THE BLACK COUNTRY, by Alex Grecian

2/series, starring Walter Day and Nevil Hammersmith of the Scotland Yard Murder Squad. Set in a tottering, snowed-in coal town in western England, where a mother and father have vanished, leaving behind three children who are curiously unaffected by their loss. The searchers include a massive American whose presence is unclear, but who refuses to reveal why he stays. Stalking the search party is a mysterious marksman with American roots. The town, built atop the coal tunnels, sinks from time to time as supports give way. Click below for more...
Inspector Day, worried about his soon-to-deliver wife, wants to be in London. Hammersmith, ever eager to throw himself into the fray, takes unconscionable risks to find the missing couple.
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