A Little Death

A Little Death

3.17 (141 ratings by Goodreads)
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'A Little Death' is a taut crime novel that begins in 1955 with the discovery of three dead elderly recluses. One of the victims of this incident was the prime suspect of a murder inquiry 30 years earlier.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 154.9 x 236.2 x 30.5mm | 544.32g
  • ISIS Publishing
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large Print edition
  • 0753166771
  • 9780753166772

Review Text

The death in 1994 of 104-year-old Lady Kelway - the model of Victorian propriety - closed the book on an unexplained sequence of Grand Guignol episodes which haunted her family. In the 1890s her youngest brother was discovered in their country house garden, dead from a headwound. In 1928, her cousin Georgina was accused, but accquitted, of causing her husband's unexpected death. In 1955, Georgina herself, her brother Edmund and their housekeeper were found, all shot dead in a house in respectable South Kensington. So, what actually happened? Told in three distinct voices this gothic novel uncannily evokes the period class-structure, the relationships between parents and children and the great gaps of understanding and communication between them. A skilful and persuasive first novel. (Kirkus UK)show more

Rating details

141 ratings
3.17 out of 5 stars
5 9% (12)
4 35% (49)
3 30% (43)
2 18% (26)
1 8% (11)
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