A historical murder story exploring the psychological aftermath of World War I. The murders of Colonel Fletcher, his wife and two of their staff seem to be the result of a violent robbery until Detective Inspector Madden arrives. His experience of the horrors of World War I lead him to believe the crimes were perpetrated by a psychopath.
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The award-winning first novel in this outstanding historical crime series featuring John Madden - now with a stunning new lookFrom the Back Cover:
'A stylish and accomplished novel with the gripping suspense of the most tense psychological thriller' Val McDermid
It is 1921 and a terrible discovery has been made at a manor house in Surrey - the bloodied bodies of Colonel Fletcher, his wife and two of their staff. The victims have all been stabbed and the lack of disturbance in the house suggests that the attack was one of terrifying speed.
The Surrey police force seem ready to put the murders down to robbery with violence, but Detective Inspector Madden from Scotland Yard sees things slightly differently. For he has experienced the horrors of World War I and has seen madness at first hand. And he is certain this crime has been perpetrated by a psychopath who will strike again . . . and soon.
'A brilliantly crafted thriller . . . A psychological chiller and police procedural, with fascinating period detail' Daily Telegraph
'An outstanding book' Scotsman
'A superior novel of psychological tension that rises well above its formula' The Times
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