Fair and Tender Ladies: Book summary and reviews of Fair and Tender Ladies by Chris Nickson

Fair and Tender Ladies

A Richard Nottingham Mystery

by Chris Nickson

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Fair and Tender Ladies by Chris Nickson
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2014
    224 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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1734. A young man arrives in Leeds searching for his missing sister - and ends up dead, his throat slit. Then the girl the young man came seeking is dragged from the river, drowned. Constable Richard Nottingham finds himself investigating two killings where nothing is as it seems.

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"Starred Review. The author's willingness to shake up the status quo marks this as one of the best historical series set in the first half of the 18th century." - Publishers Weekly

"Evoking authentic sights, sounds, smells, and customs of eighteenth-century England, Nickson offers up an moving and gripping thriller that will have fans of historical mysteries hooked." - Booklist

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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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