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The Hanging Psalm - A Regency mystery set in Leeds - cover

The Hanging Psalm - A Regency mystery set in Leeds

Chris Nickson

Publisher: Severn House

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Summary

Introducing thief-taker Simon Westow in the first in a new historical mystery series set in Regency Leeds.Leeds, 1820. Thief-taker Simon Westow knows all about lost property. A boy from the workhouse, he now has a comfortable business finding and returning his clients’ stolen possessions. But when John Milner, a successful Leeds businessman, seeks out Simon’s services to find his kidnapped daughter, Hannah, it’s clear he faces a challenge like no other. Accompanied by his enigmatic and capable young assistant, Jane, Simon takes to the dark, shadowy streets of Leeds for information – streets he knows like the back of his hand. But his  enquiries lead Simon and Jane into great danger. Could the answers lie in Simon’s own past, and an old enemy seeking revenge?

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