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The Yard: A Novel
By Alex Grecian
(G.P. Putnam's Sons, $27)
With Jack the Ripper gone at last, residents of 1890 London thought the fog of terror had finally lifted. But another series of brutal killings — including the murder of a police officer — brings fear back to the streets. Scotland Yard’s recently formed Murder Squad must embrace the new field of forensics in this gritty portrait of Victorian London, where author Alex Grecian brings to light a world of madmen on the corner and bodies? in the morgue. Grecian bases a number of his characters on actual historical figures, including Britain’s first forensic pathologist, Dr. Bernard Spilsbury.