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Jago & Litefoot & Patsy is, as you would expect, all about the mudlark Patsy; a wheedling, gin-soaked old crone who has had cameo roles in previous Jago & Litefoot stories and has now come into her own with a starring role.
It all kicks off when Patsy discovers a fish in the mud of the Thames, which leads to the discovery of a man's severed hand in its belly, a lot of luminous slime spurting about, and some suspicious goings in a waterfront warehouse. Before long, Jago & Litefoot are on the case and find themselves battling against dark forces from beyond the stars and out of the depths of the past.
This story lives and dies by your reaction to Patsy. A 'love her or hate her' character, by the end, I was truly sorry for the mad old baggage who felt rather more real than parody. An unexpected tale, but a touching one.