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Streets of Darkness

Streets of Darkness

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2000s: The sky over Bradford is heavy with foreboding. A body has been found. And it’s not just any body.

  • ISBN: 978-0552172783
  • Genre: Crime

What you need to know before your trail

Detective Harry Virdee should be at home with his wife. Impending fatherhood should be all he can think about but he’s been suspended from work just as the biggest case of the year lands on what would have been his desk. He can’t keep himself away.

Determined to restore his reputation, Harry is obliged to take to the shadows in search of notorious ex-convict and prime suspect, Lucas Dwight. But as the motivations of the murder threaten to tip an already unstable city into riotous anarchy, Harry finds his preconceptions turned on their head as he discovers what it’s like to be on the other side of the law…

Travel Guide


( History from the book)

The air was heavy with moisture, a result of three days of torrential downpours. The sun wouldn’t cast it its rays across Bradford – not unusual for October – but even in summer, it shied away, ensuring the bleakness that had strangled the city for over a decade remained firmly in place.

Lister Park

He runs across here and spots the statue of Sir Titus Salt and wonders what Bradford’s most famous son would have made of the city now. In the 1800s, Titus had built the largest wool empire in  Europe and made Bradford one of the richest cities in the world. Salt had created the entire suburb of Saltaire and built a village for his employees, complete with one of the most advances wool mills ever seen.

Those times were gone. Bradford was a relic, its glory days past, suffocated by mass unemployment caused by the collapse of the textile industries. Salt’s only legacy was a few books in the library and the dirty-white statue Harry was staring at. It had been moved from the entrance  of the Town Hall to this corner of the park.

A forgotten legacy for a forgotten city.

Booktrail Boarding Pass: Streets of Darkness

Destination: Bradford  Author/Guide: A. A. Dhand  Departure Time: 2000s

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