#FridayBookShare ~ Murder & Mayhem by @carolJhedges ~ A #Victorian Crime #Thriller @ShelleyWilson72

#FridayBookShare ~ an excellent idea created by Shelley Wilson

With the weekend approaching it’s the perfect time to seek out new books to read, so Shelley created a Friday Book Share meme to help search for that ideal read.

FridayBookShare

Anyone can join in. Just answer the following F.R.I.D.A.Y. questions based on the book you’re either currently reading (or listening to, in my case) or have just finished reading. Use the hashtag #FridayBookShare and remember to tag Shelley (@ShelleyWilson72) 

First line of the book.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Delightful design (add the cover of the book.)

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Your favourite line/scene.

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I’ve just finished an ARC of Murder & Mayhem by Carol Hedges, the fourth in a Victorian crime series.

First line of the book.

London 1863. It is the month of May, and the city is in full bloom.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

The city is in the grip of railway mania when the gruesome discovery of several infant corpses in an abandoned house forces Inspector Lachlan Greig of A Division, Bow Street Police Office and his men to enter the dark and horrific world of baby farming. It will take all Greig’s skill and ingenuity to track down the evil perpetrators and get justice for the murdered innocents.

Meanwhile two school friends Letitia and Daisy stand side by side on the threshold of womanhood. One longs for marriage to a handsome man The other craves entry to higher education. Will their dreams come true, or will their lives be shattered into little pieces by the tragic and unexpected events that are about to overtake them? Hope meets horror, and Parliament is threatened by anarchists in this rumbustious fourth Victorian crime novel, set once again amongst the dangerous twisting alleyways and gaslit thoroughfares of 1860s London.

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Inspector Lachlan Greig ~ dedicated, good-hearted, handsome.

Delightful design (add the cover of the book.)

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Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Anyone who is a fan of authentic and well written historical fiction.

Your favourite line/scene.

Night is a time when street space simmers with peril and evil. You might call it superstition, or fear, but either way it is wrong to pretend that the night is like the day, but without light.

In the dark, sounds are more tangible than objects. Listen. You hear bells sounding the quarter-hour; the unsteady footsteps of faltering drunks. You hear the scuttling and squeaking of rats, bold and brazen in a street with a dead wall on one side. A man with no home and a chronic sniff bewails his lot. A woman sobs her misery to nobody but herself. A child, weakened by hunger and neglect lies in a gutter and raises its voice to a pitiless sky in one final cry of despair.

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Murder & Mayhem is due to be released in a couple of weeks. The pre-order link is here. Carol’s books can be found at Amazon UK | US

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