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Before the Poison

Before the Poison

The Number One bestseller and winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel

After years of Hollywood success composer Chris Lowndes wanted only one thing: to take his beloved wife home to the Yorkshire Dales.

But Laura is gone, and Chris is on his own.

He welcomes the isolation of Kilnsgate House, and the beauty of the dale. And it doesn’t surprise him that a man died there, sixty years ago.

That his wife was convicted of murder.

That something is pulling him deeper and deeper into the story of Grace Elizabeth Fox, who was hanged by the neck until she was dead . . .
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

On Sale: 18th August 2011

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781848949041

Reviews

'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 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>
A gripping tale of guilt and self-sacrifice, it will haunt you to the final page - and beyond
Bella
'Peter Robinson has for too long, and unfairly, been in the shadow of Ian Rankin; perhaps PIECE OF MY HEART . . . will give him the status he deserves, near, perhaps even at the top of, the British crime writers' league . . . PIECE OF MY HEART brilliantly interweaves past and present . . . further enhancing Alan Banks's reputation as one of crime fiction's most appealing cops'
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>
Praise for Peter Robinson
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A police procedural that grips like pliers
<i>Independent on Sunday</i>
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