Talking Location With… author Lizzy Barber – TUSCANY
Cords of the Grave: A Jack Sargent mystery.
Location(s): London, Sussex
Genre(s): Crime, Historical
Era(s): June 1973
Together with the medical skills of Ann Black, Jack Sargent investigates death and gets further insight into the levels of organised crime from London to Sussex in June 1873.
Two momentous events affect Jack’s work, health and love life in June 1873: the Alexandra Palace fire and the impending visit of the Shah of Persia to London and Brighton.
While Jack Sargent has to come to terms with a secret from his own past the latest in the historical crime series moves from London to the Victorian resort of Brighton and the cliffs of Fairlight and Hastings in Sussex.
A seemingly innocent activity for thousands on June 9th 1873, at the Alexandra Palace holds consequences for police called to assist in a fire. For his part Jack witnesses two thefts of art and a curio: a theft performed to order from the corridors of power by a memorable thief.
While Inspector Hunt finds more than one powerful ally interlinking the protection of the Prince of Wales and the discovery of the man behind the art thefts Jack disobeys orders in Brighton. Teaming up with a hotelier and two Brighton policemen he joins the search for a missing Brighton Woman. But there are more sinister reasons for the woman’s disappearance and more than one victim.
Walk the streets of Jack’s London and discover the coast from Brighton to Pett Level, Sussex, through this novel.
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