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The Soho Murder

The enthralling wartime murder mystery

9780749030490
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Allison & Busby Ltd
Overview

December, 1940. New Year's Eve approaches but there will be no revellers celebrating on the streets of London this year. After a quiet Christmas, the city has just suffered its most devastating air raid since the opening days of the Blitz. Paternoster Row, the centre of British book publishing, is obliterated overnight. Among the survivors is an antiquarian book dealer who escapes death - only to die that very night, shot dead in his Soho flat and the priceless volume he had just acquired is missing - did someone covet it enough to kill for it?

In his search for the murderer, the Blitz Detective DI John Jago uncovers a hidden world of obsessive book collectors and unscrupulous dealers. And as he investigates, he finds himself drawn deeper into the Soho underworld, where criminal gangs are fighting their own private war - and even perhaps printing their own money.

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.