From the author of The Yard, The Black Country, and the forthcoming The Devil's Workshop - the first three titles in the Scotland Yard Murder Squad series - comes a Murder Squad short story.
October 1889: Constable Colin Pringle is a man of few illusions, but there is something about the girl in the canal, her skin a delicate shade of blue, that bothers him more than he expected it would. Perhaps it's because Dr. Kingsley's forensic examination suggests that she was a just-married bride. Someone needs to find out just who she was and what happened to her, Pringle decides, and he sets out to do exactly that. But the answers will not be anything like what he expects. In fact, they will shake his view of the world to the core.
The Blue Girl is a chilling and cautionary tale: be careful what you wish for.
Praise for Alex Grecian:
"Will keep you riveted from page one" Jeffery Deaver
"CSI: Victorian London" Daily Express
"Throw in deranged prostitutes, poisonings and throat slittings galore, amidst lashings of London fog. Gory, lurid and tons of guilty fun" Guardian
Alex Grecian has worked for an ad agency on accounts for Harley-Davidson, Cub Foods and The Great American Smokeout, before returning to writing fiction full time and raising his son. Alex is the author of the long-running and critically acclaimed comic-book series Proof, and he lives in Topeka, Kansas, with his wife and son.