Pre-order now – Publishing 10th October 2022
The third volume of the Inspector Chard series takes Chard back to his native Shrewsbury, revealing the circumstances under which he left for South Wales so abruptly. Now under arrest for a horrific double murder, and Imprisoned in the notorious Shrewsbury gaol, he must fight to clear his name or face execution.
With the help of his faithful Constable Idris Morgan, and May Roper, Chard faces countless twists including a missing woman, human trafficking, trade-offs, foul play, civic corruption, and a gang of peaky blinders. Together they must save Chard and search for the answer to the riddle of Sabrina's Teardrop, the fabulous sapphire which sits at the centre of events.
As tensions rise, can Chard and his associates solve the mystery before it's too late?
Leslie Scase takes us back to a time and place where, despite the pretensions of Victorian society, life is cheap and passions strong. He brings Victorian Shrewsbury vividly to life in this page-turning adventure that keeps you guessing until the final page.