The Shadows in the Street

The Shadows in the Street

[a Simon Serrailler Crime Novel]

Book - 2010
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Susan Hill's most exciting crime novel yet, another gripping and psychologically acute story set in the darker side of a Cathedral town. Now available in trade paperback from Vintage Canada.

Simon Serrailler is on a sabbatical when he is recalled to Lafferton to investigate the murders of two local prostitutes. By the time he returns, another girl has disappeared. Is this a vendetta against prostitutes by someone with a warped mind? Or a series of killings by an angry customer? But then one of the Cathedral wives goes missing, followed bynbsp;another young married woman, on her way to work. Serrailler follows lead after lead, all of which become dead ends. It is only through a piece of luck, a chance meeting and a life put in grave danger that he finally gets a result...

Susan Hill has a genius for evoking atmosphere and suspense, and her characters are so real that the reader isnbsp;caught up not only in the mystery but in the drama of their lives.

Publisher: Toronto : A.A. Knopf Canada, c2010.
ISBN: 9780307399137
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY HIL
Characteristics: 372 p. ; 24 cm.


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Jan 12, 2015

Typical Susan Hill and a very good read.She knows her English people at all levels of society very well and her people, with all their foibles, are entirely believable.

Mar 13, 2014

I enjoyed this book but was very disappointed with the bad language sprinkled throughout.
I am sure Susan Hill could have used different words to express her feelings.

Jul 05, 2012

One of my favorite British crime novelists. Lots of character depth and mystery, hard to put down.

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