And on Kindle - Digital edition converted and distributed by Andrews UK Ltd.
Exciting 1920s tale of a feisty female who has become Coroner's Officer for Poplar. May Keaps had been an ambulance drive in the Great War and now she assists and, to some extent, protects the elderly Coroner. May has lost her brother to the War, her father to suicide and has only her teenage sister Alice left to care for.
May knows her patch intimately since she was brought up there and she has valuable friends to help the enquiries of a female. May worries that she will lose her position in favour of a man returned from the War. She becomes involved in investigating the death of a young man whose body was discovered in front of a Chinese-run club.
The dock life of London in 1920 is vividly brought to life with its tough dockers, illegal gambling and opium dens. May's efforts mean that she embroils herself in the Bow Kum Tong's protection racket and the sale of opium. She recklessly puts herself in danger's way.
The results of May's enquiries and the effects of her involvement in such dangerous pursuits make a story with a nail biting finale.
Reviewer: Jennifer S. Palmer
This is B. K. Duncan's first novel but there is a short story about May Keaps as an ambulance driver in 1918 available on Kindle.