The Water Clock

The Water Clock

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In the snowbound landscape of the Cambridgeshire fens, a body is discovered locked in a block of ice. The following day high on Ely Cathedral a second corpse is found, grotesquely 'riding' a stone gargoyle. Journalist Philip Dryden knows he's on to a great story when forensic evidence links both victims to one terrifying event in 1966. But the murders also offer Dryden the key to a very personal mystery. Who saved his life two years ago - and, more importantly, who left his wife to die? The answer will bring Dryden face to face with his own guilt, his own fears - and a cold and ruthless killer . . .
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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 430.91g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0718145518
  • 9780718145514

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Philip Dryden is a senior reporter on the Crow, a paper based in Ely in the Cambridgeshire fen district. His life has been in disarray since Laura, his wife, was left in a coma following a bad car crash in which he could have drowned - an old fear from childhood. Now a body is discovered in a block of ice in the boot of a sunken car. The next day a corpse is discovered riding a stone gargoyle on the roof of Ely Cathedral. Forensic evidence links both victims to an event in 1966. Dryden is more involved than he realises, and eventually he faces a ruthless killer. It all makes for an exciting and unusual crime thriller. The atmosphere is brilliantly described.
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About Jim Kelly

Jim Kelly is a correspondent for the Financial Times. He lives in Ely with his wife, the writer Midge Gilles, and their young daughter. This is his first novel.
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