Hill, Reginald The Long Kill

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The Long Kill

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A compelling and ingenious thriller from the brilliantly inventive Reginald Hill… ‘One of Britain’s most consistently excellent crime novelists’ Marcel Berlins, The Times

When a hitman starts missing, it’s time to retire. And where better than the Lake District where the air is healthy, the scenery spectacular, and there’s a handsome young widow who’s caught your eye.

Everything in this Garden of Eden seems lovely to Jaysmith. But soon he begins to discover, as many another retired man before him, that settling down to the quiet life is not as easy as it seems. His old employers aren’t keen to lose him, his past is always lying in wait, and when Anya introduces him to her family, Jaysmith realizes there’s no way out. He’s back in business, and it makes little difference that this time it’s to defend, not destroy. However you wrap it up, his one accessible talent is The Long Kill.

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‘[Reginald Hill] keeps one on the edge of one’s wits throughout a bitterly enthralling detection novel’
Sunday Times

‘Hill is among the most entertaining and invigorating detective novelists writing at present’
TLS

‘Reginald Hill stands head and shoulders above any other writer of homebred crime fiction’
Observer

‘Read him’
London Review of Books

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When a hitman starts missing, it's time to retire. And where better than the Lake District where the air is healthy, the scenery spectacular, and there's a handsome young widow who's caught your eye?

Everything in this Garden of Eden seems lovely to Jaysmith. But soon he begins to discover, as many another retired man before him, that settling down to the quiet life is not as easy as it seems. His old employers aren't keen to lose him, his past is always lying in wait, and when Anya introduces him to her family, Jaysmith realises there's no way out. He's back in business, and it makes little difference that this time it's to defend, not destroy. However you wrap it up, his one accessible talent is 'The Long Kill'.

"Reginald Hill stands head and shoulders above any other writer of homebred crime fiction"
TOM HINEY, 'Observer'

"Read him"
LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS

First published as a Patrick Ruell novel

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