An Act of Mercy

An Act of Mercy


A exciting story of homicide and intrigue in Victorian London, that includes Detective Harry Pilgrim. excellent for enthusiasts of RIPPER highway, THE MANGLE road MURDERS, and C. J. SANSOM. formerly released as A KILLING KINDNESS.

London 1850. A urban of contrasts. Of medical marvels, poverty, affliction and death.

When Detective Sergeant Harry Pilgrim (one of London’s first police detectives) discovers the corpse of a girl in a Hackney cab, the case turns out trouble-free – till the one suspect is located murdered in his cell.

Pilgrim is hindered in his research via his personal darkish previous – a lifeless son and a lacking spouse – and likewise by way of the well-meaning interference of Charles Dickens, who's serialising Pilgrim's adventures in his magazine 'Household Words'.

The case becomes a perilous video game of cat and mouse. yet who's the cat and who the mouse?

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