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Titre : The Tinder Box
Éditeur : Macmillan
Date d'édition : 1999
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Fine
Signé : Signed by Author
Edition : 1st Edition.
First British (and true first) Edition (first printing). The eleventh book by the author of THE SCULPTRESS and THE ICE HOUSE, the story of a woman who believes that an Irish day laborer has been falsely accused of murder. Fine/Fine but for the usual slight browning of the pages. Signed by Walters on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 72296
Synopsis : In the small Hampshire village of Sowerbridge, Irish labourer Patrick O'Riordan has been arrested for the brutal murder of elderly Lavinia Fanshaw and her live-in nurse, Dorothy Jenkins. As shock turns to fury, the village residents form a united front against Patrick's parents and cousin, who report incidents of vicious threats and violence. But friend and neighbour Siobhan Lavenham remains convinced that Patrick has fallen victim to a prejudiced investigation and, putting her own position within the bigoted community in serious jeopardy, stands firmly by his family in defence of the O'Riordan name. Days before the trial, terrible secrets about the O'Riordans' past are revealed to Siobhan, and the family's only supporter is forced to question her loyalties. Could Patrick be capable of murder after all? Could his parents' tales of attacks be devious fabrications? And if so, what other lies lurk beneath the surface of their world? As the truth rapidly unfurls, it seems that Sowerbridge residents need to be very afraid. For beneath a cunning facade, someone's chilling ambition is about to ignite ...
A propos de l'auteur: Minette Walters has written ten novels and has won the CWA John Creasey Award for best first crime novel, the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best crime novel published in America and two CWA Gold Daggers for Fiction. Her latest novel, DISORDERED MINDS, will be out in Pan paperback in August 2004. She lives in Dorset with her husband and two children.
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