The Tick of Death (A Sergeant Cribb Investigation #5)
London, 1884: A series of bomb blasts in public places is causing mayhem throughout the city. Even Scotland Yard’s CID office becomes a target, throwing suspicion on Constable Thackeray. The primary suspects are Irish terrorists seeking independence, but could the villain be someone else? A beautiful Irish woman? An American athlete? Sergeant Cribb reluctantly enrolls in a bomb-making course and infiltrates the Dynamite Party.
Based on the real events in London between 1884 - 1885, the story had its own resonance ninety years on.
Praise For The Tick of Death (A Sergeant Cribb Investigation #5)…
Mystery Writers of America 2018 Grandmaster
Praise for The Tick of Death
“Another of those wonderful Victorian background stories about Sgt. Cribb and Constable Thackeray . . . Plenty of suspense, excitement and beautiful twists.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“Lovesey goes from strength to strength. A really entertaining extravaganza, judged to a nicety.”
“The period detail is admirable: the narrative both witty and swift.”
—The Sunday Times
“Tense and dramatic. The best book I have read for a long time.”
Praise for Peter Lovesey
“I have long loved Peter Lovesey’s books . . . A creative, courageous and gifted writer.”
“Lovesey is a master of the crime novel.”
“What'll it be today? A knotty puzzle mystery? A fast-paced police procedural? Something more high-toned, with a bit of wit? With the British author Peter Lovesey, there's no need to make those agonizing decisions, because his books have it all.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“Mr. Lovesey's narrative is swift, but he takes time out for local color and abundant humor, the latter springing from the book's quirky characters . . . Lovesey is a wizard at mixing character-driven comedy with realistic-to-grim suspense. And in a writing career spanning four decades, he has created a stylish and varied body of work.”
—The Wall Street Journal
“A treat . . . Lovesey’s restraint, wit, and charming cast ensure him a place in the winner’s circle.”
“Extremely stylish, lighter than air . . . utterly surprising.”
Soho Crime, 9781569475966, 224pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2009