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Stratton's war / Laura Wilson.

By: Wilson, Laura, 1964-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Wilson, Laura, Stratton series: ; Wilson, Laura, Ted Stratton: 01.; Wilson, Laura, Ted Stratton: 1.; DI Stratton series: ; DI Ted Stratton: 1.Publisher: London : Orion, 2008Description: 449 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780752876238 (hbk.); 0752876236 (hbk.).Subject(s): Great Britain. Metropolitan Police Office. Criminal Investigation Department -- Fiction | Great Britain. MI5 -- Officials and employees -- Fiction | Police -- England -- London -- Fiction | Motion picture actors and actresses -- Crimes against -- fiction | Gangsters -- England -- London -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- England -- London -- Fiction | Police -- England -- Fiction | Gangsters -- Fiction | Police -- Fiction | Stratton, Ted (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Award winners | London (England) -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction.DDC classification: Rental Fiction Awards: CWA Ellis Peters Award, 2008.Review: "London, June 1940. When the body of silent screen star Mabel Morgan is found impaled on railings in Fitzrovia, the coroner rules her death as suicide, but DI Ted Stratton of the CID is not convinced. Despite opposition from his superiors, he starts asking questions, and it becomes clear that Morgan's fatal fall from a high window may have been the work of one of Soho's most notorious gangsters." "MI5 agent Diana Calthrop, working with senior official Sir Neville Apse, is leading a covert operation when she discovers that her boss is involved in espionage. She must tread carefully - Apse is a powerful man, and she can't risk threatening the reputation of the Secret Service." "Only when Stratton's path crosses Diana's do thy start to uncover the truth. But as they discover Morgan's connection with Apse, and their mutual links to a criminal network and a secretive pro-fascist organisation, they begin to realise that the intrigues of the Secret Service are alarmingly similar to the machinations of war-torn London's underworld."--BOOK JACKET.
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London, June 1940. When the body of silent screen star Mabel Morgan is found impaled on railings in Fitzrovia, the coroner rules her death as suicide, but DI Ted Stratton of the CID is not convinced. Despite opposition from his superiors, he starts asking questions, and it becomes clear that Morgan's fatal fall from a high window may have been the work of one of Soho's most notorious gangsters.

MI5 agent Diana Calthrop, working with senior official Sir Neville Apse, is leading a covert operation when she discovers that her boss is involved in espionage. She must tread carefully - Apse is a powerful man, and she can't risk threatening the reputation of the Secret Service.

Only when Stratton's path crosses Diana's do they start to uncover the truth. But as they discover Morgan's connection with Apse and their mutual links to a criminal network and a secretive pro-fascist organisation, they begin to realise that the intrigues of the Secret Service are alarmingly similar to the machinations of war-torn London's underworld.

"A detective to pierce the dark heart of London"--Cover.

"London, June 1940. When the body of silent screen star Mabel Morgan is found impaled on railings in Fitzrovia, the coroner rules her death as suicide, but DI Ted Stratton of the CID is not convinced. Despite opposition from his superiors, he starts asking questions, and it becomes clear that Morgan's fatal fall from a high window may have been the work of one of Soho's most notorious gangsters." "MI5 agent Diana Calthrop, working with senior official Sir Neville Apse, is leading a covert operation when she discovers that her boss is involved in espionage. She must tread carefully - Apse is a powerful man, and she can't risk threatening the reputation of the Secret Service." "Only when Stratton's path crosses Diana's do thy start to uncover the truth. But as they discover Morgan's connection with Apse, and their mutual links to a criminal network and a secretive pro-fascist organisation, they begin to realise that the intrigues of the Secret Service are alarmingly similar to the machinations of war-torn London's underworld."--BOOK JACKET.

CWA Ellis Peters Award, 2008.

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