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The detective wore silk drawers
Lovesey, Peter.
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[Large print edition].
Publication Information:
Thorndike, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2000.

Physical Description:
268 pages ; 22 cm
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A well-balanced mix of Nonfiction, General Fiction, Romance and Mystery in the lightweight softcover format preferred by many readers. Selections are a blend of international authors, chosen for the broadest appeal. There are also some carefully selected backlist titles by proven favorite authors.Sergeant Cribb finds himself immersed in the world of nineteenth-century pugilism, investigating a ring promoting the dangerous, illegal sport of bare-knuckle boxing. Cribb sends Constable Jago, the police boxing champion, as an undercover agent to the house rumored to be the gang's secret training center. Already the decapitated body of one pugilist has been fished out of the Thames. To keep Jago out of the river's dark waters, Cribb must think on his feet in this mystery's final rounds.

Author Notes

Peter Lovesey was born in Whitton, Middlesex in 1936. He was a teacher before becoming a full-time writer.

Lovesey's first mystery novel was Wobble to Death which introduced Victorian detective Sergeant Cribb. He later introduced Peter Diamond and Bertie in his novels to follow. He also writes under the pseudonym Peter Lear. His works have been translated into 22 languages and several of them were adapted for television and film.

Lovesey's works have earned him numerous awards. He is a three time winner of the CWA Silver Dagger. He also won the CWA Gold Dagger in 1982 and the 2000 CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award in recognition of his career in mystery writing. He is the recipient of the Anthony Award, McAvity Award, Ellery Queen Readers' Award and the Mystery Writers of America Golden Mysteries Short Story Prize. Internationally, he has won the Grand Prix de littérature Policiére and the Prix du Roman d'Adventures.

(Bowker Author Biography)