The Dockland Murder


When a dock worker is found murdered, DI Jago uncovers a web of secrets about family, war and the British Empire.

ISBN: 9780749026134 Author: Mike, Hollow Publisher: Allison & Busby Limited Publication Date: 18th March 2021 Imprint: Allison & Busby Limited Cover: Hardback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:23) Pages: 352 Language: English Edition: Hardback original Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

November 1940. Darkness descends and another anxious night begins for those tasked with guarding the industrial heartland of London from enemy attack. As a policeman patrols the Royal Albert Dock, something catches his eye – a man is sprawled awkwardly across a nearby barge, a dagger lodged in his back. Detective Inspector John Jago of West Ham CID discovers the victim was a dock worker by day and a Home Guard volunteer by night – and there are things even his wife doesn’t know about his past. As the investigation unfolds, Jago uncovers a widening circle of secrets ranging across family tensions, the last war and a far-flung corner of the British Empire.

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