A Question of Identity (Simon Serrailler Series #7)by Susan Hill
The murder of an old woman rocks the town of Lafferton.The murderer has left a distinctive "sign" on the body and at the scene of the crime. A few weeks later, a similar murder occurs, and then another. Initial investigations discover that the mysterious sign was the calling card of a suspect who was charged with several murders in the northwest of the country/p>
The murder of an old woman rocks the town of Lafferton.The murderer has left a distinctive "sign" on the body and at the scene of the crime. A few weeks later, a similar murder occurs, and then another. Initial investigations discover that the mysterious sign was the calling card of a suspect who was charged with several murders in the northwest of the country, tried but acquitted on the grounds of insufficient evidence. Has he vanished, or is he right under their noses? Simon Serrailler is obliged to delve deeper and scratch out answers in this addictive mystery of surpassing darkness by the bestselling Susan Hill.
"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
"Hill is a fine writer ... Brooding, downright ominous." — Entertainment Weekly
"Crime fans on the lookout for intelligent examples of the genre will enjoy." — Time Out
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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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I have read all of Hill's Simon Serrailler novels to date. This one left me alittle disappointed. It feels lacking in substance compared to the previous ones, all of which I devoured with great enthusiasm. I think that the characters, although well defined, are getting stale, and that the plots are becoming less interesting, even predictable. I have high hopes that this is just a bump in the writer's road, as I want to continue to enjoy Hill's work.