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The discourtesy of death, William Brodrick

Label
The discourtesy of death
Title
The discourtesy of death
Statement of responsibility
William Brodrick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An anonymous letter sent to Larkwood's Prior accuses Peter Henderson, an academic celebrity renowned for daring ideas, of a grotesque murder: the calculated killing of Jenny, his disabled partner, believed by everyone to have died peacefully two years previously from a sudden attack of cancer. But for this letter there is no evidence, no suspect and no crime. Time has moved on. Lives have been rebuilt. Grief and loss are tempered by a comforting thought: a paralysed woman, once an acclaimed dancer, had died quickly and painlessly, spared a drawn out illness; a life marked by agonising misfortune had come to a merciful end. But now Anselm has been told the truth behind the soothing lie. He must move cautiously to expose the killer and the killing. He must think of young Timothy, Jenny and Peter's son. A boy who is still learning to live without his mother. And so Anselm begins his most delicate investigation yet, unaware that Jenny's adoring father is also thinking of Timothy's future; that this urbane former army officer is haunted by the memory of torture and shoot-to-kill operations in Northern Ireland; that he remains capable of anything, if he thinks it's for the best; that he has set out to execute Peter Henderson. Death, dying and killing, however, were never so complicated." --Publisher description
Member of
Awards note
Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger.
Cataloging source
NLNZ- YDXCP
Dewey number
BRO
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Father Anslem
Series volume
5
The discourtesy of death, William Brodrick
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The discourtesy of death, William Brodrick
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An anonymous letter sent to Larkwood's Prior accuses Peter Henderson, an academic celebrity renowned for daring ideas, of a grotesque murder: the calculated killing of Jenny, his disabled partner. And so Father Anselm begins his most delicate investigation yet, considering of young Timothy, Jenny and Peter's son. But he is unaware that Jenny's adoring father is also thinking of Timothy's future; that this urbane former army officer is haunted by the memory of torture and shoot-to-kill operations in Northern Ireland; that he remains capable of anything, if he thinks it's for the best; that he has set out to execute Peter Henderson
Control code
15129293
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24 cm.
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Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781408704721
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2090718
  • (OCoLC)855190360
  • (AuCNLKIN)000052116452

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