'Serrailler, Hill's brilliant detective, is the central character in the great writer's crime fiction novels' CAMILLA, DUCHESS OF CORNWALL
Two local prostitutes are found brutally strangled.
Serrailler is called back urgently from his sabbatical but by the time he reaches Lafferton another girl has vanished.
Then the wife of the Dean at the Cathedral goes missing - has the killer widened their net or is there more than one murderer at large?
A crime tale with an emotional core
Susan Hill's Serrailler novels, with their persuasively-drawn copper and his equally well-rounded family, are real treats
Susan Hill is extremely rare if not unique in having achieved enormous literary success in two genres, that of so-called straight novels and crime fiction... Deeply engrossing and enjoyable