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A Better Quality of Murder (Lizzie Martin 3) [Hardcover]

Ann Granger
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27 May 2010 Lizzie Martin 3
Evil lurks on the streets of Victorian London in this gripping crime novel.

As Inspector Ben Ross of Scotland Yard walks homeward one Saturday night in late October 1867, the fog that swirls around him is like a living beast. By the time it has lifted next morning a woman lies murdered in Green Park. Allegra Benedict was the beautiful Italian wife of an art dealer in Piccadilly. But what had she been doing in London that afternoon, and why had she been selling her brooch in the Burlington Arcade just hours before her death? As Ben begins his investigation, his wife Lizzie - with the help of their maid Bessie - looks into Allegra's private life and uncovers more than one reason why someone might want her dead...


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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Headline; First Edition edition (27 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755349083
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755349081
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 15.9 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,184,815 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Ann Granger has lived in cities all over the world, since for many years she worked for the Foreign Office and received postings to British embassies as far apart as Munich and Lusaka. She is married, with two sons, and she and her husband, who also worked for the Foreign Office, are now permanently based in Oxfordshire.

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Book Description

The third Victorian crime novel to feature Inspector Ben Ross and his wife Lizzie --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Ann Granger has worked in British embassies in various parts of the world. She met her husband, who was also working for the British Embassy, in Prague and together they received postings to places as far apart as Munich and Lusaka. They are now permanently based in Oxfordshire.

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3.0 out of 5 stars victorian murder 4 July 2010
By Mary J
Format:Hardcover
An Inspector Ben Ross investigation based in Victorian London . Good description of Victorian London and its inhabitants which Ann Granger describes well. The plot evolves around the death of a wealthy art dealers wife the beautiful Allegra Benedict. Ross has to determine why she was murdered in Green Park. With the help of his wife and their maid they find themselves involved in the temperance movement, an unknown figure who is frightening young women on the gas lit streets , and two other seemingly unlinked murders. Ross has to deal with unfulfilled love, frustration, as well as the problem of prostitution .
The murderer is well hidden until the very end when it all collapses in a frightening conclusion. Mrs Ross, as ever plays a big part in helping to unravel the events.
It got a bit tedious for me towards the end, but if you like victorian drama you will probably like this.
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3.0 out of 5 stars 3 point 5 31 May 2014
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I found this novel a little lest obvious than the previous one I'd read and was therefore rather pleased. It's still very easy on the reader, a little too much so, but on the whole when you don't want to be taxed it's not an unpleasant choice to make.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lizzie Martin 19 Oct 2013
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Delivery came before expected. Book in very good condition. Order because it is part of a series featuring Lizzie Martin, plus I really enjoy reading this type of story.
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By Paula L
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Yet more intrigue for Lizzie Ross where she sticks her nose into 'mans' work and gets it right as usual!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Murder at its best 4 Feb 2013
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I have only just got into the Lizzie Martin books having read all the others by Ann Granger. This is by far her best. Wonderful characters and all the mystery of London fog. Great read.
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