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Ashes to Ashes (Francis Hancock Mystery 3)

A page-turning World War Two crime thriller
  • Author
    • Barbara Nadel
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As the German Luftwaffe bomb the capital, undertaker Francis Hancock suddenly finds himself caught up in the middle of a terrifying abduction plot.

It's 29 December, 1940, the night that Hitler has chosen to destroy London under a barrage of flaming incendiary bombs. Their main target - St Paul's cathedral - is where Hancock is sheltering from the onslaught. But the First World War veteran doesn't just have bombs to contend with; a young girl, who was also sheltering in the cathedral, has vanished. Then some of those charged with protecting the building are brutally murdered. Hancock must face his own demons and fears in his struggle to catch those responsible and bring them to justice...
  • Published: Jan 08 2009
  • Pages: 384
  • 178 x 111mm
  • ISBN: 9780755336227
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Press Reviews

  • Sunday Telegraph
    Praise for Barbara Nadel: 'The denouement is exciting...the atmosphere of a city under nightly bombardment is very well portrayed and I'm looking forward to the next book
  • Literary Review
    Gripping and unusual detective story, vivid and poignant
  • Guardian
    Impeccable mystery plotting, exotic and atmospheric
  • The Sunday Times
    Intelligent and captivating