Viewing Entry - The detective wore silk drawers (S15124) by Lovesey, Peter.
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The detective wore silk drawers : Sergeant Cribb, book 2
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Detective and mystery fiction, Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction, Historical fiction. Cribb, Sergeant (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Police -- England -- London -- Fiction. Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction.
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.