By Gwendoline Butler
The invention of a pile of little one skulls and a grisly triple homicide are only the beginning of leader Commander Coffin's concerns during this gripping crime novel from probably the most universally favorite English secret writers. London's moment urban has been the scene of many a terrifying crime, however the discovery of a pile of little one skulls unearthed close to police headquarters is very scary. one other significant fear for John Coffin, leader Commander, is a triple homicide on his patch, that of a midwife and her daughters. the most obvious suspect is her son, Black Jack Jackson, a neighborhood villain, yet either Coffin and DI Phoebe Astley are reluctant to simply accept his guilt. additional murders upload renewed urgency to either investigations: one in all a physician, found in a medical institution laboratory surrounded by way of grisly trophies, may well good be hooked up to the disinterring of the children's skulls; the opposite, of a infamous moment urban legal, with the brutal midwife killings. Coffin is ready to take all this in his stride, despite the fact that, until eventually the transforming into violence comes toward domestic – at once threatening the protection of his spouse, the actress Stella Pinero.
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