The dead on leave
by chris nickson
Leeds, Autumn 1936.
Leeds has become a shadow of its former self. Once a bright, vibrant and progressive metropolis, it has all but ground to a halt since the Crash of ’29, the Depression and the ensuing descent into unemployment and poverty.
During a British Union of Fascists rally, a body is found and war veteran, Detective Sergeant Urban Raven, is tasked with finding the killer. But with virtually no clues, no witnesses and no obvious motive, he has few leads to start the investigation. Was the murder an act of vengeance?
This puzzler of a crime story comprises convincing characters, a clever plot and a window into the dark days of 1930s northern England, where so many had lost hope…
…the dead. On leave.