Our Fathers' Lies
William Dougal Crime Series Book 3
By Andrew Taylor
The third book in the acclaimed William Dougal crime series, from Richard & Judy bestselling author and CWA Dagger winner, Andrew Taylor.
The third instalment of the brilliant William Dougal series, from the bestselling author of The American Boy and The Ashes of London.
There's unfinished business between William Dougal and his widowed father. Part of it has to do with Celia Prentisse, William's ex-girlfriend. When her historian father is found drowned, it's declared suicide, but Celia remains unconvinced - not least because his abandoned clothes were found with a bottle of the wrong brand of gin and a slim volume of Schopenhauer's essays.
It's not much evidence, but it's enough to send her godfather, retired British intelligence officer Major Ted Dougal, and his son William off on a trail that leads to a 1930s arsenic poisoning and a still-classified World War I court martial . . .
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13 Sep 2012
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Hodder & Stoughton
An intrigue subtly conceived, sharply and wittily articulated — The Sunday Times
Zestfully written, with high tension rating — Guardian
Sharp, literate, well ordered, and fun — The Times
This one's a maverick . . . [with] a professional touch unusual in a first novel — Irish Times
Intelligent, sharp narration with distinctive and well-etched characters — Times Literary Supplement