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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0749082445, Paperback)Edinburgh,1890s. Rose McQuinn, daughter of the infamous Scottish detective Jeremy Faro, discovers a woman's body whilst walking on Arthur's Seat, high above the city. Her description of the gruesome discover is duly noted by a young constable at the scene, but when Rose returns she finds no trace of the body or the policeman, PC Smith. Turning to her friend DS Jack Macmerry, she finds his usual sympathetic manner distinctly lacking, and he is clearly doubtful over the validity of her story. And when the Edinburgh City Police can find no trace of the reported incident, Rose begins to discreetly investigate the murder herself. Matters take an unexpected turn when a woman is reported missing, and Rose is convinced the cases are linked, but as she pursues the murderer she finds herself in enormous danger of becoming his next victim.
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"When out walking on Arthur's Seat, high above the city of Edinburgh, Rose McQuinn discovers the body of a woman in the ruins of St Anthony's Chapel. She is even more astonished when on her return to the scene there is no evidence of either the victim or the local constable who had taken down Rose's story at the scene of the crime." "Turning to her would-be lover, Rose finds the normally sympathetic Detective Sergeant Jack Macmerry doubtful over the validity of her story, especially as the Edinburgh City Police have received no record of the dead woman or P. C. Smith, the policeman who had originally come to Rose's aid." "Although it would appear that both corpse and constable have disappeared into thin air, Rose is convinced that she had come across a murder that afternoon, yet her ensuing discreet investigation into the mystery of the vanishing corpse soon turns into a more dangerous pursuit." "Is there a link between Rose's bogus constable and the disappearance of a policeman's uniform belonging to the local amateur opera group, currently performing The Pirates of Penzance? Further complications arise when one of the cast members reports a missing wife; could she be Rose's disappearing corpse?" "Rose is unshakeable in her belief that there is a link between the two cases, and her determination to find a solution to the mystery leads her to a terrifying situation where she finds herself well rehearsed for the role as the murderer's next victim."--BOOK JACKET.
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