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Framingham fiend / Gregory Harris.

By: Harris, Gregory (Fiction writer).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Colin Pendragon mystery ; 6.Publisher: New York, New York : Kensington Books, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 311 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781617738913; 1617738913.Subject(s): Private investigators -- Fiction | Gay men -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | London (England) -- History -- 20th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Detective and mystery fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: The murder scene is chillingly familiar. A young prostitute has been slaughtered in her flat on Framingham Street in the East End. It's not the first time Scotland Yard has seen a murder like this. But with the help of Colin Pendragon and his loyal partner Ethan Pruitt, they hope it will be the last . . .Word of the Ripper-esque crime has begun to spread across London, sparking a fresh wave of fear, dread, and panic. Two prostitutes have already been killed. But when a third victim is claimed, Colin and Ethan are forced to explore every possibility, from the opium dens of Whitechapel to the darkest corners of the London morgue. For Colin, the answer will prove to be as elusive, and deadly, as the Ripper himself . . .
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The murder scene is chillingly familiar. A young prostitute has been slaughtered in her flat on Framingham Street in the East End. It's not the first time Scotland Yard has seen a murder like this. But with the help of Colin Pendragon and his loyal partner Ethan Pruit, they hope it will be the last . . .

Word of the Ripper-esque crime has begun to spread across London, sparking a fresh wave of fear, dread, and panic. Two prostitutes have already been killed. But when a third victim is claimed, Colin and Ethan are forced to explore every possibility-from the opium dens of Whitechapel to the slave rings of the Orient to the darkest corners of the London morgue. For Colin, the answer will prove to be as elusive-and deadly-as the Ripper himself . . .

Praise for Gregory Harris and the Colin Pendragon Mysteries

"Well-paced with unusual twists and turns . . . the interplay between Pendragon and Pruitt is interesting and complex."
- Mystery Scene on The Arnifour Affair

"An incredibly pleasing mystery . . . the author nails it yet again."
- Suspense Magazine on The Bellingham Bloodbath

"A Colin Pendragon mystery."

The murder scene is chillingly familiar. A young prostitute has been slaughtered in her flat on Framingham Street in the East End. It's not the first time Scotland Yard has seen a murder like this. But with the help of Colin Pendragon and his loyal partner Ethan Pruitt, they hope it will be the last . . .Word of the Ripper-esque crime has begun to spread across London, sparking a fresh wave of fear, dread, and panic. Two prostitutes have already been killed. But when a third victim is claimed, Colin and Ethan are forced to explore every possibility, from the opium dens of Whitechapel to the darkest corners of the London morgue. For Colin, the answer will prove to be as elusive, and deadly, as the Ripper himself . . .

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Publishers Weekly Review

In Harris's disappointing sixth Victorian whodunit featuring Colin Pendragon and Ethan Pruitt, Pendragon is still frail after being shot twice in the chest in 2017's The Endicott Evil. When his health worsens, Pruitt must take the lead in investigating brutal murders in Whitechapel that appear to be the work of Jack the Ripper. Though the partners know that the real Ripper is confined to an asylum, they have kept that fact secret because they lacked enough evidence to charge him criminally. Meanwhile, the public and the press fear that the serial killer has resumed his butcheries, and Queen Victoria worries that a grandnephew, Gerhard, who stabbed a fellow student at the Royal College of Surgeons, may be responsible. Many other authors have used the possibility of royal involvement in the mutilation murders of prostitutes in the East End in their Ripper fiction, and despite references to Pruitt's history with opium addiction, he comes across as fairly colorless. Readers will hope Harris gives his Holmes-and-Watson-like duo a more original case next time. Agent: Kathy Green, Kathy Green Agency. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Kirkus Book Review

A Victorian detective duo helps Scotland Yard solve a shocking series of murders.Colin Pendragon and Ethan Pruitt haven't always had the best relationship with Scotland Yard (The Endicott Evil, 2017, etc.), but they find consulting with Inspector Maurice Evans much easier when they assist him with what appears to be a Jack the Ripper copycat. That's fortunate, because Colin's father, Sir Atherton Pendragon, has also asked the duo to help his friend Braxton Everclear find his troubled grandson, whom he hasn't heard from in two weeks. Ethan, Sir Atherton, and Colin's housekeeper all fear for Colin's health, because he's still recovering from severe wounds he received in a case that ended with his attacker's fleeing to Switzerland. As the Ripper copycat continues to spread fear, Colin grows furious with the haughty coroner and his assistant, who have leaked information to the press. The street urchin Paul and his gang help out with both cases and continue to help Ethan when Colin collapses and is hospitalized with a life-threatening infection. Although Ethan is determined to keep the nature of his relationship with Colin in the closet, he's sure Colin would want him to carry on their work. A former opium addict himself, Ethan finds the young Everclear in the toils of the drug and doing a well-paying but dangerous job for a mystery man who comes to his apartment and murders him while Ethan is hiding under the bed. The only thing he has to go on is a view of the killer's unusual and expensive boots. The news that Queen Victoria is worried that the serial killer may be a member of her family makes Colin even more eager to return to the hunt.The duo's sixth case isn't in the same league as Sherlock Holmes, but it does present a tidier mystery than Harris' past efforts. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.