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Death's Own Door By Andrew Taylor

Death's Own Door
by Andrew Taylor

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The sixth in the acclaimed Lydmouth crime series, set on the Welsh/English border in the years after World War II
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Death's Own Door Summary


Death's Own Door: The Lydmouth Crime Series Book 6 by Andrew Taylor

'Andrew Taylor is a master story-teller' Daily Telegraph

From the No.1 bestselling author of The Ashes of London and The Fire Court, this is the sixth instalment in the acclaimed Lydmouth series


When the body of Rufus Moorcroft, a middle-aged widower with a distinguished war record, is found in his summerhouse, the verdict is suicide. But both reporter Jill Francis and her lover, Detective Richard Thornhill, approaching the case from different angles, discover there's more to it than that.

The key to the mystery stretches back to a highly-charged summer before the war, and back to another death. A local asylum plays a part, as do a moderately famous artist and his wife; Superintendent Williamson, now retired and loathing it; Councillor Bernie Broadbent - a man with more pies than fingers to put in them; a Cambridge don; an aristocratic unmarried mother, now gleefully drawing her old-age pension; and - to Thornhill's surprise and growing horror - his own wife, Edith.

'An excellent writer. He plots with care and intelligence and the solution to the mystery is satisfyingly chilling' The Times

'The most under-rated crime writer in Britain today' Val McDermid

'There is no denying Taylor's talent, his prose exudes a quality uncommon among his contemporaries' Time Out

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Death's Own Door Reviews


An absorbing read * Susanna Yager, Sunday Telegraph *
Taylor is building up a nice fan base for his series of mysteries set in the village of Lydmouth just after the Second World War . . . DEATH'S OWN DOOR will appeal to those who love a traditional English mystery novel * Irish Times *
Taylor's Lydmouth series is turning the classical detective story into a complex picture of our own past * Independent *
Page turningly complicated plots * The Oxford Times *
The most underrated crime writer in Britain today * Val McDermid *

About Andrew Taylor


Andrew Taylor is a British crime and historical novelist, winner of the Cartier Diamond Dagger (for lifelong excellence in the genre) and the triple winner of the Historical Dagger. His books include the Sunday Times bestsellers The Ashes of London and The Fire Court, the international bestseller The American Boy (a Richard and Judy selection); the Roth Trilogy (filmed for TV as Fallen Angel); the Lydmouth Series; the William Dougal Series, The Anatomy of Ghosts, shortlisted for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, and The Scent of Death. He lives on the borders of England and Wales. He reviews for the Spectator and The Times.

For more information about Andrew Taylor and his books, see: www.andrew-taylor.co.uk or follow him on twitter: @andrewjrtaylor

Additional information

GOR001195540
Death's Own Door: The Lydmouth Crime Series Book 6 by Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2002-03-14
384
0340696028
9780340696026
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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