The Various Haunts Of Men

The Various Haunts Of Men : Simon Serrailler Book 1

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A woman vanishes in the fog up on the Hill in Lafferton. The police have one lead - a pair of expensive cuff-links found in her flat, with a mysterious note attached to them.

Then a young girl, an old man and even a dog disappear in quick succession in exactly the same place.

Young policewoman Freya Graffham and Chief Inspector Simon Serrailler are given the task of unravelling the mystery. But can they find the Hill killer before he strikes again?

'Not all great novelists can write crime fiction but when one like Susan Hill does the result is stunning' Ruth Rendell
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 36mm | 394g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0099534983
  • 9780099534983
  • 89,109

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"A gripping whodunnit and a subtle study of the mind of a psychopath"
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"A gripping whodunnit and a subtle study of the mind of a psychopath" * Daily Mail * "I loved this book. Masterly and satisfying" * Ruth Rendell * "This book must be judged as a potential successor to the great sequences of detective writing by PD James and Ruth Rendell...excellent" * Daily Telegraph * "She has the priceless ability to construct a solidly-researched narrative that keeps the reader turning the pages" * Independent * "Hill's first crime novel has a grip of steel" * Woman and Home *
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About Susan Hill

Susan Hill has been a writer for over fifty years. Her books have won awards and prizes including the Whitbread, the John Llewellyn Rhys and the Somerset Maugham; and have been shortlisted for the Booker. Her novels include Strange Meeting, I'm the King of the Castle and A Kind Man; and she has also published autobiographical works and collections of short stories. She is also the author of the bestselling Simon Serrailler cases. The play of her ghost story The Woman in Black has been running in London's West End since 1988. She is married with two adult daughters and lives in North Norfolk.
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Rating details

8,114 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 26% (2,122)
4 40% (3,283)
3 24% (1,967)
2 7% (533)
1 3% (209)

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What I liked: The quality of the writing, character development, and the time taken to build up details, not often found in crime writing nowadays. What I didn't like: The crime plot itself was weak, as were the motivations, and not very interesting: plot contrived to bring about the ending. Overall disappointing, after initial good feeling about more
by Parmeeta Bhogal
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