Death in a Far Country

Death in a Far Country

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In the dark of the night, two girls are running for their lives. Terrified, one falls and, unable to get up, she forces her friend to go on without her, to save herself. For her, there is no escape as the attackers close in...The following morning the body of a young girl is found in the canal. DCI Thackeray, recently returned to the force after a bungled kidnapping operation left him near death, is put on the case. But with the entire town's attention focused on the football team's upcoming match against Chelsea, no one seems to be able to tell the police anything about how the girl died, let alone identify her. Thackeray's girlfriend, reporter Laura Ackroyd, also has much to investigate. The appointment of a female chairman at the football club has annoyed many people, in particular the men who dominate the shareholders and who will apparently stoop to any depth to force her out. Thackeray and Ackroyd soon discover that their two stories are linked, and the common denominators are the shady dealings of the club's directors and the unsavory goings-on at the infamous post-game parties. But as Laura becomes more and more involved in the case, does she risk putting Thackeray's job and her life in danger?show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 1 pages
  • 144 x 212 x 32mm | 458.14g
  • ALLISON & BUSBY
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0749081791
  • 9780749081799
  • 1,753,414

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'Hall's style is refreshingly clean and uncluttered, and her narrative achieves a powerful momentum as the layers of deception are stripped away. Her journalist protagonist is an intelligently realised character'. Times Literary Supplement 'Hall's characters have the smack-in-the-face quality of real life, are well developed and, most importantly, co-exist with some very fine plotting indeed' Crime Timeshow more

About Patricia Hall

PATRICIA HALL is the pen-name of journalist Maureen O'Connor. She was born and brought up in West Yorkshire, which is where she chose to set her acclaimed series of novels featuring reporter Laura Ackroyd and DCI Michael Thackeray. She is married, with two grown-up sons, and now lives in Oxford.show more

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2 7% (2)
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