Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 978-0-7710-7622-0 (0-7710-7622-3)
Pub Date: October 4, 2011
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From bestselling author Peter Robinson comes this atmospheric, suspenseful, and thrilling standalone novel
Through the years of success in Hollywood composing film scores, Chris always promised his wife they'd return to the Yorkshire Dales one day. Now a widower, Chris feels he must not forget his promise. Back in the Dales, he rents an isolated house that will allow him the space to grieve and the peace to compose his piano sonata. But when he finds that the house was the scene of a murder in the 1950s, and the convicted murderer was one of the last women hanged in England, he finds himself increasingly distracted by the events of sixty years before . . .
FINALIST 2012 - Arthur Ellis Award
Praise for Peter Robinson:
"Robinson, actually seems to grow in front of our eyes, delivering books of greater complexity each time."
— Otto Penzler
"Robinson is incapable of writing a dull sentence."
— People Magazine
"Robinson quietly and methodically stretches the boundries of crime fiction."
— National Post
"Robinson, of course, is among the upper elite of crime writers...."
— Hamilton Spectator
Yorkshire-born Peter Robinson, a long-time Toronto resident, is one of the world's top writers of crime fiction and a winner of numerous awards, including the United States' Edgar Award; the British Dagger in the Library Award; France's prestigious Grand Prix de Littérature Policière; Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Award; and, in Canada, several Arthur Ellis Best Crime Novel Awards. In 2010, he was given the Crime Writers of Canada's Derrick Murdoch Award for his outstanding contribution to crime fiction, the Harbourfront Festival Prize for a body of work, and he was also awarded an honorary degree by the University of Windsor. His novels are published around the world and have been translated into nineteen languages.
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