The Sleeping Policeman
William Dougal Crime Series Book 7
By Andrew Taylor
The seventh book in the acclaimed William Dougal crime series, from Richard & Judy bestselling author and CWA Dagger winner Andrew Taylor.
The seventh book in the acclaimed William Dougal crime series, from the bestselling author of The American Boy and The Ashes of London.
When William Dougal is invited to the cottage of a young doctor to look into a case of blackmail, he soon discovers that the village community is not as quaint as it seems. For hostility and deception brew beneath the surface . . .
As a network of corruption is gradually exposed, the village is shaken by a series of chilling incidents: from a sweep of thefts to a ruthless hit-and-run. And when tensions escalate into murder, it's up to Dougal to piece the puzzle together - before another body turns up.
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22 Nov 2012
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This simple summary does not do justice to the complexity, nor to the subtlety with which the author portrays his characters . . . this is undoubtedly Andrew Taylor's best book yet — Evening Standard
Enjoyable voyeuristic peep at greedy, back-scratching local community — Guardian
Keen, quirky, dying-fall entertainment. — The Sunday Times
Well modulated, enjoyable criminous entertainment — Guardian
Andrew Taylor is a master story-teller. — Daily Telegraph