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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781405525992

Price: £2.99

ON SALE: 7th February 2013

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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Curiosity always kills the cat.

Investigating the murder of a rather unpleasant spinster in peaceful Kent, Inspector Thanet is perplexed. But it seems that everyone has underestimated this most unlikely corpse. She was a keeper of secrets: a surprising amount of her own and a quite astonishing amount of everyone else’s.

As Thanet digs deeper, all sorts of things emerge from the shadows: an alcoholic pianist, a wardrobe of disguises, forbidden love affairs – there is a lot more to this tranquil town than meets the eye. And just as Thanet convinces himself he’s found the answer, he stumbles upon the true explanation; something more bizarre and tragic than he could ever have contemplated . . .

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Simpson can disinter the past with the best of them, and her portrait of a small community is matchless
The Times
Masterly . . . holds the reader's interest not merely on every page but with pretty nearly every word
Eastern Daily Press
Thrillers that are both well written and crisply plotted do not come along every day, so a Dorothy Simpson novel is a welcome and engrossing treat
The Lady
All the traditional home comforts of English village murder, with a final twist
A Triumph
Literary Review
Deft double-plotting
Washington Post
Dorothy Simpson is a contemporary Agatha Christie, renowned for weaving murder mysteries round credible characters in very English settings