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  • Written in the vein of Kate Summerscale's The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher, Moore's story is in many ways more compelling

  • Squire Haggard meets Midsomer Murders
  • A nail-biter

    Daily Mail
  • A terrific read. First class research, beautifully written, a true thriller about an extraordinary story

    Edwina Currie
  • The clever thing is how deftly Peter Moore tells his story. At the time, the murders were a sensation so there are plenty of historical documents, but he has arranged the details in a way that shows a very canny eye for story-telling

    Nicholas Lezard, Guardian

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