Desire to Kill

Desire to Kill

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Amy Langford moves to Digby Hall after her life is shattered by the death of her husband and discovers that she now lives with another Amy, who vows revenge on Amy Lanford's enemies
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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 146.05 x 220 x 25.4mm | 430.91g
  • John Curley & Associates
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large Print edition
  • 0792700864
  • 9780792700869

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Digby Hall, a serene, expensive retirement home, is hit by a wave of murders soon after the arrival of self-centered widow Amy Langford - a semi-psychotic sort who's determined to punish her fellow residents (because they remain politely indifferent to Amy's superficial charm and social status). Gentle, arthritic Mrs. Graham is the first to go - in a death contrived to pass as natural. Next: deaf, still-handsome Clement Horder, who's especially vulnerable to Amy because she resembles his late, beloved wife. But, though Clement's car-"accident" nearly kills Amy as well (the perfect alibi), the two remaining residents - Dr. George Cunningham and Nancy Pick - are nevertheless suspicious. And, together with the young marrieds who run the home, the oldsters fight back - with melodramatic, ironic results. Despite the overfamiliar basic plot: solid chills, well-drawn minor characters, a nice autumnal romance (George and Nancy) - and Clarke's best work yet in a contemporary setting. (Kirkus Reviews)
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