Whodunnit

//Whodunnit
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  • 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:  £100 - 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.

  • 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.
  • Inspector Wexford No. III.  Anita Margolis has vanished. Dark and exquisite, Anita's character is as mysterious as her disappearance. There was no body, no crime - nothing more concrete than an anonymous letter and the intriguing name of Smith. According to headquarters, it wasn't to be considered a murder enquiry at all. With the letter providing them with only one questionable lead to follow, Wexford and his sidekick Inspector Burden are compelled to make enquiries. They soon discover Anita is wealthy, flighty, and thoroughly immoral. The straight-laced Burden has a very clear idea of what happened to her. But Wexford has his own suspicions...
  • British Princess Amy of Cumberland is about to marry the somewhat older European Prince Ferdinand, when she is abducted by a shadowy group making a gesture to call attention tot he rights and wrongs of those who have no voice of their own.  Jemima Shore, newly sacked from Megalith Television, is covering the Royal Wedding for an American TV company and as the terrible events unfold, she must grapple with the drama in her own way.