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The Soul of Discretion

Susan Hill

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-1299-7
Trim Size: 5.3 x 8
Paperback

05/03/2016

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In the eighth of the critically acclaimed Simon Serrailler series, the Chief Superintendent is faced with worse crimes than ever, and the town of Lafferton is left reeling

Susan Hill—the Man Booker Prize nominee and winner of the Whitbread, Somerset Maugham, and John Llewellyn Rhys awards—returns with a gripping new novel, the latest chapter in one of the most acclaimed mystery series of our time.

When Simon Serrailler is called in by Lafferton’s new Chief Constable, he is met by two plainclothes officers who ask him to take the principal role in a difficult, potentially dangerous undercover operation. He must leave town immediately, without telling anyone—not even his girlfriend Rachel, who has only just moved in with him. To complete his special operation, Simon must inhabit the mind of the worst kind of criminal. This takes its toll on Simon and— as the investigation unfolds—also on the town and some of its most respected citizens.


Praise for the Simon Serrailler Mysteries:

"Not all great novelists can write crime fiction, but when one like Susan Hill does it, the result is stunning." -Ruth Rendell "As every Trollope reader knows, English cathedral towns can be hotbeds of viciousness and vice. And so it is in Lafferton, where Susan Hill sets her thoughtful mysteries." -The New York Times Book Review

"Beautifully written . . . Hill is giving us a timeless panorama of life and death in an English town, one in which a murder investigation is only one drama among many." -Entertainment Weekly

"Hill can take us anywhere, keeping us interested . . . She knows how to keep those pages turning." -Chicago Sun-Times



Susan Hill's novels and short stories have won the Whitbread, Somerset Maugham, and John Llewellyn Rhys awards, and the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. She is the author of fifty-six books. The play adapted from her famous ghost story, The Woman in Black, has been running in the West End since 1989; it is also a major feature film starring Daniel Radcliffe. Her crime novels featuring DCS Simon Serrailler are currently being adapted for TV.

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