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The Architect of Murder

By Rafe McGregor

As the twentieth century begins and a new monarch is crowned, the life of a young veterinary surgeon, Ellen Marshall, ends. Her brother Alec, decorated soldier and ex-policeman, returns from Africa, in part to sort out his late sister’s affairs, and begins to suspect that Ellen’s death is not entirely as it seems. In time, Alec becomes embroiled in an investigation that takes in the great and the good, as well as the lowest reaches of the criminal underworld, and all corners of the Empire. As the bullets fly and knives are wielded, can the war hero really overcome all odds and find out how – and why – his sister died? He can, but the answer is more shocking than anybody could have predicted.

The Architect of Murder is a compelling, fast-paced and engaging historical crime novel, with a heart-stopping twist. It will appeal to fans of crime novels, those interested in late nineteenth/early twentieth century history and anyone who simply enjoys a great story, with well-drawn characters and a clever plot. It was listed in Euro Crime’s Top Five Reads of 2009, and sits on Suspense Magazine’s Recommended Reading List 2009.

Rafe McGregor is the author of nine books, including Bloody Reckoning, and two hundred articles, essays, and reviews.

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