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An Act of Mercy

J. J. Durham / Rupert Bates
A thrilling tale of murder and intrigue in Victorian London featuring Detective Harry Pilgrim. Perfect for fans of Ripper Street and The Mangle Street Murders.London 1850. A city of contrasts. Of scientific marvels poverty disease and death. When Detective Sergeant Harry Pilgrim (one of London’s first police detectives) discovers the corpse of a woman in a Hackney cab the case seems straightforward until the only suspect is found murdered in his cell. Pilgrim is hindered in his investigation by his own dark past a dead son and a missing wife and also by the well-meaning interference of Charles Dickens who is serialising Pilgrim's adventures in his journal 'Household Words'. The case turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse. But who is the cat and who the mouse?

  • Published by HarperCollins UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionFiction
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 15th June 2017
  • Duration 08 Hrs. 23 Mins.