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The Hidden Man

(2015)
(The Scrivener)
(The third book in the Cragg & Fidelis Mystery series)
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The year is 1742, and the people of Preston are looking forward to their ancient once-every-twenty-years festival of merriment and excess, the Preston Guild. But the prospect darkens as the town plunges into a financial crisis caused by the death of pawnbroker and would-be banker Philip Pimbo, apparently shot behind the locked door of his office. Is it suicide? Coroner Titus Cragg suspects so, but Dr Luke Fidelis disagrees. To untangle the truth Cragg must dig out the secrets of Pimbo's personal life, learn the grim facts of the African slave trade, search for a missing Civil War treasure and deal with the machinations of his old enemy Ephraim Grimshaw, now the town's mayor. Outwardly mild-mannered as ever, but passionate for justice, Cragg relies once again on the help and advice of his analytical friend Fidelis, his astute wife Elizabeth and the contents of a well-stocked library.

As in his previous Cragg and Fidelis stories, Robin Blake brings a vivid cast of characters to the page in this third historical mystery about the dramas that pulse below the surface of life in a provincial Georgian town.

Praise for Robin Blake:

This is rollicking stuff. Financial Times

An impressive whodunit. Publishers Weekly

Fascinating . . . Blake's knowledge of an eighteenth century backwater just shaking off medieval superstitions is deep and engaging. Booklist (starred review)

Genre: Historical Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

March 2015 : UK Hardback
Title: The Scrivener (Cragg & Fidelis)
Author(s): Robin Blake
ISBN: 1-4721-1595-3 / 978-1-4721-1595-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

March 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: The Hidden Man (Cragg & Fidelis Mysteries)
Author(s): Robin Blake
ISBN: 1-250-05494-X / 978-1-250-05494-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The Scrivener (Cragg & Fidelis)
Author(s): Robin Blake
ISBN: 1-4721-1601-1 / 978-1-4721-1601-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

March 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Scrivener (Cragg & Fidelis Historical Crime Series Book 3)
Author(s): Robin Blake
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Hidden Man (Cragg & Fidelis Mysteries)
Author(s): Robin Blake
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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