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Spring of Hope

(2021)
(The fourth book in the Gaslight Mystery series)
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When an exhibition featuring London's top engineers results in sudden, violent death, Victorian writer-sleuths Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens investigate.

March, 1859. After the 'Great Stink' of the previous summer when Parliament was overwhelmed by the stench of sewage from the River Thames, and with cholera running rife throughout the city, Charles Dickens has a new enthusiasm. Having formed a firm friendship with Joseph Bazalgette, he is assisting the ambitious young engineer in his efforts to find a solution to London's pollution problem.

Dickens' friend and fellow writer Wilkie Collins meanwhile is distracted by thoughts of his pretty new housekeeper and her charming daughter. But what does he really know of his new employee's past - and just who - or what - is making her so frightened?

During an exhibition to showcase London's top engineers' plans to solve the sewage issue, proceedings are disrupted by a high-pitched, agonised scream - and the discovery of a blood-soaked body; the result - it would appear - of a terrible accident. Dickens however is convinced of foul play, and once again he and Wilkie Collins set about uncovering the shocking truth.


Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

December 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: Spring of Hope: 4 (A Gaslight Mystery)
Author(s): Cora Harrison
ISBN: 0-7278-5051-2 / 978-0-7278-5051-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House
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March 2022 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Spring of Hope: The Gaslight Mysteries, Book 4
Author(s): Cora Harrison
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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March 2022 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Spring of Hope: The Gaslight Mysteries, Book 4
Author(s): Cora Harrison
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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February 2022 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Spring of Hope (A Gaslight Mystery Book 4)
Author(s): Cora Harrison
Publisher: Severn House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU