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Putnam, Jul 2002, 24.95, 352 pp. ISBN: 0399148620 Following his photograph in the Portifield paper registered paediophile Milosz Zeloski is relocated to the Bassindale Estate housing project, better known as ACID ROW, a caged environment for losers. He is considered “harmless” being a looker not a taker, but health care curmudgeon Fay Baldwin breaks the code of silence and informs her neighbors that a convicted abomination had just moved into th...
This book has two main characters. Georgina (George) Gardener a councillor in her sixties with a degree in psyhology and criminology who becomes interested in the conviction of mentally handicapped man, Howard, in 1970 for the murder of his grandmother, and Dr. Jonathan Hughes, a fellow in European anthropology at London University, who has written a book on twentieth century miscarriages of justice. Howard is one of the cases. George contacts Jonathan i...
James Lockyer-Fox lives alone in a big house since his wife died. She was found dead on the terrace wearing only a nightgown and wellies, the doors into the house were closed. Investigation has proven james innocent, but the gossip in the village says otherwise. Meanwhile James is looking for his granddaughter, who was given up for adoption at birth. She refuses to have anything to do with the family, until the tone of his letters changes and she com...
The Dark Room
Jinx Kingsley, photographer, alienated from her wealthy and megalomaniacal father and her screwed-up stepfamily, is engaged to be married to Leo Wallader. She wakes up wounded in hospital one day with a shaved head and no memory of the car crash that got her there or the several days preceeding it. Since Jinx's last remembered moments, her betrothed has dumped her for her best friend, Meg, and they've both dissappeared without a trace -- foul play is sus...
The Shape Of Snakes
Putnam, Jul 2001, 24.95, 384 pp. ISBN: 0399147330 In 1978 England, schoolteacher, M Raneleigh finds her neighbor Ann Butts dying in the street. M believes someone murdered “Mad Annie”, the only black person in the neighborhood. The police insist this was a hit and run in which the driver never knew they hit Mad Annie due to the nasty weather. Though Annie once called her a honky and was often seen talking to herself, M still feels somethin...
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