OverviewWhen renowned archaeologist Professor Roderick Ainsworth unearths an ancient Roman temple of Mithras in London's Clerkenwell, his career is set to be crowned with a knighthood. Then a young analytical chemist is murdered in the temple, and circumstances suggest a ritual murder. On the same day, a prosperous manufacturer is found slaughtered at Carshalton. Again, evidence points to ritual sacrifice. Has the discovery of the Mithraeum revived a dormant cult of Mithras?Set in late Victorian times, "Depths of Deceit" is the sixth novel featuring Detective Inspector Box of Scotland Yard and Sergeant Knollys, who together probe into the professional lives of Roderick Ainsworth and his deadly rival, Sir Charles Wayneflete, to uncover the dreadful truth about the Mithras murders.
Author BiographyNorman Russell was born in Whitson, Lancashire, but has lived most of his life in Liverpool. After graduating from Jesus College, Oxford, where he studied English, he served in the army in the Bahamas and Jamaica. He returned to Oxford to study for a diploma in education and later was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the University of London. He now writes full time. His last book The Haunted Governess was also published by Robert Hale.