The honeymoon was over . . . and Jim and his English bride, Sarah, had come home to Kinness to settle down. But first there was to be one huge celebration for the newlyweds, with the whole island present. And before the party was over, there would be a shockingly unexpected death. Somehow, in the dark of the night, Jim's young sister, Mary, slipped off Ellie's Head to the rocks below. A terrible end to a boisterously cheerful evening. But did Mary fall, or was she pushed? George Palmer-Jones, retired birdwatcher and amateur detective, suspected the latter, but proving it would be difficult: no one wanted to upset the balance of the island's ancient relationships. Yet those with something to hide inevitably try to hide it, and George, helped by Sarah, began to piece together a tragic story he wished he had never heard. Kinness was a paradise lost.
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The third George Palmer-Jones murder mystery.Review:
The best detective novel I've read this year (Spectator)
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Book Description Century, London, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 8vo. Ex Library, with labels removed from front endpaper. Tanning to pages and one page taped in with sellotape. Black cloth, some cocking to spine, black dustjacket in heavy plastic with label to lower spine. Bookseller Inventory # 58182
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Book Description Century, London, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st UK edition (true first) hardcover in very good plus condition in very good plus dust jacket - signed by the author - George & Molly Palmer-Jones mystery - spine slant, general wear to book. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # msh2701
Book Description Century, 1988. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Black boards with gilt titles to the spine. Clean pages. Tight square binding. 1st edition. Bookseller Inventory # 3719