By Sophie Jackson

Brighton within the 1870s is a well-liked vacationer vacation spot, but if little Sidney Barker dies mysteriously from Strychnine-poisoned sweets town is thrown into panic. may perhaps it were an twist of fate or is anyone out to hurt Brighton? while extra teenagers commence being poisoned via packets of chocolates they locate mendacity in regards to the city and unusual parcels of arsenic-laced tarts are despatched to widespread Brighton citizens the police step up the hunt for a serial poisoner. who's decided to take revenge in town? Brighton policeman, Inspector Gibbs, reveals himself at the hardest case he has ever confronted with what firstly seems to be a motiveless crime, yet as he delves into the lives of the sufferers he realises there's chilly calculation at the back of the poisonings. His hunt takes him into the darkish part of middle-class poverty, kinfolk madness, and the Victorian obsession with intercourse and scandal.

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