#19 in series

Revengeful Death

Book 19 in the series

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Bello

Publication date: 21.05.2015
ISBN: 9781447296423
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

Mary March had been having some murderous thoughts as she walked through the Great Park in Windsor early that October morning. So perhaps it was fate that she should find the first victim . . .

For only a few hours later, in the recently abandoned home of her neighbour Alice Hardy, Mary discovers the body of a young man, his face painted red, white and blue - his thymus gland expertly cut from his chest.

And for high-ranking policewoman Charmian Daniels, brought in to head the investigation, this is just one of a number of disturbing features. Because the thymus gland in animals is known as the sweetbread, an edible delicacy - and Mary has received a note which claims this murder is just a 'taster'.

But is Mary all she seems? Is she the persecuted or, in fact, the persecutor? And why has Alice Hardy disappeared? Has she become another victim - or could she be the murderer?

As Charmian seeks the answers to these questions, the killer has more work to do . . .

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Jennie Melville is one of the most original writers of the English mystery. All her recent books have been top notch, but this is a new high. Treat yourself.
Crime Time
The crime novels of Jennie Melville unfold spookily in a parallel, off-centre kind of world . . . Great fun as usual.
Hampstead and Highgate Express