In a stand-alone psychological thriller from acclaimed mystery master Reginald Hill, a mysterious ex-con returns to his remote childhood home on a deadly hunt for revenge. Combining the chilling atmospheres of Thomas Harris’s The Silence of the Lambs, the narrative ingenuity of P.D. James’s The Private Patient, and the compelling characterizations of Hill’s own Dalziel and Pascoe series, Hill delivers a frightful, fast-paced study of suspense at its most sinister in The Woodcutter.
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The Detection Club represents the cream of British crime writing talent. Founded on the cusp of the 1930s, the Club’s first President was G.K. Chesterton, and since then the mantle of Presidency has passed to some of the most significant names inthe history of crime fiction, including Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Julian Symons. The Club meets three times a year – to dine, to plot, and to exchange ideas.
This anthology includes eleven new stories by the Best of British: Robert Barnard, Lyndsey Davis, Colin Dexter, Clare Francis, Robert Goddard, John Harvey, Reginald Hill, P.D. James, H.R.F. Keating, Michael Ridpath and Margaret Yorke, and has been edited by the Club’s President, Simon Brett. Among the authors are a number of bestsellers, as well as winners of both Diamond and Gold Daggers.
This outstanding collection is a must for crime lovers everywhere.
P.D. James • The Part-Time Job
Michael Ridpath • Partnership Track
H.R.F. Keating • A Toothbrush
John Harvey • The Sun, the Moon and the Stars
Lindsey Davis • ‘Going Anywhere Nice?’
Colin Dexter • Between the Lines
Robert Barnard • The Life-lie
Margaret Yorke • The Woman from Marlow
Robert Goddard • Toupee for a Bald Tyre
Clare Francis • The Holiday
Reginald Hill • Fool of Myself