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Mysteries solved by Sergeant Cribb, a Victorian policeman.

 

Wobble to Death

Sergeant Cribb #1

by Peter Lovesey

“A fine case of murder, projected against a compelling historical background.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Don’t miss this.”—Los Angeles Times

In 1879, race walking competitions, known as “wobbles,”...


The Detective Wore Silk Drawers: A Sergeant Cribb Investigation

Sergeant Cribb #2

by Peter Lovesey

“This entertaining period mystery, set in Victorian England, is lively, lurid, amusing.”—Publishers Weekly

“These are humorous novels and the humour is character-based . . . mixed with the absurdities...


Abracadaver

Sergeant Cribb #3

by Peter Lovesey

A sadistic practical joker is haunting the popular music halls of London, interfering with the actors and interrupting their acts by orchestrating humiliating disasters that take place in view of the audience....


Mad Hatter's Holiday

Sergeant Cribb #4

by Peter Lovesey

“[A] gem, catching to perfection the social atmospherics of Victorian Brighton and at the same time telling an ingenious story of murder and discovery.”—Publishers Weekly

“His best yet.”—H. R. F....


Tick of Death: A Sergeant Cribb Investigation

Sergeant Cribb #5

by Peter Lovesey

Praise for the Sergeant Cribb series:

“Sgt. Cribb and Constable Thackeray . . . went on to star in seven additional Victorian mystery novels and became the subjects of one of the first, and most entertaining,...


A Case of Spirits: A Sergeant Cribb Investigation

Sergeant Cribb #6

by Peter Lovesey

The spiritualist movement has captivated a segment of society: manifestations, the occult, and “sensitives” are in vogue. But the séance sites seem to be targeted for burglaries. Then, while Cribb is on...


Swing, Swing Together: A Sergeant Cribb Investigation

Sergeant Cribb #7

by Peter Lovesey

“The late Victorian atmosphere and dialogue are beautifully and accurately rendered. The characters are done with a masterly hand. But perhaps the best thing about it is the way you feel all the time that...


Waxwork: A Sergeant Cribb Investigation

Sergeant Cribb #8

by Peter Lovesey

Beautiful Miriam Cromer seems confident that she will be acquitted of the murder of her husband’s assistant despite her confession. She blames her husband although he has an alibi. It’s up to Cribb and Thackeray...


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