Forbidden in Victorian England, the grim and violent world of bare-knuckle fighting has gone underground. So when a headless body is found floating in the Thames, his hands 'pickled' for fighting, Sergeant Cribb knows he is facing a challenge. Desperate for information, they select the young constable Henry Jago to infiltrate the gang, subjecting him to a rigorous programme of purging, pickling and training. Cribb is certain that the losing fighters are being killed, or worse, so getting Jago out just in time is crucial...He needs to be fit to take up knuckle-fighting.a#39; Silence, while ... You saw what happened to Meanix, and he was a seasoned knuckle-fighter. Young ... aAnd Ia#39;ve fixed lessons for him to learn some of the tricks, a#39; aHea#39;ll need more than a few tricks . ... Ia#39;ve seen and heard enough this twenty-four hours to make me think we could be uncovering a very ugly set of crimes a as vicious as anything Ia#39;ve come across.
|Title||:||The Detective Wore Silk Drawers|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2013-08-01|