The Skeleton Man

The Skeleton Man : A Philip Dryden Mystery

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For seventeen years, the Cambridgeshire hamlet of Jude's Ferry has lain abandoned, requisitioned by the Government for military training. In its thousand-year-old history, it had been famous for one thing - never having recorded a single crime.

But when local reporter Philip Dryden joins the Territorial Army on exercise in the empty village, its spotless history is literally blown apart. For the TA's shells reveal a hidden cellar beneath the old pub. And inside the cellar hangs a skeleton, a noose around its neck . . .

Two days later, a man is pulled from the reeds in the river near Ely - he has no idea who he is or how he got there. But he knows the words 'Jude's Ferry' are important, and he knows he is afraid...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 112 x 180 x 34mm | 222.26g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141027495
  • 9780141027494
  • 457,027

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Intelligent crime fiction - leaves the reader hungry for more Val McDermid
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Intelligent crime fiction - leaves the reader hungry for more * Val McDermid * A significant new talent * Sunday Times * A significant new talent * Sunday Times *
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About Jim Kelly

Jim Kelly is the author of The Coldest Blood, The Fire Baby, The Moon Tunnel and The Water Clock, which was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Award. He lives in Ely.
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