By Fiona McIntosh
A calculating killer, who "trophies" the faces of his sufferers, is focusing on Londoners. lower than huge, immense strain from politicians and the general public, DCI Jack Hawksworth and his group start their research, which takes them into the murky international of human organ buying and selling. but if the assassin moves towards domestic than Jack may well ever have imagined attainable, the case turns into a private crusade—and a race opposed to time. Can the killer be dropped at justice prior to Jack is faraway from the operation?
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I spent the whole of yesterday evening in making inquiries entirely without avail. This morning I began very early, and at eight o’clock I reached Halliday’s Private Hotel, in Little George Street. On my inquiry as to whether a Mr. Stangerson was living there, they at once answered me in the affirmative. “‘No doubt you are the gentleman whom he was expecting,’ they said. ’ I asked. “‘He is upstairs in bed. ’ “‘I will go up and see him at once,’ I said. “It seemed to me that my sudden appearance might shake his nerves and lead him to say something unguarded.
Rance sat down on the horsehair sofa, and knitted his brows, as though determined not to omit anything in his narrative. “I’ll tell it ye from the beginning,” he said. “My time is from ten at night to six in the morning. At eleven there was a fight at the White Hart; but bar that all was quiet enough on the beat. At one o’clock it began to rain, and I met Harry Murcher–him who has the Holland Grove beat–and we stood together at the corner of Henrietta Street a-talkin’. Presently–maybe about two or a little after–I thought I would take a look round and see that all was right down the Brixton Road.
My heart grew light when I saw him drive away. My son is on leave just now, but I did not tell him anything of all this, for his temper is violent, and he is passionately fond of his sister. When I closed the door behind them a load seemed to be lifted from my mind. Alas, in less than an hour there was a ring at the bell, and I learned that Mr. Drebber had returned. He was much excited, and evidently the worse for drink. He forced his way into the room, where I was sitting with my  daughter, and made some incoherent remark about having missed his train.
Beautiful Death by Fiona McIntosh