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In 1879, race walking competitions, known as "wobbles," were all the rage. The death of a contender, followed by a second murder, introduces London's no-nonsence cop Sergeant Cribb who had a penchant for extreme sports.


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Published: Random House Publishing Group on Oct 1, 2008
ISBN: 9781569477892
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A good old 19th century detective novel, that takes place at a "wobble," or six day "Go As You Please Contest." These were walking contests, where the participants walked at their own pace, took their breaks & rest when they wanted, and competed to be the first to complete 500+ miles in the time allotted. There is foul play afoot (pun intended), of course, or there wouldn't be a story, and Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray are there to tie up the loose ends.read more
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Peter Lovesey make the scene very real. You can almost smell the desperation and the left oft over aroma of animals and fog. In the end the simple motives are usually the best:love, hate or money. You can pick and choose in this mystery.read more
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A good old 19th century detective novel, that takes place at a "wobble," or six day "Go As You Please Contest." These were walking contests, where the participants walked at their own pace, took their breaks & rest when they wanted, and competed to be the first to complete 500+ miles in the time allotted. There is foul play afoot (pun intended), of course, or there wouldn't be a story, and Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray are there to tie up the loose ends.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Peter Lovesey make the scene very real. You can almost smell the desperation and the left oft over aroma of animals and fog. In the end the simple motives are usually the best:love, hate or money. You can pick and choose in this mystery.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
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