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The Earthquake Bird By Susanna Jones

The Earthquake Bird
by Susanna Jones

The stunning, prize-winning first mystery from the author of When Nights Were Cold
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The Earthquake Bird Summary


Early this morning, several hours before my arrest, I was woken by an earth tremor. I mention the incident not to suggest that there was a connection - that somehow the fault lines in my life came crashing together in a form of a couple of policemen - for in Tokyo we have a quake like this every month. I am simply relating the sequence of events as it happened. It has been an unusual day and I would hate to forget anything . . . So begins The Earthquake Bird, a haunting novel set in Japan which reveals a murder on its first page and takes its readers into the mind of the chief suspect, Lucy Fly - a young, vulnerable English girl living and working in Tokyo as a translator. As Lucy is interrogated by the police she reveals her past to the reader, and it is a past which is dangerously ambiguous and compromising . . . Why did Lucy leave England for the foreign anonymity of Japan ten years before, and what exactly had prompted her to sever all links with her family back home? She was the last person to see the murdered girl alive, so why was she not more forthcoming about the circumstances of their last meeting? As Lucy's story unfolds, it emerges that secrets, both past and present, obsess her waking life . . . Winner of the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize

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Sku
GOR001692639
Title
The Earthquake Bird
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Year published
Number of pages
288
ISBN 10
0330485024
ISBN 13
9780330485029
Prizes
Winner of CWA New Blood Dagger 2001 (UK) Winner of John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2001 (UK) Winner of Betty Trask Award 2002 (UK)
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