Ruffian on the Stair by Gary Newman

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“The author succeeds admirably in recreating Victorian London, both in character and setting. Fans of Anne Perry and other Victorian mysteries will enjoy.”—Library Journal

On his grandfather’s death, writer Seb Rolvenden inherits papers which reveal that his grandfather was involved in the disappearance of a painter and his masterpiece. Seeing a book in this, Seb pursues a trail of clues that the papers reveal.

Gary Newman has taught foreign languages both in the United Kingdom and abroad and now works as a translator. He lives in northeast England.


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Gary Newman has taught foreign languages both in the United Kingdom and abroad and now works as a translator. He lives in the North-East of England.
 
Published November 1, 2008 by Soho Constable. 289 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The notebook describes a murder scene in lurid prose: The elder Seb awakes groggily one morning in 1899 after a festive evening to find himself naked and near the murdered body of one Julian Rawbeck, killed with Seb’s razor (though Seb has no memory of it).

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Review: Freelance writer Seb Rolvenden investigates his grandfather's role in the disappearance of a painter and his masterpiece in The Ruffian on the Stair, a most intriguing mystery by Gary Newman.

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For instance: …I turned my head slightly and took a sly dekko through the glasses… …I asked, biting a wodge off my salami baguette… …I lay doggo on the other side of the privet shield.

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