Kelly, Jim The Water Clock

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The Water Clock

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Time is running out for Philip Dryden . . .

In the snowbound landscape of the Cambridgeshire fens, a body is discovered, locked in a block of ice. High on Ely Cathedral a second corpse is found, grotesquely 'riding' a stone gargoyle.

Journalist Philip Dryden knows he's onto a great story when forensic evidence links both victims to one terrifying event in 1966. But the murders also offer Dryden the key to a very personal mystery. Who saved his life two years ago? And, more importantly, who left his wife to die?

The answer will bring Dryden face to face with his own guilt, his own fears - and a cold and ruthless killer . . .

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'Jim Kelly . . . a sparkling star, newly risen in the crime fiction firmament' -- Colin Dexter

From the Publisher:

This is Jim Kelly's debut novel and displays his wonderful talent, in particular, for creating stunning visual images and atmosphere. I remember reading this novel on a blisteringly hot day in July, when our office air conditioning had failed. While I'm not about to claim that Jim's descriptions of the freezing landscape made me cold, they certainly helped me battle heat exhaustion!

Jim is currently working on his second novel, THE FIRE BABY, which will also feature the Drydens - both Philip AND Laura in a most inventive way.

I believe this captivating and evocative murder mystery marks Jim Kelly as a new master of suspense fiction.

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