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The Discourtesy of Death

William Brodrick

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ISBN 13: 9781468314274
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8
Paperback
Overlook
4/4/17

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Father Anselm finds himself embroiled in a deadly conflict of men and morals in this provocative tale of the meaning of justice.

An anonymous letter accuses a prominent academic, Peter Henderson, of a grotesque murder: the calculated killing of Jenny, his disabled partner, believed by everyone to have died peacefully two years ago.

Time has moved on. Grief and loss were tempered by a comforting thought: Jenny was spared a long and painful illness. Knowing the truth behind the soothing lie, Father Anselm―former barrister, current clergyman―must move cautiously to expose the killer and the killing without harming young Timothy, Jenny and Peter’s son. But Jenny’s father is looking out for his grandson, and he is capable of anything if he thinks it’s for the best. He has set out to execute Peter Henderson.

Death, dying, and killing have never been so complicated.


William Brodrick was an Augustinian friar before leaving the order to become a barrister. He won the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award in 2009, and is the author of six novels featuring Father Anselm, all available or forthcoming from Overlook.

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