By Peter Turnbull
A Harry Vicary secret – the second one novel in a brand-new crime sequence set in London from the writer of the Hennessey and Yellich mysteries
When the snow thaws on London's Hampstead Heath after a harsh iciness, a ghoulish discovery is made that marks the beginning of a truly risky case for Detective Inspector Harry Vicary and his workforce. A physique of a guy is located on most sensible of a shallow grave containing the battered is still of a tender girl. He looks to have frozen to dying – yet what's his connection to the is still less than? Vicary's research leads him deep into London’s legal underworld.
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