A nod from the Wall Street Journal this week for Soho Crime and The False Inspector Drew, Peter Lovesey’s Roaring 20s mystery based on the real life case of Dr. Crippen, a dentist who killed his wife and whose arrest was a landmark in the progress of police innovation. Without revealing too much, we can tell you that a pair of lovers on the run for murder board a cruise ship bound for Canada. In a fit of arrogance, the dead woman’s husband takes on the name of Inspector Dew and masquerades as a sleuth.
The disguise is a perfect fit, keeping suspicions far away. After all, who would suspect good Inspector Dew of being a killer? He must be on the right side of the law. So when another murder occurs aboard the ship, miles away from any law enforcement, it is only natural for the captain to turn to the good inspector in order to solve the crime. If we’ve got your attention already, buy a copy today and find out how the story unfolds.