Murder in Piccadilly


When Bobbie Cheldon falls in love with a pretty young dancer at the Frozen Fang night club in Soho, he has every hope of an idyllic marriage.

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But Nancy has more worldly ideas about her future: she is attracted not so much to Bobbie as to the fortune he expects to inherit. Bobbie’s miserly uncle Massy stands between him and happiness: he will not relinquish the ten thousand a year on which Nancy’s hopes rest. When Bobbie falls under the sway of the roguish Nosey Ruslin, the stage is set for murder in the heart of Piccadilly – and for Nancy’s dreams to be realised. When Chief Inspector Wake of Scotland Yard enters the scene, he uncovers a tangled web of love affairs, a cynical Soho underworld, and a motive for murder. This classic detective novel from the 1930s is now republished for the first time, and is the 13th book in the British Library Crime Classics series. It includes an introduction by award-winning crime writer Martin Edwards. It is also available as a Kindle ebook here About the author Charles Kingston (1884–1944) wrote over 20 crime novels in the golden age of British crime fiction between the two world wars. Many of his books – including Poison in Kensington and The Highgate Mystery – are set in London. All have been unavailable for many decades, and Kingston’s work has long been neglected by readers of classic crime fiction. Reviews 'If you love all the whodunnit cliches - impoverished aristocrats; pretty young dancers and murder in Soho nighclubs, all set in the decadent Thirties, then this volume... will probably inspire you to collect the whole set.' Ideal Home

Charles Kingston
British Library Publishing
Publication date
January 2015
320 pages

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