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Name: Mad Hatter's Holiday

Author: Peter Lovesey
Year: 1973
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Popularity: 1.2
Genres/categories: Mystery, Historical fiction

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ISBN:
9780060810221
006081022X

Brighton in 1882 is the setting of this novel of crime and tangled emotions. Albert Moscrop, a visitor whose holiday is dedicated to peering through a telescope at the seaside scene, marches down Queen's Road to the beach and draws us through a sequence of disarmingly trivial observations into a compelling drama, played in the fashionable haunts of the nineteenth-century resort: beach, piers, promenade, swimming bath, aquarium, and Devil's Dyke.

A keen student of human nature, Moscrop concentrates his interest on one particular family of holidaymakers-the Protheros, and especially the beautiful Zena Prothero, whose husband appears to take her excessively for granted. Gradually Moscrop moves into the circle of the Prothero family, only to become involved in a sensational murder. All Brighton is horrified by the gruesome crime. The local police seek the help of Scotland Yard, which is provided in the persons of Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray. These indomitable detectives soon find themselves challenged by the strangest case of their careers, one that is as mystifying as it is macabre.


This book is part of the "Sergeant Cribb" series.
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Wobble to Death
First published 1970
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Abracadaver
First published 1972
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, Pop Rating:1.2/10
Waxwork
First published 1978
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The Detective Wore Silk Drawers
First published 1970
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Swing, Swing Together
First published 1976
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, Pop Rating:1.2/10
The Tick of Death
First published 1974
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, Pop Rating:1/10
A Case of Spirits
First published 1975
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, Pop Rating:1/10

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