Deeds of Darkness

Deeds of Darkness

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June 1916. When a young woman is murdered in a darkened cinema, DI Harvey Marmion and his partner Sergeant Joe Keedy find themselves faced with a killer with no qualms about slaying his victims in public, or in displaying them where they will be easily found. And in the darkness provided by the blackouts, a murderer can strike with seeming impunity. When another body is discovered, bearing a striking resemblance to the first, panic begins to grip the city. For Marmion, the pressures of the investigation are further complicated when his daughter Alice, a member of the nascent Women's Police Service, is drawn into the case. As his superiors clamour for an arrest, can Marmion force the killer into the light?
Publisher: London : Allison and Busby Limited, 2014.
ISBN: 9780749015190
0749015195
Characteristics: 351 pages ;,24 cm.

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Jan 03, 2017

This series helps us understand World War I from several points of view--the soldiers on the battlefield as Paul Marmion is in the Battle of the Somme; the families at home, particularly those families whose members volunteered together, decimating a generation; those in government and commerce who had to cope with fewer people to do the work. When the first victim, a young woman, is killed in a movie theatre, while watching Charlie Chaplin, the community is divided as to the advisability of attendance at the new movie theatres. However, the plot thickens as the second victim is killed in a park. The killer leads D. I. Marmion and Sgt. Keedy astray by sowing clues pointing to innocent acquaintances. Will they track the killer down before he kills again? This was a real cliffhanger set in an interesting period in history.

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