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THE BEDLAM DETECTIVE, by Stephen Gallagher

This prolific author writes this time of 1912 England and Sebastian Becker, Master of Lunacy, an investigator for the Crown, as he sets about to discover if a wealthy nobleman who claims to see monsters is sane. As Becker arrives at a seaside town to begin his evaluation, two girls disappear and are found dead and disfigured. Valuable evidence is compromised, a competent policeman is demoted. Is it politics? Is this a repeat of a similar crime a decade before? Is the nobleman responsible? A complex and interesting plot with many strands, all of them believable. It’s a 4. www.stephengallagher.com will awe you with Gallagher's, novelist and screenwriter, many talents.