The Plague Maiden

The Plague Maiden

Book - 2004
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When a letter arrives at the police station addressed to a chief inspector Norbert, it causes quite a stir. Though Norbert has long since moved on, the letter claims to have evidence that the man convicted of murdering the Reverend Shipbourne during the course of a robbery in 1991 is innocent. Despite having a full case load—including investigating a series of vicious attacks on a local supermarket chain—detective Wesley Peterson is forced to follow up on the letter writer's claims. Meanwhile archaeologist Neil Watson is excavating a site in Pest Field when he discovers a mass grave that leads him to conclude that the site—earmarked for development—houses an ancient medieval plague pit. More disturbing is the discovery that the grave is home to a more recent resident.
Publisher: London : Piatkus, c2004
ISBN: 9780749934613
0749934611
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY ELLIS
Characteristics: 362 p. ; 18 cm

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Jan 12, 2012

My second book from this author; I'm off to look for more. This had both a history plot and a modern-day police plot, and such well-drawn characters. Not fancy writing, but mature.

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