An Arrowood Mystery - Arrowood and the Thames Corpses (An Arrowood Mystery, Book 3): Unabridged edition

By Mick Finlay, Read by Malk Williams

‘Brimming with dark humour, fast-paced action … this is a top-class series that grows in stature with every new book’ Lancashire Evening Post


London Society takes their problems to Sherlock Holmes. Everyone else goes to Arrowood

South London, 1896. William Arrowood, Victorian London’s less salubrious private detective, is paid a visit by Captain Moon, the owner of a pleasure steamer moored on the Thames. He complains that someone has been damaging his boat, putting his business in jeopardy.

Arrowood and his trusty sidekick Barnett suspect professional jealousy, but when a shocking discovery is pulled from the river, it seems like even fouler play is afoot.

It’s up to Arrowood and Barnett to solve the case, before any more corpses end up in the watery depths . . .

‘An excellent historical thriller set in late Victorian London … highly recommended’ ***** Netgalley reviewer

‘Fantastic book. Beautifully written’ ***** Netgalley reviewer

Format: Digital Audiobook
Release Date: 02 Apr 2020
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-832454-4
Detailed Edition: Unabridged edition
Mick was born in Glasgow but left as a young boy, living in Canada and then England. Before becoming an academic, he ran a market stall on Portobello Road, and has worked as a tent-hand in a travelling circus, a butcher’s boy, a hotel porter, and in various jobs in the NHS and social services. He teaches in a Psychology Department, and has published research on political violence and persuasion, verbal and non-verbal communication, and disability. He now lives in Brighton with his family.

”'A crime novel of thrilling intricacy … Arrowood is a terrific creation, and this book wins five rosettes” - The Tablet

”'Think Sherlock Holmes is the only detective working in Victorian London? Meet William Arrowood, the hero of Mick Finlay’s series of absorbing novels … Finlay depicts a seedy, desperate London and vivid characters with considerable skill” - The Times

”'A good belting read … a gripping historical crime novel … book clubs will love it especially fans of C J Sansom” - NB Magazine

”'Outstanding … Finlay’s grim depictions of the inhabitants of the more impoverished parts of London evoke Dickens. Fans of gritty historicals will be richly rewarded” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

‘Mick Finlay, the new master of gritty, gruesome and gripping historical crime fiction … Brimming with dark humour, fast-paced action, intriguing twists and turns, and a cast of characters that could well have been conjured up by the late, great Mr Dickens, this is a top-class series that grows in stature with every new book’Lancashire Evening Post -

”'Loved it - the sights, sounds, smells, and horrors of Victorian London are so vividly portrayed” - Roz Watkins

”'Mick Finlay’s richly told story evokes the bustling all-encompassing worlds of CJ Samson and Charles Dickens. I loved it” - Lesley Thomson


”'Another brilliant read from Mick Finlay . . . even better than [Arrowood]” - B.A. Paris

”'Gripping” - Daily Telegraph

”'astounding … If you crave Victorian age murder mystery, love darkly gothic atmospheres and want your detective rather tattered and torn at the edges Arrowood is your man.” - SHOTS

”'Enthralling” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

”'Arrowood is a flawed but engaging hero and the plot spins from peril to twist and back with real panache” - The Times

”'A fantastic creation” - The Spectator

”'Richly inventive” - Daily Telegraph

”'Compelling” - Seattle Times