The Murder Pit (Arrowood 2)

You can buy from Amazon in the UK here.

Some reviews:

Here’s the cover, at least for the UK version. It’s now out in the UK/Ireland and N. America. The Dutch and Polish translations are out now, with other translations coming soon: French (May 9); German (June, 2019); Spanish Americas (Jan, 2020); Spanish (June, 2020). Dates for Brazil, Italy and Nordic languages are not confirmed yet.


This bloke isn’t Arrowood, but he does feature in the The Murder Pit. I’ve taken lots of pictures during my research for the book, and am sharing a few here. First, some ledgers housed at the London Metropolitan Archives:

This turned out to be crucial – the Admissions and Discharges book

Here’s a few pictures of Catford. In 1896 tramlines were being built leading to Lewisham and Greenwich. They’re gone now.

A clock I’ve put on the Barclay’s mantel in Lambeth (with photographer)!

Actually, it’s in Preston Park Manor, Brighton

This is where Mrs Gillie lives. She’s quite important.

Very useful books:

A hell of a cooker:


St George’s Southwark:


This song makes an appearance in the story:

List of executions in England and Wales from

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Front plate of H. Tuke’s Dictionary of Psychological Medicine (1892)

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More to follow …..