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Publisher Comments:

Young police-woman Freya Graffham is assigned to the case; she's new to the job, compassionate, inquisitive, dedicated, and needs to know — perhaps, too much.

She and the enigmatic detective Chief Inspector Simon Serrailler have the task of unraveling the mystery behind this gruesome sequence of events. From the passages revealing the killer's mind to the final heart-stopping twist, The Various Haunts of Men is an astounding and masterly crime debut and is the first in what promises to be a magnificent series featuring Simon Serrailler.

Review:

"Weaving together a variety of subtly interrelated narratives, British author Hill (Air and Angels) embeds a thoughtful reflection on alternative medicine into a taut and suspenseful mystery, the first of a new crime series featuring Chief Insp. Simon Serrailler. Having transferred to the small cathedral town of Lafferton from London's 'Met,' police detective Freya Graffham explores her new community and becomes fascinated by Serrailler, her enigmatic superior. Though she fits well within the local police force, she finds herself unable to let go what seems like a routine missing persons report on a middle-aged spinster. When yet more townspeople turn up missing, her hunch is verified and a serious police search begins, bringing her into closer proximity with Serrailler at the same time it exposes her to danger. A dark but entirely convincing ending may startle some readers, but Hill's fine writing and nuanced insight into human nature should appeal to fans of such masters of the psychological thriller as P.D. James, Elizabeth George and Ruth Rendell, who provides a blurb." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Readers will be instantly drawn to her likable characters and beautiful landscape and will be carried along by the plot, right up to the shocking final twist. Fans of British mysteries will love this new series and Simon Serrailler as well." Library Journal

Review:

"Hill knows how to keep those pages turning in a suspense story crafted especially for women." Chicago Sun-Times

About the Author

Susan Hill is an award-winning novelist. She wrote Mrs. de Winter, the bestselling sequel to Rebecca, and the ghost story The Woman in Black, which was adapted for the stage and has been running for eighteen years. Her most recent books are a collection of exquisite short stories, The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read, and the highly successful crime novel, The Various Haunts of Men. She lives in Gloucestershire where she runs her own small publishing company, Longbarn Books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585678761
Subtitle:
A Simon Serrailler Mystery
Author:
Hill, Susan
Publisher:
Overlook Hardcover
Subject:
Police
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Police -- England.
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Simon Serrailler Crime Novels
Publication Date:
20070419
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
438
Dimensions:
8.31x6.88x1.48 in. 1.53 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 438 pages Overlook Press - English 9781585678761 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Weaving together a variety of subtly interrelated narratives, British author Hill (Air and Angels) embeds a thoughtful reflection on alternative medicine into a taut and suspenseful mystery, the first of a new crime series featuring Chief Insp. Simon Serrailler. Having transferred to the small cathedral town of Lafferton from London's 'Met,' police detective Freya Graffham explores her new community and becomes fascinated by Serrailler, her enigmatic superior. Though she fits well within the local police force, she finds herself unable to let go what seems like a routine missing persons report on a middle-aged spinster. When yet more townspeople turn up missing, her hunch is verified and a serious police search begins, bringing her into closer proximity with Serrailler at the same time it exposes her to danger. A dark but entirely convincing ending may startle some readers, but Hill's fine writing and nuanced insight into human nature should appeal to fans of such masters of the psychological thriller as P.D. James, Elizabeth George and Ruth Rendell, who provides a blurb." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Readers will be instantly drawn to her likable characters and beautiful landscape and will be carried along by the plot, right up to the shocking final twist. Fans of British mysteries will love this new series and Simon Serrailler as well."
"Review" by , "Hill knows how to keep those pages turning in a suspense story crafted especially for women."
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