Snares of Guilt
Rukhsana Mahmood is dead, found battered about the head with the ferocity of a great rage. But who would want to kill a kindly young woman whose job as a health visitor made her loved and respected? DI John Handford is assigned the case. It's particularly sensitive as the Asian community is still reeling from the murder case he headed the previous year. Now he's investigating another death that will rake up all the tension from the past, and cause a whole lot more. Along with DS Khalid Ali, who faces hostility and jibes of tokenism, Handford begins to probe possible motives for wanting Rukhsana dead. She made a mixed marriage and her husband's family makes no secret of their pleasure at her death. But is this a punishment killing? Or was pleasant, quiet Rukhsana Mahmood betraying more than one person...
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 110 x 176 x 28mm | 18.14g
- 01 Mar 2004
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
About Lesley Horton
Lesley Horton was a teacher in an inner-city Bradford school before writing her first novel, 'Snares of Guilt'. She lives and writes in Yorkshire.
'On top of coming up with a gripping storyline which is far from your average whodunnit, Horton also manages to incorporate the tensions and attitudes between Bradford's Asian and white communities and the resulting problems and dilemmas, along with introducing the likable character of Inspector Handford.'