A New Kind of Killer, an Old Kind of Death

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Sergeant Charmian Daniels of the Deerham Hills police force was at Midport University on a three-fold mission-to lecture to local police cadets, to keep an eye on student trouble-makers and to start a diploma in criminology. The subject of her thesis was already forming in her mind-the new kind of killer. The population was growing younger all the time; given a decade or two, statistics would show that one man in three would have a violent act in his past. Society was creating a new kind of killer, casual, committing murder almost without thought. And in the world of the future, Charmian knew that woman stood a better than average chance of being victims. What she didn't know was that even as she thought about the new pattern in crime, the ominous statistics for it were already being proven on dangerously close ground.

Make a note of the book, if you're looking for something provocatively out-of-the-way.
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About Jennie Melville

Jennie Melville, a pseudonym for Gwendoline Butler, was born and brought up in south London, and was one of the most universally praised of English mystery authors. She wrote over fifty novels under both names. Educated at Haberdashers, she read history at Oxford, and later married Dr Lionel Butler, Principal of Royal Holloway College. She had one daughter. " " " "Gwendoline Butler's crime novels are hugely popular in both Britain and the United States, and her many awards included the Crime Writers' Association's Silver Dagger. She was also selected as being one of the top two hundred crime writers in the world by The Times.

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Books by Jennie Melville

A Cure for Dying
A Cure for Dying
Witching Murder
Witching Murder
Footsteps in the Blood
Footsteps in the Blood
Dead Set
Dead Set
Whoever Has the Heart
Whoever Has the Heart
Baby Drop
Baby Drop
The Morbid Kitchen
The Morbid Kitchen
The Woman Who Was Not There
The Woman Who Was Not There
Revengeful Death
Revengeful Death
Stone Dead
Stone Dead
Dead Again
Dead Again
Come Home and Be Killed
Come Home and Be Killed
Burning Is a Substitute for Loving
Burning Is a Substitute for Loving
Murderers' Houses
Murderers' Houses
There Lies Your Love
There Lies Your Love
Nell Alone
Nell Alone
A Different Kind of Summer
A Different Kind of Summer
Murder Has a Pretty Face
Murder Has a Pretty Face
Death in the Garden
Death in the Garden
Windsor Red
Windsor Red

Books in the Series

A Cure for Dying
A Cure for Dying
Witching Murder
Witching Murder
Footsteps in the Blood
Footsteps in the Blood
Dead Set
Dead Set
Whoever Has the Heart
Whoever Has the Heart
Baby Drop
Baby Drop
The Morbid Kitchen
The Morbid Kitchen
The Woman Who Was Not There
The Woman Who Was Not There
Revengeful Death
Revengeful Death
Stone Dead
Stone Dead
Dead Again
Dead Again
Come Home and Be Killed
Come Home and Be Killed
Burning Is a Substitute for Loving
Burning Is a Substitute for Loving
Murderers' Houses
Murderers' Houses
There Lies Your Love
There Lies Your Love
Nell Alone
Nell Alone
A Different Kind of Summer
A Different Kind of Summer
Murder Has a Pretty Face
Murder Has a Pretty Face
Death in the Garden
Death in the Garden
Windsor Red
Windsor Red