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A Head for Murder

(The second book in the Tom Musgrave series)
A novel by

London 1594.

Tom Musgrave rescues a beautiful girl from under the feet of a mob playing football on London Bridge.

But her breathless thanks are drowned by horrified screams.

The football has vanished.

In its place, a severed head is rolling down into Southwark, into the jurisdiction of Tom's old friend, the Bishop's Bailiff Talbot Law.

And Talbot must now investigate the crime.

The skull has fallen from the Great Stone Gateway, where the heads of recently executed traitors are displayed. But the decapitated victim was no traitor and her head, like her sex, is markedly different from the others up there.

Tom and Talbot begin their investigation with a search down-river. All too swiftly they discover a woman's headless body....But this body does not match the head.

A killer is at work.

And no one knows where they will strike next.

‘A Head for Murder’ is a thrilling Elizabethan murder mystery, full of intrigue and suspense.

Praise for Peter Tonkin:

“A welcome aura of old-fashioned expertise” - Publishers Weekly

“A good thriller, recommended” - Library Journal

“Tonkin is a superb storyteller who creates big, brash, swashbuckling adventures with taut suspense, fast-paced action and tough, resourceful characters.” Booklist

Peter Tonkin was born in Northern Ireland, and was raised in the UK, Holland, Germany, and the Persian Gulf. He has written thirty novels including ‘The Point of Death’ and ‘The Coffin Ship’.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Paperback Editions

March 2016 : USA Paperback

Title: A Head for Murder (An Elizabethan Murder Mystery)
Author(s): Peter Tonkin
ISBN: 1-5307-2628-X / 978-1-5307-2628-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

March 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: A Head for Murder (Tom Musgrave Series Book 2)
Author(s): Peter Tonkin
Publisher: Sharpe Books
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