The Pershore Poisoners
Author: Kerry Tombs
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Joffe Books Historical Mysteries
Release Date: February 20, 2020
AN EVOCATIVE VICTORIAN DETECTIVE MYSTERY FULL OF CLEVER TWISTS
Talbots' Lodging House is renowned for its revolting fare. But no one ever died from dining there — until now.
Everyone who tasted the chef’s soup is left with a nasty case of food poisoning.
BUT THE MAN WHO REFUSED IT IS FOUND DEAD.
Detective Inspector Samuel Ravenscroft and Constable Tom Crabb are called in to investigate.
Rumours abound that the dead man has been poisoned — a theory that fits with the circumstantial evidence.
Another guest dies in equally mysterious circumstances. Could arsenic be the common lethal ingredient?
Ravenscroft and Crabb begin to unearth long-buried secrets. But something’s troubling Ravenscroft.
CAN THEY SOLVE THE CASE BEFORE THE PAST DESTROYS THE PRESENT?
Perfect for fans of M.R.C. Kasasian, E.S. Thomson, Oscar DeNuriel or Karen Charlton
MEET THE DETECTIVE
Inspector Samuel Ravenscroft, unmarried and over forty, is a detective in the Whitechapel branch of the Metropolitan Police. Painfully asthmatic, he is often overlooked by his superiors in favour of his pushier colleagues. But Ravenscroft is keen to prove himself and strives to overcome his physical limitations. His tools are forthright questioning, close examination of the evidence and personal intuition. He often finds that the solution to crimes is buried deep in the past.
With his trusty Bradshaw, Ravenscroft and his colleague Constable Tom Crabb, travel around the Three Counties, overlooked by the Malvern Hills, bringing criminals to justice.
KERRY TOMBS was born near Birmingham, but grew up in various locations in north Worcestershire. After a career teaching in both England and Australia, he moved to Malvern in 1982, where he became a local genealogist, lecturer and bookseller.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT KERRY TOMBS
“A tale that will have you guessing on the culprit till the last page!” K.H.
“I found this story very absorbing and hard to put down.” Berys
“Kerry Tombs knows how to keep your interest until the very end .” Delin
INSPECTOR RAVENSCROFT DETECTIVE MYSTERIES SERIES
Book 1: The Malvern Murders
Book 2: The Worcester Whisperers
Book 3: The Ledbury Lamplighters
Book 4: The Tewkesbury Tomb
Book 5: The Droitwich Deceivers
Book 6: The Pershore Poisoners
Book 7: The Upton Undertakers*
Book 8: The Herefordshire Hangman*
Book 9: The Bromsgrove Bookseller*