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by Lovesey, Peter.

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TitleThe detective wore silk drawers : Sergeant Cribb, book 2
Author / Responsible partyLovesey, Peter.
GenreDetective and mystery fiction, Historical fiction.
TopicsDetective and mystery fiction, Historical fiction. Cribb, Sergeant (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Police -- England -- London -- Fiction. Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


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.

Additional Information

System control numberS15124
Original Print PublisherLondon : Sphere, 2018.
Series statementBook 2 of the Sergeant Cribb series
Series statement (Book 1 of Series Title)Book 2 of the Sergeant Cribb series
NarratorDavid Thorpe.
Narrator NameDavid Thorpe.
Participant or performer noteDavid Thorpe.
Narrators GenderMale narrator