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Death at Hungerford Stairs

(2015)
(The second book in the Charles Dickens Investigations series)
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Charles Dickens has turned detective in this thrilling series! Perfect for fans of Sherlock Holmes, Victorian crime mysteries, A Christmas Carol and David Copperfield.

Boys are going missing from London’s slums…

London, 1849



When a boy is found drowned in the River Thames at Hungerford Stairs, novelist Charles Dickens and Superintendent Jones of Bow Street are mystified to discover that the child is not the missing youngster for whom they have been searching.

As Dickens and Jones delve deeper into London’s poverty-stricken backstreets, they stumble across two more bodies.

A serial killer is on the loose. And Charles is terrified that someone close to him may be one of the victims.

With a strange image of a mask sketched next to the corpses, could the murderer be leaving a trail for the detectives to follow…?

Or will the Death at Hungerford Stairs remain unsolved…?

Death at Hungerford Stairs is the second urban mystery in J. C. Briggs’ literary historical series, the Charles Dickens Investigations, a traditional British detective series set in Victorian London.

‘The dark side of Victorian London is effectively portrayed in a chilling tale of child murder, deceit and madness. Grab a cup of coffee, put your feet up and enjoy’ – The Historical Novel Society

‘Briggs's real triumph is the creation of secondary characters who could have come straight out of Oliver Twist and whose fates will tug at readers' heartstrings’ – Publisher’s Weekly

‘This is a cleverly crafted story with magnificent period detail to flesh out the circumstances in large and small ways. All the characters whether major or minor ring true in this Dickens London’ – Jennifer Palmer, Promoting Crime Fiction

‘In this gripping murder mystery, South Lakeland author Jean Briggs explores how Charles Dickens might have acted in the role of detective’ – The Westmorland Gazette

‘an extremely engaging read. Jean Briggs is proving herself to be a crime writer to watch out for’ – Crime Fiction Lover

The Charles Dickens Investigations Series:
BOOK ONE: The Murder of Patience Brooke
BOOK TWO: Death at Hungerford Stairs
BOOK THREE: Murder by Ghostlight
BOOK FOUR: The Quickening and the Dead
BOOK FIVE: At Midnight In Venice
BOOK SIX: The Redemption Murders

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Used availability for J C Briggs's Death at Hungerford Stairs

Paperback Editions

December 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death at Hungerford Stairs: A serial killer is on the loose in Victorian London (Charles Dickens Investigations)
Author(s): J C Briggs
ISBN: 1-912786-85-0 / 978-1-912786-85-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sapere Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death at Hungerford Stairs (Charles Dickens & Superintendent Jones Investigate)
Author(s): Briggs
ISBN: 0-7509-6417-0 / 978-0-7509-6417-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: The History Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

December 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Death at Hungerford Stairs: Charles Dickens Investigations Series, Book 2
Author(s): J C Briggs
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


December 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Death at Hungerford Stairs: Charles Dickens Investigations Series, Book 2
Author(s): J C Briggs
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death at Hungerford Stairs: A serial killer is on the loose in Victorian London (Charles Dickens Investigations Book 2)
Author(s): J C Briggs
Publisher: Sapere Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU