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The Covent Garden Murder

The compelling wartime murder mystery

352 pages
Allison & Busby Ltd

December, 1940. The season of goodwill is overshadowed by the death and destruction of the Blitz. In London's Covent Garden, where the glamour of theatreland rubs shoulders with the capital's busiest fruit and vegetable market, the war has closed the theatres and ruined the market trade.

When a daylight air raid hits the Prince Albert Theatre on Drury Lane, rescuers find a man dying in the wreckage. But it wasn't the bomb that caused his fatal injuries - he's been stabbed, and with his dying breath he whispers what sounds like a fragmented confession ...

As Detective Inspector John Jago begins to investigate, there's an underlying question he must grapple with: was the murdered man a killer himself?

Author Bio
Mike Hollow was born in West Ham and grew up in Romford, Essex. He studied Russian and French at the University of Cambridge and then worked for the BBC. In 2002 he went freelance as a copywriter, journalist and editor. Mike also works as a poet and translator.