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SHORTLISTED FOR THE SPECSAVERS DEBUT CRIME NOVEL AWARD 2020

"A page-turner of a crime thriller . . . This is a world conveyed with convincing, terrible clarity"
C. J. Sansom, author of the bestsellling Shardlake series

Blood & Sugar is the thrilling debut historical crime novel from Laura Shepherd-Robinson.

June, 1781. An unidentified body hangs upon a hook at Deptford Dock - horribly tortured and branded with a slaver's mark.

Some days later, Captain Harry Corsham - a war hero embarking upon a promising parliamentary career - is visited by the sister of an old friend. Her brother, passionate abolitionist Tad Archer, had been about to expose a secret that he believed could cause irreparable damage to the British slaving industry. He'd said people were trying to kill him, and now he is missing . . .

To discover what happened to Tad, Harry is forced to pick up the threads of his friend's investigation, delving into the heart of the conspiracy Tad had unearthed. His investigation will threaten his political prospects, his family's happiness, and force a reckoning with his past, risking the revelation of secrets that have the power to destroy him.

And that is only if he can survive the mortal dangers awaiting him in Deptford . . .

PRAISE FOR BLOOD & SUGAR

"Epic, harrowing, thrilling, brutal, addictive. I read it flat out in one day" C.J. Tudor, author of The Chalk Man

"A stricking historical thriller... Few first novels are as accomplished as this" Andrew Taylor, author of The Ashes of London

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2019
29 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
448
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pan Macmillan UK
SELLER
Macmillan Publishers Australia and Pan Macmillan Australia
SIZE
3.6
MB

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