in the cool waters of the Cam. Daylight reveals a corpse on the riverside, the body torn apart by some unspeakable force. Brooke investigates, calling on the expertise and inspiration of a faithful group of fellow ‘nighthawks’ across the city, all condemned, like the detective, to a life lived away from the light. Within hours the Great Darkness has claimed a second victim. War, it seems, has many victims, but what links these crimes of the night?

“Kelly has crafted a believable wounded hero ... Another winner from the talented Kelly.” Booklist

“Sinister, mysterious and refreshingly different.” Andrew Taylor, author of The Ashes of London

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“Sinister, mysterious and refreshingly different.”Andrew Taylor, author of Ashes of London

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"Kelly has crafted a believable wounded hero, and his re-creation of the first weeks of war in 1939 is wonderful. Another winner from the talented Kelly.", Booklist

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