A Dark Steel Death is the latest book in the Tom Harper series. Set during World War One, Tom must find out who is the saboteur threatening Leeds. With a thinning team of Police officers, Tom must marshal his forces. His wife's health is failing, and his grown up daughter has lost her fiancé who was fighting in France.
This book is well researched. You certainly get a feel for Britain in World War One. Tom Harper is a likeable character, well drawn by the author. The events in this book are based on a real life incident. A blast at an artillery munitions factory that killed a great number of the women who worked there.
The book is an enjoyable tense romp through wartime Leeds. It gives a light on policing in that period. It's not the policing we have today. The standard of writing is very good. The tension in the storyline keeps building throughout the book leading to a thrilling climax. Can't wait for the next Tom Harper novel.
A cracking crime novel.
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