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Ghosts of the West

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781786155726

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 9th September 2021

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery / Historical Mysteries

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This third novel in the Dabble and Harris thrillers is perfect for fans of action-packed, historical fiction.

A rollicking good read’ IAN RANKIN
‘A fun read’ OBSERVER

When daring journalist Sir Percival Harris gets wind of a curious crime in a sleepy English town, he ropes in his old friend Professor Ernest Drabble to help him investigate.

The crime is a grave robbery, and as Drabble and Harris pry deeper, events take a mysterious turn when a theft at the British Museum is soon followed by a murder.

The friends are soon involved in a tumultuous quest that takes them from the genteel streets of London to the wide plains of the United States. What exactly is at stake is not altogether clear – but if they don’t act soon, the outcome could be a bloody conflict, one that will cross borders, continents and oceans…

Meanwhile, can Drabble and Harris’s friendship – which has endured near-death experiences on several continents, not to mention a boarding school duel – survive a crisis in the shape of the beautiful and enigmatic Dr Charlotte Moore?

Praise for Alec Marsh’s Drabble and Harris thrillers…

‘Marsh’s mixture of derring-do and scholarship makes for a fun read’
OBSERVER on Ghosts of the West

An immensely readable treat!’

‘Told with humour and flair, Enemy of the Raj is a highly enjoyable, riveting read’

‘A thoroughly engaging and enjoyable diversion’
NEW STATESMAN on Enemy of the Raj

‘Tremendous stuff! With the arrival of Alec Marsh’s first Drabble and Harris thriller, John Buchan must be stirring uneasily in his grave’

‘Immensely enjoyable’

‘Hugely readable’


Marsh's mixture of derring-do and scholarship makes for a fun read
Observer on Ghosts of the West
Immensely enjoyable
Spalding Today
Hugely readable
Alexander Larman, writing in The Chap