On 25 February Allison & Busby is releasing the UK printing of The Devil’s Ribbon by DE Meredith. And we’ve got five signed copies up for grabs.
Set back in 1858, when forensic science was in its infancy, The Devil’s Ribbon sees Professor Adolphus Hatton and his able assistant Albert Roumande searching for a killer. London is beset by a cholera epidemic but the disease is far from the only threat. Inspector Grey of Scotland Yard has arrived with the body of a murder victim, with a strange calling card in his mouth. On top of which, a political feud between Irish Unionists and Fenians has parts of the city on the verge of anarchy.
And, what’s this? There’s also a love interest distracting Professor Hatton as he tries his best to solve the mystery using the latest forensic methods. “This is CSI 19th century style, so techniques were basic and effectively – the reader learns alongside the experts,” said Spriteby in our review. “It’s historical crime that’s not afraid to roll its sleeves up and get covered in blood and guts.”
It’s the second mystery in DE Meredith’s Hatton and Roumande series, following on from Devoured. If you are at a UK address and would like a signed copy of The Devil’s Ribbon on your bookshelf, you better enter today!
How to enter
To enter our competition all you have to do is log onto Twitter and send a tweet to @CriFiLover. Your tweet must include the answer to this question: Who is Hatton’s assistant? Your tweet must also include the hashtag #CFLxDevilsRibbon. You’ll need to be following us on Twitter as well, so that we can send you a direct message should you win.
If you don’t use Twitter, you can also enter by sending an email to info[at]crimefictionlover.com. Give your email the header CFLxDevilsRibbon and include the answer to our question above, as well as your name and address.
1) One entry per reader. 2) UK residents only (sorry!). 3) We will draw the two winners at random from the entries containing the correct answer. 4) No cash alternative. 5) The competition closes for entries at 10pm BST on Monday 25 February 2013. 6) The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
If you can’t wait… you can order the book below on Amazon.