Striking Murder: A Lancashire Detective Mystery by Alan WrightStriking Murder: A Lancashire Detective Mystery by Alan Wright

Striking Murder: A Lancashire Detective Mystery

byAlan Wright

Hardcover | October 17, 2016

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Wigan is in the grip of a devastating national miners' strike and a harsh winter.

Arthur Morris, a wealthy colliery owner whose intransigence on miners' pay is the main cause of the strike, is found brutally murdered in Scholes, a rough working-class district where he is universally hated and blamed for the grinding hardship the strike is causing.

Detective Sergeant Slevin is tasked with finding the murderer and when a mysterious stranger is found bludgeoned to death, Slevin starts to unravel a twisted thread of interwoven clues that will lead to the murderer.
In 2009 A. J. Wright won the 2010 Dundee International Fiction Prize for his Victorian murder mystery Act of Murder. His writing is inspired by his two major interests: all things Victorian and classic works from the Golden Age of crime fiction. He lives near Wigan.
Title:Striking Murder: A Lancashire Detective MysteryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 7.83 × 5.24 × 0.83 inPublished:October 17, 2016Publisher:Allison & BusbyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0749019441

ISBN - 13:9780749019440