“A fine case of murder, projected against a compelling historical background.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Don’t miss this.”—Los Angeles Times
In 1879, race walking competitions, known as “wobbles,” were all the rage. The death of a contender, followed by a second murder, introduces Sergeant Cribb, who goes on to investigate sports-related deaths in a series of eight books. Peter Lovesey
is the author of twenty-five highly praised mystery novels and has been awarded the Crime Writers’ Association Gold, Silver, and Diamond Dagger awards as well as many US honors. This was his first mystery. He lives in West Sussex, England.