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 . . .
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Quietly reeling from the death of his beloved wife, Chris Lowndes decides to return to the Yorkshire Dales after twenty-five successful years spent in Hollywood composing film scores. He purchases Kilnsgate House, a charming old mansion deep in the country, but something about the place disturbs him. His unease intensifies when he learns Kilnsgate was once the scene of a sensational murder. More than fifty years earlier, prominent doctor Ernest Arthur Fox was poisoned there, allegedly by his beautiful and much younger wife, Grace, who was subsequently tried, condemned, and hanged for the crime.
His curiosity piqued, Chris decides to investigate, and the more he discovers, the more convinced he becomes of Grace’s innocence. Despite warnings to leave it
be, his quest for the truth is soon leading him through dark shadows of the past . . .
and into a strange web of secrets that lie perilously close to the present.
A complex, multilayered thriller, Before the Poison is one of Peter Robinson’s most brilliant novels—and one readers won’t soon forget.About the Author :
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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Description du livre McClelland & Stewart, 2012. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 077107624X