Oxford Shadows
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Oxford Shadows

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Description

Oxfordshire appeared to be a haven of safety for many children sent away from the bombs falling on London in 1944, but for 10-year-old Chris Barnes, the result was death. Over 50 years later, novelist Kate Ivory, searching for material for her latest historical romance, uncovers Chris's tragic tale. Amongst piles of old papers in the attic of the house she shares with her partner, George, she finds the child's diary and a haunting photograph of a face she cannot forget. Kate determines to uncover the mystery surrounding Chris's death, but George's family appears to be implicated - and Kate is faced with an impossible choice...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 110 x 172 x 22mm | 181.44g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0747268444
  • 9780747268444
  • 352,074

Review quote

Previous:'Veronica Stallwood has come up with another first-class page-turner' Oxford Mail'Stallwood is in the top rank of crime writers' Daily Telegraph'Not only plausible, but in my view, absolutely compelling' Scotsman 'Novelist Kate Ivory snoops with intelligence, wit and some nice insights' The Times 'One of the cleverest of the year's crop [with] a flesh-and-brains heroine' Observer THE RAINBOW SIGN:'A haunting and atmospheric piece...Stallwood has fought her way to the top of the tree in British crime writing with some arrestingly writen thrillers' The Times'Veronica Stallwood has come up with another first-class page-turner' Oxford Mail'The Rainbow Sign is a thriller that can't be faulted... Breath-taking descriptions of a desert country eclipsed only by Stallwood's insight into people's minds. The plot, sensed rather than seen, unfolds page by page, alluring and tantalising' Shots'An elegiac mystery' Scotsman'A breakthrough novel...A deceptive and atmospheric tale of British crime' Time Out OXFORD SHIFT:'Gives Colin Dexter a run for his money among the dreaming spires... Stallwood has fought her way to the top of the tree in British crime writing with some arrestingly written thrillers' The Times 'Entertaining' Oxford Times Entertaining * OXFORD TIMES * `Stallwood delves into chilling psychology' Independent `Stallwood delves into chilling psychology' * INDEPENDENT * Stallwood continues to demonstrate that there is life after Colin Dexter with an Oxford crime series every bit as civilised as the Morse books... Stallwood's speciality is adroit plotting set in a vividly realised Oxford locale, and this is vintage stuff * THE TIMES * 'Stallwood's speciality is adroit plotting set in a vividly realised Oxford locale, and this is vintage stuff' The Timesshow more

About Veronica Stallwood

Veronica Stallwood was born in London, educated abroad and now lives near Oxford. In the past she has worked at the Bodleian Library and more recently in New College Library.show more

Review Text

'Stallwood's speciality is adroit plotting set in a vividly realised Oxford locale, and this is vintage stuff' The Timesshow more

Rating details

52 ratings
3.36 out of 5 stars
5 12% (6)
4 27% (14)
3 50% (26)
2 10% (5)
1 2% (1)
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