The Welfare of the Dead


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Lee Jackson's second Inspector Webb novel once again guides readers through the dark alleys and gaslit parlours of nineteenth century London. "Her arms were bare and milk-white, her hands dainty and graceful; her smileas sweet as any I have ever seen. An awful shame . . ." In the disreputable dance-halls and 'houses of accommodation' of 1870s London, a boastful killer selects his prey. His crimes seem like random acts of malevolence, but Inspector Decimus Webb, promoted to the Detective Branch at Scotland Yard, is not ...

The Welfare of the Dead 2005, Arrow, London

ISBN-13: 9780099469230

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Trade paperback

The Welfare of the Dead 2005, William Heinemann

ISBN-13: 9780434012480