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Striking Murder (Hardcover) (A. J. Wright)

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1893. Wigan is in the grip of a devastating national miners’ strike and a harsh winter. Arthur Morris, a wealthy colliery owner whose intransigence on miners’ pay is the main cause of the strike, is found brutally murdered in Scholes, a rough working-class district where he is universally hated and blamed for the grinding hardship the strike is causing. Detective Sergeant Slevin is tasked with finding the murderer and when a mysterious stranger is found bludgeoned to death, Slevin starts to unravel a twisted thread of interwoven clues that will lead to the murderer.


"Striking Murder has a convincing sense of time and place. A.J. Wright’s characters range from the top to the bottom of the social scale and the book vividly depicts the tensions and ramifications of the miners’ strike. The mystery is equally strong: the plot is fast-paced and cleverly strewn with red herrings and subtle clues. Highly recommended."
Historical Novels Review
Number of Pages: 319
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Police
Series Title: Lancashire Detective Mystery
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: A. J. Wright
Language: English
Street Date: March 19, 2016
TCIN: 50646117
UPC: 9780749019341
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-5251
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