Gods of gold /Material type: BookSeries: Nickson, Chris. Inspector Tom Harper mysteries: Publisher: Sutton, Surrey, England : Severn House, 2014.Description: 212 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781847515377 : PAP; 1847515371 : PAP.Subject(s): Missing children -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Strikes and lockouts -- England -- Leeds -- Fiction | Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Fiction | Mystery fiction
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Introducing Detective Inspector Tom Harper in a brand-new historical mystery series. <br> <br> June 1890. Leeds is close to breaking point. The gas workers are on strike. Supplies are dangerously low. Factories and businesses are closing; the lamps are going unlit at night.<br> <br> Detective Inspector Tom Harper has more urgent matters on his mind. The beat constable claims eight-year-old Martha Parkinson has disappeared. Her father insists she's visiting an aunt in Halifax - but Harper doesn't believe him. When Col Parkinson is found dead the following morning, the case takes on an increasing desperation.<br> <br> But then Harper's search for Martha is interrupted by the murder of a replacement gas worker, stabbed to death outside the Town Hall while surrounded by a hostile mob. Pushed to find a quick solution, Harper discovers that there's more to this killing than meets the eye - and that there may be a connection to Martha's disappearance.