In The Shadow of Evil

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When Antonia Halliday is found dead in a barn, her head and neck slashed with an old-fashioned sickle, Paget and Tregalles attend the scene. The victim is from Bromley Manor, the country home of a highly respected family with links to the chief constable, and Chief Superintendent Brock warns Paget to tread carefully. With all the evidence drawing Paget back to the manor, he soon finds himself at odds with his superiors ? and the killer is not quite finished yet . .

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Overview

When Antonia Halliday is found dead in a barn, her head and neck slashed with an old-fashioned sickle, Paget and Tregalles attend the scene. The victim is from Bromley Manor, the country home of a highly respected family with links to the chief constable, and Chief Superintendent Brock warns Paget to tread carefully. With all the evidence drawing Paget back to the manor, he soon finds himself at odds with his superiors – and the killer is not quite finished yet . .

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Det. Chief Insp. Neil Paget investigates the murder of Antonia “Toni” Halliday, the willful 23-year-old stepdaughter of Charles Bromley of Bromley Manor, and a near-fatal accident involving Maj. Adrian Farnsworth, a Bromley neighbor, in Smith’s well-constructed ninth procedural featuring the Shropshire policeman (after 2010’s A Killing Resurrected). Chief Supt. Morgan Brock, who’s eager to avoid upsetting Charles, believes plumber George Nash was the one who nearly decapitated Toni with a sickle in the Bromley barn. Nash earlier threatened Toni after she lost control of her car and hit his five-year-old daughter, seriously injuring the girl. Not one to jump to conclusions, Paget soon discovers that practically everyone at the manor is telling lies, and that the small office at the back of the barn was a love nest for someone. Despite uncooperative witnesses and suspects, Paget and his crew doggedly pursue their quarry, who emerges as a most subtle killer. (July)
Library Journal
Beware of village life, thinks DCI Paget in Smith's ninth tightly crafted procedural (after A Killing Resurrected). A horrific slaying in a barn opens up a whole slew of motives and leads to more deaths.
Kirkus Reviews
Family life can be messy, DCI Neil Paget (A Killing Resurrected, 2011, etc.) finds, when a retired surgeon's stepdaughter is brutally murdered. When Charles Bromley left his London practice for the country, he'd hoped to find escape from the scandal that erupted when young Antonia Halliday accused him of deliberately botching her father's surgery so that he could marry his rich, beautiful widow Margaret. But now Toni's back, trying to patch things up with her mother and, Charles suspects, wheedle her way into the fund Margaret holds in trust for her. So he's not really sorry when local farmer Bob Thorsen, in search of his dog Toby, finds Toni's body in the Bromley Manor barn. He is sorry, though, for all this fuss the investigation causes--so sorry he complains to Chief Superintendent Brock, who warns Paget to rein it in. But Paget wants to learn much more about this peculiar household. Why, for instance, did Charles' brother Paul flee the scene on the night of Toni's murder? What connection did Charles' son, Julian, have with Toni and with her newly announced pregnancy? Why does Elizabeth Etherton, the sister of Charles' first wife, still live with them? And most of all, why has housemaid Gwyneth Jones, who was likely in the barn the night of Toni's murder, disappeared? Smith takes the usual elements--dogged investigator, loyal subordinates, interfering boss, family plagued with secrets--and combines them to produce the usual result.
Booklist
“Smith’s quick pacing and clever clueing will delight both procedural fans and cold-case bloodhounds” on A Killing Resurrected
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780727881526
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Series: DCI Neil Paget Mysteries Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 972,808
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Smith has always been fascinated by language. He worked as a journalist in many countries before beginning formal academic studies in Australia. This led to a Ph.D. at Harvard University and further world travel researching, lecturing, and writing on thinking and learning. He has been a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education; the University of Toronto; the University of Victoria, British Columbia; and the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. He has published many articles and books.

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