Taylor, Andrew Call the Dying

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It is 1955 and the influx of televisions do nothing to relieve the tensions in the deeply conservative town of Lydmouth. Mr Frederick, a television engineer, arrives to sell and adapt the new sets. He comes for two nights and apparently leaves. On the evening of that same day, eccentric Dr Bayswater, a retired GP, is found dead. A gentleman's yellow kid glove, slightly gnawed by rats, is found lying next to his body.





Detective Chief Inspector Richard Thornhill is drafted in to investigate. It soon becomes apparent that the case is going to be far from straight-forward. Bayswater was not liked, particularly not by his dashing successor, Dr Connolly nor a local lorry driver with a grudge and a need for money.





Jill Francis has returned after three years to take over as editor of the Gazette. But there is fierce competition from the ruthless Ivor Fuggle's rival Evening Post and when she is not trying to keep the newspaper afloat she spends her time with Dr Connolly. Nevertheless, despite himself, Thornhill is still in love with her.

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Andrew Taylor is one of the most interesting, if not THE most interesting novelist writing on crime in England today (Harriet Waugh, Spectator)

The people depicted here are real and believable and the drabness and genteel facade of Fifties England is skilfully brought to life. Taylor is, as always, adept at showing the reality beneath the surface (Sunday Telegraph)

Taylor is an excellent writer (The Times)

How skilfully he recreates the atmosphere of the time through innuendo, attitude and detail rather than dogged description . . .Taylor is the master of small lives writ large (Frances Fyfield, Express on The Suffocating Night)

The most underrated crime writer in Britain today (Val McDermid)

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