When a man's body is found on the banks of the Thames with no means of identification, the police enquiry quickly stalls.
But Peter Blair has never been one for leaving a case unsolved. And when the wealthy chairman of a London shipping company mysteriously goes missing - along with an enormous unauthorised loan - Peter realises that there's more to this death than meets the eye.
All the clues point towards some deeply suspect shipping activity, sending Peter running to the Essex coast - but can he solve the mystery before it's too late?
With the brilliant Peter Blair at the heart of a richly-woven story, J.R.L. Anderson's Death in the City is a must-read for lovers of classic English crime.