Death of a Dancing Lady: A Sergeant Bragg-Constable Morton Mystery

Ray Harrison, Author Scribner Book Company $13.95 (235p) ISBN 978-0-684-18581-1
This is the fourth novel about Harrison's partners against crime on the City of London Police in the late 1880s. Detective-Sergeant Bragg is working alone now, while his friend and colleague, Constable Morton, tours America with a cricket team. Investigating a possible insurance fraud when the cargo ship Dancing Lady is lost, the sergeant is stumped by bureaucrats who answer inquiries in garbled officialese. But a cable to Morton sends him after informtion to Texas and other states where he begins to unravel the puzzle. When the partners are reunited, they fit pieces together to prove that a Lady crew member has barely survived a vicious attack; less fortunate victims of a coverup have been killed. The new story is as stylish, thrilling and historically accurate as the first, Why Kill Arthur Potter? and its sequels. (May 30)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1986
Release date: 01/01/1986
Mass Market Paperbound - 978-0-425-11047-8
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