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Mystery and Suspense
Author: Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 006080999X
Subcategory: Mystery
Publisher HarperCollins (October 1, 1989)
Language English
Category: Mystery and Suspense
Rating: 4.5
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by Peter Lovesey


I did enjoy reading The Detective Wore Silk Drawers but would hardly classify it among the top rank of mysteries I’ve read

I did enjoy reading The Detective Wore Silk Drawers but would hardly classify it among the top rank of mysteries I’ve read. The second of Peter Lovesey's Victorian mysteries (now reissued) plunges Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackery into the underworld of bare-knuckled pugilism. In 1880, fighting with "the raw & has been outlawed in England for a decade, yet matches in out-of-the-way locales still draw huge crowds. When the headless body of a man with scarred knuckles washes up on the Thames Embankment, Cribb recruits a young policeman, Henry Jago, to pose as one of these midnight pugilists.

Your English detective admits he’s beaten and puts the whole lot away in a drawer marked ‘unsolved

Peter Lovesey The Detective Wore Silk Drawers CHAPTER 1 Sergeant Cribb sat with his pint of Bass East India moodily watching the froth disperse. A glass at the Ratcatcher, supped in solitude after work, was his usual antidote for a hard day. Murder or arson, rape or robbery, he would seldom allow duty to break the routine. Sergeant Cribb sat with his pint of Bass East India moodily watching the froth disperse. Your English detective admits he’s beaten and puts the whole lot away in a drawer marked ‘unsolved. Now what does the Surete do in a similar predicament?

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Sergeant Cribb sat with his pint of Bass East India moodily watching the froth disperse Your English detective admits he’s beaten and puts the whole lot away in a drawer marked ‘unsolved.

Sergeant Cribb sat with his pint of Bass East India moodily watching the froth disperse. At the bar he was recognized as a regular. The ale was drawn for him between entry, bowing under a low beam and arrival at the counter. He would then produce twopence, nod to Ada and look about for an empty table. Now what does the Surete do in a similar predicament? Probably you wouldn’t know the term

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Detective fiction, Historical mystery. Sergeant Cribb series Peter Diamond series. Peter Lovesey lives near Chichester. The Detective Wore Silk Drawers (1977), with John Rye as Cribb & John Hollis as Thackeray

Detective fiction, Historical mystery. His son Phil Lovesey also writes crime novels. His son was born in 1963 and worked as an English teacher at Wolverhampton Grammar School until the end of the autumn 2012. His daughter, Kathy Lovesey, was born in 1960, and now lives with her family in Greenwich, Connecticut. The Detective Wore Silk Drawers (1977), with John Rye as Cribb & John Hollis as Thackeray. A Case of Spirits (1985), with Barry Foster as Cribb & John Cater as Thackeray.

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Start by marking The Detective Wore Silk Drawers (Sergeant Cribb, as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. I used to enjoy Sgt Cribb on TV in the late seventies, also Peter Lovesey went to school with an aunt of my husbands, so thought I'd give it a try. I enjoyed it very much but felt the ending was a little woolly. The second of Peter Lovesey’s Victorian mysteries (now reissued) plunges Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackery into the underworld of bare-knuckled pugilism. In 1880, fighting with the raw ‘uns has been outlawed in England for a decade, yet matches in out-of-the-way locales still draw huge crowds.

The complete series list for - A Sergeant Cribb Mystery Peter Lovesey. The Detective Wore Silk Drawers. Historical Mystery, HM. 1971-01, 1971.

The second book in the Sergeant Cribb series, from Peter Lovesey. Reissue of Peter Lovesey’s first acclaimed book that started his career nearly 50 years ago. Forbidden in Victorian England, the grim and violent world of bare-knuckle fighting has gone underground. So when a headless body is found floating in the Thames, his hands ‘pickled’ for fighting, Sergeant Cribb knows he is facing a challenge. Desperate for information, they select the young constable Henry Jago to infiltrate the gang, subjecting him to a rigorous programme of purging, pickling and training.

A young constable is infiltrated into the seedy and shady world of barefist pugilism in late Victorian England in a police attempt to solve some murder mysteries.

A policeman adept at glove fighting is sent as an undercover agent to investigate the illegal practice of bare-fist pugilism in Victorian England
Perongafa
When a headless corpse is found floating in the River Thames in Victorian England it is up to Sergeant Cribb( of the agile mind and bushy side burns) and his hale and hearty sidekick, Thackery, to get to the bottom of the murder most foul. Although fighting under the LONDON PRIZE RING-RULES (bare knuckled, no rounds, spiked shoes for stomping, throws o.k. ) has been outlawed for twenty years Cribb taps into an underground bare knuckle fighting ring. They recruit the young, handsome, and jacked rookie constable Jago, to go under-cover and train as a bare knuckled boxer. Well the police procedural gallops along at a furious pace. There is a beautiful young widow with a touch of evil. Bare knuckled fights are staged surreptitiously. All together it makes for a worthwhile read.
Garne
I have read a lot of Peter Lovesey and read any of his books I can get. This series is kind of light and fluffy-entertaining but not one to keep you on the edge of your seat or make you want to know more about the characters.
Roram
The Detective Wore Silk Drawers (1971) sounds like a kinky title but it actually refers to a cop going undercover as a boxer in this nice piece of historical detective fiction set in Victorian England. It was Peter Lovely’s second foray into this world, and both center around unusual sports of the time: “wobbles,” a kind of competitive walking marathon, in his first book Wobble to Death, and bare knuckle boxing in this one.

Bare-knuckles fighting had been outlawed in Britain some years before this novel is set, but it retained a small but dedicated following who gather to watch and, especially, bet on fights staged in out-of-the-way places to which the cognoscenti are directed. It’s sort of like dogfights or cockfights today, I suppose.

Anyway, several bare knuckles brawlers have turned up dead, which leads Lovely’s series detective, Sergeant Cribbs, to investigate by planting an undercover cop, aspiring amateur (legitimate) boxer Henry Jago, at an underground baxe-knuckes training center inside a posh country mansion where things are run by, of all things, a sexy young woman.

It’s a decent mystery and definitely gives the reader a unique setting, but the characters aren’t far above stereotypes and while there is some suspense, it’s not of the first-rate sort. I did enjoy reading The Detective Wore Silk Drawers but would hardly classify it among the top rank of mysteries I’ve read.
Gigafish
The second of Peter Lovesey's Victorian mysteries (now reissued) plunges Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackery into the underworld of bare-knuckled pugilism. In 1880, fighting with "the raw `uns" has been outlawed in England for a decade, yet matches in out-of-the-way locales still draw huge crowds. When the headless body of a man with scarred knuckles washes up on the Thames Embankment, Cribb recruits a young policeman, Henry Jago, to pose as one of these midnight pugilists. But young Henry, good-looking, fit, earnest and callow, is no match for the seductive, sadistic Mrs. Vibart, who manages a stable of brutal fighters on her estate. And when Mrs. V. is herself found brutally murdered in her bed, the evidence points to, of all people, Henry. Will Sergeant Cribb crack the case--and hopefully before the unfortunate Henry is beaten senseless in the ring? Read on.

Like all the Sergeant Cribb mysteries, this one is deftly plotted, lightly ironic, and full of the color of Victorian sport.
Xava
I am very glad to have found Peter Lovesey. This is the second book in his Victorian series starring Sergeant Cribb and the long suffering Constable Thackery. Mr. Lovesey recreates the Victorian atmosphere very accurately. And this is a new form of English cozy crime. Mr. Lovesey seems to want to delve into the Victorian sports era. This particular book is about "knuckle fighting" without the mittens as they call it. There was a huge following of this sport in England at this time despite the fact that even watching was illegal. We get right into the whole area and learn all about the clothes, the gear and the lingo. On top of that it's a cracking good thriller. I certainly intend to read more in this series. I am thourougly enjoying it.
Lonesome Orange Kid
A detective novel set in England in 1800's (I think), but very easy to read, not full of complicated language or anything. One policeman goes undercover to uncover illegal bare fisted boxing matches, followed by two other policeman posing as spectators. I enjoyed it, it is light, and at times a little slow, but there are limited characters and the plot was easy to follow and at times very exciting. I will certainly read another Peter Lovesey.
Altad
Mother excellent book by Peter Lovesey
I have loved all of Peter Lovesey's books. This is different than his new series about Peter Diamond. Which I like much better but Sergeant Cribb is still a wonderful character.