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Discourtesy of death.

Author: William Brodrick
Publisher: [London] : Little, Brown, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An anonymous letter sent to Larkwood's Prior accuses Peter Henderson, an academic celebrity renowned for daring ideas, of a grotesque murder: the calculated killing of Jenny, his disabled partner, believed by everyone to have died peacefully two years previously from a sudden attack of cancer. But for this letter there is no evidence, no suspect and no crime. Time has moved on. Lives have been rebuilt. Grief and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Brodrick
ISBN: 1408704722 9781408704721 9781408704738 1408704730
OCLC Number: 855190360
Awards: Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger.
Description: 336 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: An anonymous letter sent to Larkwood's Prior accuses Peter Henderson, an academic celebrity renowned for daring ideas, of a grotesque murder: the calculated killing of Jenny, his disabled partner. And so Father Anselm begins his most delicate investigation yet, considering of young Timothy, Jenny and Peter's son. But he is unaware that Jenny's adoring father is also thinking of Timothy's future; that this urbane former army officer is haunted by the memory of torture and shoot-to-kill operations in Northern Ireland; that he remains capable of anything, if he thinks it's for the best; that he has set out to execute Peter Henderson.

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A brilliant and topical crime novel which explores the most acute of moral questions surrounding how we end our lives - by the winner of the CWA Gold Dagger.  Read more...

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William Brodrick's crime novels have the great (and unusual) merit of being unlike anyone else's, not least because his series hero, Father Anselm, is a Gray's Inn barrister turned Suffolk monk Read more...

 
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