The Canning Town Murder : The intriguing wartime murder mystery



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Author: Hollow, Mike

Historical mysteries

Published on 23 July 2020 by ALLISON & BUSBY in the United Kingdom as part of 'the Blitz Detective' series.

Paperback | 352 pages
129 x 197 x 29 | 284g

First Published as Fifth Column.

September, 1940. As the Blitz takes its nightly toll on London and Hitler prepares his invasion fleet just across the Channel in occupied France, Britain is full of talk about enemy agents. Suspicion is at an all time high and no one is sure who can be trusted.

In Canning Town, rescue workers are unsettled when they return to a damaged street and discover a body that shouldn't be there. When closer examination of the corpse reveals death by strangling, Detective Inspector John Jago is called upon to investigate. But few seem to really care about the woman's death - not even her family. As Jago digs deeper he starts to uncover a trail of deception, betrayal, and romantic entanglements.