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The Discourtesy of Death: A Father Anselm Novel

The Discourtesy of Death: A Father Anselm Novel

by William Brodrick
The Discourtesy of Death: A Father Anselm Novel

The Discourtesy of Death: A Father Anselm Novel

by William Brodrick


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An English barrister-turned-monk looks into a disabled woman’s death: “Strikes a nice balance between sleuthing and character-driven suspense.” —Kirkus Reviews
CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning author
An anonymous letter arrives at the priory accusing 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 too. He is capable of anything if he thinks it’s for the best. And he has set out to execute Peter Henderson . . .
“William Brodrick’s crime novels have the great (and unusual) merit of being unlike anyone else’s.” —Spectator
“Classics in the making.” —Jeffery Deaver

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ISBN-13: 9781468311860
Publisher: ABRAMS, Inc. (Ignition)
Publication date: 07/26/2016
Series: Father Anselm Thrillers
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 309
Sales rank: 506,957
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

William Brodrick was an Augustinian friar before leaving the order to become a lawyer and novelist. Winner of the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award, he is the author of six novels featuring Father Anselm.

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