An Act of Mercy
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers UK
Date: June 2017
Duration: 8 hours 23 minutes
When Detective Sergeant Harry Pilgrim (one of London's first police detectives) discovers the corpse of a woman in a Hackney cab, the case seems straightforward - until the only suspect is found murdered in his cell.
Pilgrim is hindered in his investigation by his own dark past - a dead son and a missing wife - and also by the well-meaning interference of Charles Dickens, who is serialising Pilgrim's adventures in his journal 'Household Words'.The case turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse. But who is the cat and who the mouse?