The Shadows in the Street
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Two local prostitutes are found brutally strangled. Serrailler is called back urgently from his sabbatical but by the time he reaches Lafferton another girl has vanished. Then the wife of the Dean at the Cathedral goes missing - has the killer widened their net or is there more than one murderer at large?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 26mm | 281.23g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099499282
  • 9780099499282
  • 67,364

About Susan Hill

Susan Hill has been a professional writer for over fifty years. Her books have won awards and prizes including the Whitbread, the John Llewellyn Rhys and the Somerset Maugham; and have been shortlisted for the Booker. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Honours. Her novels include Strange Meeting, I'm the King of the Castle and A Kind Man. She has also published autobiographical works and collections of short stories as well as the Simon Serrailler series of crime novels. The play of her ghost story The Woman in Black has been running in London's West End since 1988. She has two adult daughters and lives in North Norfolk.show more

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"Exhilarating" Independent "Brilliantly compelling" Daily Mirror "A crime tale with an emotional core" Herald "Susan Hill's Serrailler novels, with their persuasively-drawn copper and his equally well-rounded family, are real treats" -- Barry Forshaw Daily Express "Susan Hill is extremely rare if not unique in having achieved enormous literary success in two genres, that of so-called straight novels and crime fiction... Deeply engrossing and enjoyable" -- Antonia Fraser The Ladyshow more

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‘Susan Hill’s Serrailler novels, with their persuasively-drawn copper and his equally well-rounded family, are a real treat’ Daily Express Simon Serrailler is on sabbatical on a Scottish island, recovering from an exhausting murder investigation, when he is urgently summoned back to Lafferton. Two local prostitutes have been found strangled. By the time Serrailer has reached the town, another girl has vanished. Is this a vendetta against prostitutes by someone with a warped mind? Or a series of killings by an angry punter? Then the wife of the new Dean at the Cathedral goes missing – has the killer widened their net or is there more than one murderer at large? ‘A crime series that specialises in sidestepping conventions, always to exhilarating effect. These books success in harnessing all the genre’s addictive power while maintaining a complexity and fascination entirely their own’ Independent ‘Nothing’s quite as it seems, except Hill’s brilliantly compelling prose’ Daily Mirrorshow more

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"Exhilarating" Independentshow more