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Hardback:The great darkness:First edition Hardback The great darkness
The great darkness
Author: Kelly, Jim
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Edition: First edition
Classification: FICTION
Category: Fiction
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780749021610
Extent: 349 pages : maps (black and white) ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1939, Cambridge: The opening weeks of the Second World War, and the first blackout - The Great Darkness - covers southern England, enveloping the city. Detective Inspector Eden Brooke, a wounded hero of the Great War, takes his nightly dip in the cool waters of the Cam. Daylight reveals a corpse on the riverside, the body torn apart by some unspeakable force. Brooke investigates, calling on the expertise and inspiration of a faithful group of fellow 'nighthawks' across the city, all condemned, like the detective, to a life lived away from the light. Within hours The Great Darkness has claimed a second victim. War, it seems, has many victims, but what links these crimes of the night?

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Set in Cambridge during the early years of the 2nd World War, this series of novels features DCI Eden Brooke and his network of trusted “Nighthawks”, solving crimes during a time of uncertainty and danger. Full of compelling characters and twisty plots that will keep you guessing, this series is a welcome addition to the crime shelves! I enjoyed the descriptions of wartime Cambridge, and the underlying sense of unease that the books evoked – but also the sense of a community coming together at a difficult time, which felt reassuring – especially in the current circumstances.
28/02/22
beckycort

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