Gentleman Jack Christina James
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Gentleman Jack Christina James

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Salt (15 Oct. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781784631345
  • ISBN-13: 978-1784631345
  • ASIN: 1784631345

DI Tim Yates and DS Juliet Armstrong of South Lincolnshire Police are investigating a spate of thefts of expensive farm machinery and keep on drawing a blank. Meanwhile, local business man and philanthropist Jack Fovargue is assaulted in Spalding but when Yates visits him in his isolated farmhouse, Silverdale House, in Baston Fen, Fovargue seems reluctant to help the police find his
assailant. But when a body is found floating in the Fossdyke Canal, Yates and Armstrong suddenly find themselves working on a murder case.

Shortly after that a second and third body are found in the same place. Is this the work of a single serial killer – or multiple killers? And why does the investigation into the vehicle thefts and the murders keep taking Yates and Armstrong back to Jack Fovargue and Silverdale House?

In what Yates describes as “the most complicated case I’ve ever worked on,” his team face a series of apparently impenetrable conundrums before they are finally able to crack the case.

Gentleman Jack is available to purchase in digital and paperback formats.



Gentleman Jack is a cleverly written crime novel set in Lincolnshire.

I loved the plot, characters and the pace of the chapters, which led to an enjoyable read.

DI Tim Yates and DS Juliet Armstrong are working together, investigating stolen farm machinery when a body is found in a canal, followed by two others, reminiscent of a case 6 years ago. When more bodies are found they question whether it is multiple killers or a copycat serial killer.

A well thought out crime novel with plenty of action, attention to detail and a wonderful plot.

I look forward to reading more Christina James.

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Christina James

Christina James was born in Spalding and sets her novels in the evocative Fenland countryside of South Lincolnshire. She works as a bookseller, researcher and teacher and lives in Yorkshire. She is also a well-established non-fiction writer under a separate name.




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I've been blogging about my interests at Jera's Jamboree for 8+ years. My love of reading, crocheting and being out in nature are all things that help me unwind from my role as an Inclusion Lead in a primary school. I'm passionate about early help and sharing strategies with families to empower and help build resilience. I'm a member of of my Local Authority's Early Help Operational Board, working alongside other professionals to instigate change and growth.

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