In the late nineteenth century, ‘Go As You Please’ contests, or ‘Wobbles’, were bizarre athletic – or endurance – contests. The object of the race is to see how far a man could walk, run or hobble for six days and six nights. The prize: one hundred pounds – a fortune! – and a belt showing him to be the Champion Pedestrian of the World. It’s an event that attracts a lot of punters and very serious money is wagered. The ‘Wobble’ of this tale is set in Islington in the late 1880s, run by a shady promoter who is looking to make money fast with little interest in the fate or state of the competitors. The intervention of more than one murder makes for a more grisly contest than usual – and as the police investigate, the race continues relentlessly.
Wobble To Death: Peter Lovesey
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SKU: LS2/BCL/06. Author: Peter Lovesey. Category: Whodunnit. Tag: Heron Library of Crime; stiff card covers; corner cover crease; no spine creases; light tanning on back of front cover; tightly bound and clean within.