The Deadly Joker

The Deadly Joker

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by Nicholas Blake
     
 

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When John Waterson and his young wife chose Netherplash Cantorum, Dorset, for their retirement years, they could not have predicted that this idyllic spot had one severe but unforeseeable drawback: among its inhabitants was a practical joker whose fertile mind ran to the most bizarre and grotesque designs.

The Village was no place for a quite retirement, or… See more details below

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When John Waterson and his young wife chose Netherplash Cantorum, Dorset, for their retirement years, they could not have predicted that this idyllic spot had one severe but unforeseeable drawback: among its inhabitants was a practical joker whose fertile mind ran to the most bizarre and grotesque designs.

The Village was no place for a quite retirement, or for a gentle recuperation from the nervous breakdown that had afflicted Waterson's wife. In Netherplash, the peace is continually disrupted with extraordinary events tripping over each other which, in the end, lead to a hideous and painful murder.

With a cast of characters who are both bizarre and believable, this is an original tour-de-force of crime fiction placing Blake firmly in the genre.

"It really shouldn't be missed...this is a book with an extremely original approach and an extremely original idea." - The Sunday Times

Editorial Reviews

The Sunday Times

It really shouldn't be missed...this is a book with an extremely original approach and an extremely original idea.
Little Victims

Very difficult to put down.
The Daily Express

Recommended for those who like their crime original.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781448210152
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/19/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
586,247
File size:
2 MB

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