A Place of Safety

A Place of Safety

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Ex-vicar Lionel Lawrence believes that everyone deserves a second chance, which is why he decides to open the old rectory to a stream of young offenders. All Lionel wants is to help these poor lost souls to find the right path - he has no idea that the consequences of his good deed will include blackmail, murder and a missing teenager.§§But Chief Inspector Barnaby is sure he knows who's behind the worrying disappearance of Lionel's latest young charge - a defiantly elusive suspect he's convinced is the incarnation of evil.§show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 110 x 172 x 26mm | 322.06g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0747249717
  • 9780747249719
  • 2,171,813

About Caroline Graham

Dubbed by the Sunday Times as, 'Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie' and by the Yorkshire Post as 'the most underrated British crime writer', Caroline Graham is the author of five previous Inspector Barnaby novels..show more

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'Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie' The Sunday Times (For DEATH IN DISGUISE) 'Everyone gets what they deserve in this high-class mystery' Sunday Telegraph 'Wickedly acid, yet sympathetic' Publishers Weekly 'Excellent mystery, skilfully handled' Manchester Evening News 'Waspishly funny tale of murder...solved by the appealing Chief Inspector Barnaby and his splendidly thuggish Sergeant Troy' Weekend Telegraph Funny and outrageous, Caroline Graham spins a plot of greed, disguises and redemption' The Sunday Times (For FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH) 'Richly, often affectionately, characterised... A touch of art' Literary Review 'Graham is probably the most underrated British crime writer. Her talent is rare, combining wit, pathos and an entertaining narrative... Brilliant' Yorkshire Post 'One to savour' Val McDermid, Manchester Evening News 'An ingenious plot and excellent characters...Well written, witty and elegantly plotted' Guardian (For DEATH OF A HOLLOW MAN) 'An exemplary crime novel' Literary Review 'An ingenious murder..and a clever solution' The Times 'Hard to praise highly enough' The Sunday Times 'Lots of excellent character sketches... and the dialogue is lively and convincing' Independent 'A mystery of which Agatha Christie would have been proud... A beautifully written crime novel' The Times 'The best-written crime novel I've read in ages' Susan Hill, Good Housekeeping (For WRITTEN IN BLOOD) 'The classic English detective story brought right up to date' Sunday Telegraph 'Plenty of horror spiked by humour, all twirling in a staggering danse macabre' The Sunday Times 'Very funny, with a brilliant cast of eccentrics' Yorkshire Post 'Enlivened by a very sardonic wit and turn of phrase, the narrative drive never falters... a most impresssive performance' Birmingham Post 'A wickedly deft pastiche of the Agatha Christie school of village whodunnits: updated, witty, full of character and 'characters ... Will please Graham's droves of eager fans' The Good Book Guide [for A PLACE OF SAFETY] 'Written with a dry wit and a sharp eye for character' Jersey Evening Postshow more

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970 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 27% (262)
4 39% (376)
3 28% (275)
2 4% (41)
1 2% (16)
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