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The Black Country

Alex Grecian

Scotland Yard's Murder Squad returns, in the stunning new historical thriller from the author of the acclaimed national bestseller The Yard. The British Midlands. It's called the "Black Country" for a reason. Bad things happen there. When members of a prominent family disappear from a coal-mining village-and a human eyeball is discovered in a bird's nest-the local constable sends for help from Scotland Yard's new Murder Squad. Fresh off the grisly 1889 murders of The Yard, Inspector Walter Day and Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith respond, but they have no idea what they're about to get into. The villagers have intense, intertwined histories. Everybody bears a secret. Superstitions abound. And the village itself is slowly sinking into the mines beneath it. Not even the arrival of forensics pioneer Dr. Bernard Kingsley seems to help. In fact, the more the three of them investigate, the more they realize they may never be allowed to leave. . . . From the Hardcover edition.

Scotland Yard's Murder Squad returns, in the stunning new historical thriller from the author of the acclaimed national bestseller The Yard. The British Midlands. It's called the "Black Country" for a reason. Bad things happen there. When members of a prominent family disappear from a coal-mining village-and a human eyeball is discovered in a bird's nest-the local constable sends for help from Scotland Yard's new Murder Squad. Fresh off the grisly 1889 murders of The Yard, Inspector Walter Day and Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith respond, but they have no idea what they're about to get into. The villagers have intense, intertwined histories. Everybody bears a secret. Superstitions abound. And the village itself is slowly sinking into the mines beneath it. Not even the arrival of forensics pioneer Dr. Bernard Kingsley seems to help. In fact, the more the three of them investigate, the more they realize they may never be allowed to leave. . . . From the Hardcover edition.
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Scotland Yard's Murder Squad returns, in the stunning new historical thriller from the author of the acclaimed national bestseller The Yard. The British Midlands. It's called the "Black Country" for a reason. Bad things happen there. When members of a prominent family disappear from a coal-mining village-and a human eyeball is discovered in a bird's nest-the local constable sends for help from Scotland Yard's new Murder Squad. Fresh off the grisly 1889 murders of The Yard, Inspector Walter Day and Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith respond, but they have no idea what they're about to get into. The villagers have intense, intertwined histories. Everybody bears a secret. Superstitions abound. And the village itself is slowly sinking into the mines beneath it. Not even the arrival of forensics pioneer Dr. Bernard Kingsley seems to help. In fact, the more the three of them investigate, the more they realize they may never be allowed to leave. . . . From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Toby Leonard Moore

Length:

10h 2m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

03:03


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

11:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:56


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:09


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:47


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:11


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

14:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

12:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:26


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:37


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:08


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:09


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

15:32


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:46


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:09


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:27


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:49


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

26:39


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:47


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:33


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:15


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:25


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:36


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

13:28


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

01:43


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:57


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:07


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:58


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:39


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:32


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:27


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:27


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:50


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:26