Sergeant Verity and the Cracksman

Written By Francis Selwyn
Sergeant Verity and the Cracksman
  • Publsiher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 06 September 2012
  • ISBN : 1471904180
  • Pages : 256 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Sergeant Verity and the Cracksman written by Francis Selwyn which was release on 06 September 2012, this book published by Hachette UK. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: William Clarence Verity is a sergeant in Scotland Yard's 'Private Clothes Detail'. His beat is the underworld of Victorian London - as seething maze of alleys and bordellos, peopled with sneak thieves, thugs, murderers and their doxies. From far-off Bengal there comes to Verity a tantalising hint of major crime in the making. Despite his superiors' instructions, Verity determines to run the plotters down. And there begins a battle between Verity's sturdy resolve and the devilish cunning of his unseen adversary: Lieutenant Verney Dacre, retired officer of cavalry, woman-beater and gentleman cracksman. The stakes are Verity's career - indeed his freedom - and half a ton of bullion.

Sergeant Verity and the Cracksman

Sergeant Verity and the Cracksman
  • Author : Francis Selwyn
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-09-06
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1471904180
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Summary : William Clarence Verity is a sergeant in Scotland Yard's 'Private Clothes Detail'. His beat is the underworld of Victorian London - as seething maze of alleys and bordellos, peopled with sneak thieves, thugs, murderers and their doxies. From far-off Bengal there comes to Verity a tantalising hint of major crime ...

Sergeant Verity Presents His Compliments

Sergeant Verity Presents His Compliments
  • Author : Francis Selwyn
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-09-06
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1471904180
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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1471904180
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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1471904180
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Summary : For more than two decades, Sherlock Holmes played a vital, though secret, role in solving the major crimes and scandals of his day - some too damaging to the monarchy, the government or the security of the nation to be fully revealed at the time. Compiled in narrative form by ...

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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1471904180
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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1471904180
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Summary : Wednesday 5 January is a black day in the police calendar of dockland Canton and its Art Deco resort of Ocean Beach. It dawns in freezing mist and icy roads. It ends with a vanload of drugs hijacked, two policemen dead, and gunfire on the motorway. DCI Sam Hoskins and his ...

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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-09-06
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1471904180
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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1471904180
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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1471904180
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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1471904180
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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1471904180
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Summary : The man the world knew as Lewis Carroll, author of the adventures of Alice, was known to his colleagues in the Christ Church Common Room as the Reverend C. L. Dodgson, a middle-aged Oxford don. His hobby was photography, especially of pubescent girls 'in their favourite dress of nothing to ...

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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2014-09-18
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1471904180
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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2014-09-18
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1471904180
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  • Publisher : Head of Zeus
  • Release Date : 2015-10-22
  • Total pages : 720
  • ISBN : 1471904180
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Summary : In 1887, Arthur Conan Doyle put pen to paper and created a legend: Sherlock Holmes. The greatest detective of all time. His tall, slender, hawk-nosed figure with his deerstalker hat is instantly recognizable in every corner of the world. Alongside Doyle's original stories, Sherlock has spawned a literature of his own ...

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  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • Total pages : 817
  • ISBN : 1471904180
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