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The Hangman's Secret is the 23rd novel by Laura Joh Rowland and the third entry in the Sarah Bain series. It was originally published on January 8, 2019 by Crooked Lane Books.

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"Photographer Sarah Bain and her friends Lord Hugh Staunton and sometime street urchin Mick O'Reilly are private detectives with a new gig—photographing crime scenes for London's Daily World newspaper. The Daily World is the latest business venture of their sole client, Sir Gerald Mariner, a fabulously wealthy and powerful banker.

One cold, snowy January morning, Sarah, Hugh, and Mick are summoned to the goriest crime scene they've ever encountered. A pub owner named Harry Warbrick has been found hanged and decapitated amid evidence of foul play. His murder becomes a sensation because he was England's top hangman and he's met the same fate that he inflicted on hundreds of criminals.

Sir Gerald announces that the Daily World—meaning Sarah and her friends—will investigate and solve Harry Warbrick's murder before the police do. The contest pits Sarah against the man she loves, Police Constable Barrett. She and her friends discover a connection between Harry Warbrick's murder and the most notorious criminal he ever executed—Amelia Carlisle, the "Baby-Butcher,"" who murdered hundreds of infants placed in her care.

What deadly secret did Harry Warbrick know, and who hanged the hangman? [1]

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  1. Laura Joh Rowland. Retrieved on May 20, 2020.

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