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At The Dying of The Year

Richard Nottingham Mysteries

by Chris Nickson

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  • Published in USA  Jun 2013
    224 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Leeds, 1733. Three children are found dead in a disused bell pit, their bodies battered and bruised, each of them stabbed through the heart. Fear, suspicion and violence tear at the city as Richard Nottingham, John Sedgwick and Rob Lister hunt a ruthless child-killer. The Constable is certain he knows who's behind the murders, but his efforts to bring the killer to justice brings a blow that strikes right at his own heart.

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"Richard Nottingham is back in another superior historical mystery steeped in suspense." - Booklist

"Starred Review. Nickson has never been better." - Publishers Weekly

"A wicked good combination of history and social commentary." - Kirkus

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Chris Nickson Author Biography

Chris Nickson has written since he was a boy growing up in Leeds. At 21, Nickson moved to the US, and spent the next 30 years there, returning to England in 2005, and finally full circle to Leeds. He's made a living as a writer since 1994, initially as a music journalist, specializing in world and roots music. He authored The NPR Casual Listener's Guide to World Music.

Nickson's first novel, The Broken Token, came out in 2010, featuring Richard Nottingham, Constable of Leeds in the 1730s. There have been five more books in the series, and a sixth, Free From All Danger, will appear in October 2017. Cold Cruel Winter was named one of the Best Mysteries of the Year by Library Journal. The audio version of The Broken Token was one of the Independent on Sunday's Audiobooks on the Year.

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