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Before the Poison

Before the Poison

Through the years of success in Hollywood composing music for the world’s most lauded films, Chris always promised his wife they would return to the Yorkshire Dales one day. Now, after his wife’s death, Chris feels he must not forget his promise.

Back in the Dales, he rents an isolated house that will allow him the space to come to terms with his grief and the quiet to allow him to compose his piano sonata. But when he finds that the house was the scene of a murder in the 1950s, and that the convicted murderer was one of the last women hanged in England, he finds himself increasingly distracted by the events of sixty years before . . .

(P)2011 Hodder & Stoughton
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 18th August 2011

Price: £25

ISBN-13: 9781444722574

Reviews

With this stand-alone novel, Mr. Robinson - best-known for his award-winning Inspector Banks mystery series - has fashioned a gripping tale that brings to mind not only old-time Hollywood but also British "golden age" storytelling in the Agatha Christie and Daphne du Maurier tradition
<i>Wall Street Journal</i>
'Brilliant! . . . Gut-wrenching plotting, alongside heart-wrenching portraits of the characters who populate his world, not to mention the top-notch police procedure.'
Jeffery Deaver
With adept professionalism, Robinson brings to the reader a story that is tantalisingly unravelled like a poisoned present . . . a haunting, moving tale that will get you thinking days after the last word has been read
crimesquad.com
Praise for Peter Robinson
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A gripping tale of guilt and self-sacrifice, it will haunt you to the final page - and beyond
Bella
A police procedural that grips like pliers
<i>Independent on Sunday</i>
'Peter Robinson has for too long, and unfairly, been in the shadow of Ian Rankin; perhaps PIECE OF MY HEART, the latest in the Chief Inspector Banks series, will give him the status he deserves, near, perhaps even at the top of, the British crime writers' league'
Marcel Berlins, <i>The Times</i>
If Robinson is to turn out one-off novels as assured as this perhaps we wouldn't mind too much if Alan Banks was to retire and take up beekeeping in Sussex.
Barry Forshaw, <i>Daily Express</i>