An Awkward Way to Die
A Barker & Llewelyn Short StoryA Barker & Llewelyn Novel
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St. Martin's Press
On Sale: 08/01/2017
ISBN: 978125016761320 Pages
An original never-before-seen Barker and Llewelyn short story: includes 7 FREE CHAPTERS of OLD SCORES, the next installment in the adventures of Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn.
Cyrus Barker, the most prominent and accomplished private enquiry agent in 19th century London, faces what might be the most dastardly crime of his career: his personal tobacconist has been murdered, his body found in his own humidor!
Now Cyrus Barker, with the help of his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, must crisscross London in order to track the killer. As they follow the clues, Barker discovers that the victim, Vasilios Dimitriadis, was not a man worthy of Barker's trust. Can the Guv find whoever killed the skilled tobacco blender? While he is at it, can he find the secret formula Dimitriadis used to make his beloved tobacco blend?
Praise for An Awkward Way to Die
"A classic detective duo!" —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
"This series is a constant delight. Barker and Llewellyn are two of my favorite sleuths, and their Victorian London evokes images of damp fogs and gaslights and muted footsteps on cobblestone streets. What mystery lover could ask for more?" —Sharon Kay Penman
"If you love Sherlock Holmes, historical mysteries, or just a good, rousing adventure, you'll love these books, too." —Laurell K. Hamilton