Jack in the Box : Brock and Poole Mystery

Jack in the Box : Brock and Poole Mystery

Book - 2008
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DCI Harry Brock is called to Ham Common early on a Sunday morning. But when he arrives at the murder scene, he learns that this killing is far from being an ordinary sort of murder. To his amazement, he finds that the victim has been stabbed to death, locked in a wooden box and set alight. This very public demonstration of murder leads Brock and his assistant, DS Dave Poole, to believe that there might be a connection to a gang. They are then led on a journey through London's underworld, where they encounter East End villains, porn actresses and other criminal characters who populate such world--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Sutton : Severn House, c2008
ISBN: 9780727866905
0727866907
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY ISON
Characteristics: 204 p. ; 23 cm

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mikeyppl Jun 20, 2012

This was a fun read. An artist turns up dead in a box which was set afire in a London park. Suspects appear left and right as Brock and Poole investigate further. There's a lot of sleight of hand going on and the reason for the victims demise isn't revealed until the end of the book. This is the first book I've read in this series but ir will not be the last.

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