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Overview


“Peter Dickinson is my own chosen demigod in the pantheon of crime fiction.”
—Laurie R. King

For best-selling author Lady Margaret, the past is no longer a pleasant memory. Her first lover's mysterious death and the seeming inevitability of her inheriting the family's stately home are cast in new light by secrets unwillingly revisited. The first in a series of reprints of Peter Dickinson's mysteries, this classic British mystery will win fans currently engrossed in Downton Abbey.

Praise for Peter Dickinson's mysteries:

"A literary magician controlling an apparently inexhaustible supply of effects . . . Craftsmanship such as this makes for compulsive reading."
—Penelope Lively

"He is the true original, a superb writer who revitalises the traditions of the mystery genre . . . incapable of writing a trite or inelegant sentence . . . a master."
—P. D. James

"He sets new standards in the mystery field that will be hard to live up to."
—Ruth Rendell

"He has an eye and a mind and a voice like no other."
—Donald E. Westlake

"A fresh triumph . . . a simultaneous insight into kids and their minders, and emerging nations, and the concept of freedom - all done with consummate story-telling skill."
—Peter Lovesey

"Read this book carefully. It's a jewel."
The New York Times Review

"Brilliantly imaginative first detective story . . .wonderfully convincing."
The Observer

"Mr Dickinson is the most original crime novelist to appear for a long, long time."
The Guardian

"Brilliantly original, as always."
Times Literary Supplement

"Wry, witty, irresistible."
The Financial Times

"Dickinson tops all his prizewinners with this stunning psychological thriller."
Publishers Weekly

Peter Dickinson has twice received the Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger. He lives in England and is married to the novelist Robin McKinley.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394741000
  • Publisher: Random House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/12/1985

Meet the Author


Peter Dickinson: Peter Dickinson OBE has twice received the Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger as well as the Guardian Award and Whitbread Prize. His latest book is Earth and Air: Tales of Elemental Spirits (Big Mouth House). He lives in England and is married to the novelist Robin McKinley.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    To audrey

    Is this our messaging book? It's is nice to have one book to chat on i guess.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Audrey

    Sure

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    Ivyleaf

    (Back again)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    TO Ivyleaf

    Its a trap he wants to forcemate u

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    Blazeeyes

    Waits

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    NOT THE UNICORN
    MURDERRRRR

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    Facinating

    I enjoyed this book. The main character is believable as young and middle aged. Her busy self absorbed life suddenly becomes clear and I know this can be true. Great mystery where everyone is guilty.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    Interesting Story

    Something different. Worth the read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Really death and unicorns

    Why?

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    Not a bad read but much of the dialog does little to further the story,

    The author has a love story without making the reader feel any passion, a plot that is at best confused, and some characters that should have been very interesting had the reader exxperienced more about them than through their meaningless prattle.
    This author had the makings of an excellent novel, but left the characters relationships needing more development, a clearer idea of who did what to whom in a plot, and statements by characters that are essential to the plot of the story. The storys narrator was too chatty, too many filler senarios, too vague of plot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Why

    Why

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    The best

    I love this book very well written i recommend

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Hdjs

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    Hi buttface hahaahahahaha jk that was immature

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    sounds good

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Worst

    Nasty I dont want to read it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Allsome

    I like it

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 22, 2014

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