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Naked to the Hangman By Andrew Taylor

Naked to the Hangman
by Andrew Taylor

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Stunning classic crime by Richard & Judy bestselling author Andrew Taylor will appeal to everyone who loved THE AMERICAN BOY and all mainstream crime readers.
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Naked to the Hangman: The Lydmouth Crime Series Book 8 by Andrew Taylor

As a young police officer in Palestine during the closing months of the Mandate -- the cradle of Middle Eastern terrorism -- Richard Thornhill saw and did things which still haunt his dreams and make him fear for his sanity. Is he himself a killer? Now, when a retired police officer is found dead in the ruins of Lydmouth Castle, the past has come back to claim Detective Inspector Thornhill, and he is under suspicion of another murder. His wife Edith and former lover Jill Francis join forces in an uneasy alliance to try to help him. But there are many complications -- scandalous allegations have been made about Miss Awre's School of Dancing; the Ruispidge Charity's annual dance for young people is under threat; teenagers haunt the newly opened Italian coffee bar and yearn for fumbled intimacies in the sheltering darkness of the Rex Cinema; an Oxford don is looking for love; the Angel of Death wears khaki shorts and drives a Ford van. And the Spring floods are rising higher than they have in living memory, drowning a multitude of secrets ...

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Naked to the Hangman Reviews


'Taylor's novels are always intelligent, well-structured and engrossing reads.' -- Yorkshire Post 'Andrew Taylor's Lydmouth series becomes more impressive with each book ... Taylor's special skill is getting under the skill of his characters and creating a vivid portrait of even the dullest setting. It's a very accomplished novel.' -- Sunday Telegraph 'This latest entry in the excellent Lydmouth series is arguably even stronger than its predecessor, the admirable Call for the Dying ... He draws us completely into the remote world of 1950s rural England and makes what happens there matter very much. A considerable achievement.' -- Tangled Web Praise for Andrew Taylor and CALL THE DYING -- : 'Taylor's Lydmouth series is turning the classical detective story into a complex picture of our own past' -- Independent 'CALL THE DYING is expert, ingenious and absorbing.' -- Literary Review 'The most underrated crime writer in Britain today' -- Val McDermid 'Andrew Taylor is one of the most interesting, if not THE most interesting novelist writing on crime in England today. Like Ruth Rendell he produces particularly good, emotionally complex psychological novels and rather better straight detective novels than she does in her Wexford series' -- Harriet Waugh, Spectator 'Taylor is an excellent writer' -- The Times 'Taylor is, as always, adept at showing the reality beneath the surface, as the characters interact and the unsavoury truth behind the murder is gradually revealed' -- Sunday Telegraph 'Full of nostalgic detail, this is old-fashioned crime at its best - perfect for a cold winter night in front of a roaring fire.' -- Sunday Times

About Andrew Taylor


Andrew Taylor has worked as a boatbuilder, wages clerk, librarian, labourer and publisher's reader. He has written many crime novels as well as children's books and lives with his wife and their two children in the Forest of Dean, on the borders of England and Wales.

Additional information

GOR001077065
Naked to the Hangman: The Lydmouth Crime Series Book 8 by Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2006-10-19
400
0340895195
9780340895191
N/A
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