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The Latimer Mercy [Paperback]

Robert Richardson
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1 Jun 1989
This cathedral-close murder mystery of Gothic proportions won the Crime Writer's Association Best First Novel Award. Robert Richardson also wrote "Bellringer Street" and "The Book of the Dead".

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz; New edition edition (1 Jun 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 057504537X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0575045378
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 10.4 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,264,567 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1.0 out of 5 stars The Latimer Mercy 26 May 2012
By Rich
An actress disappears in a cathedral town, leaving the author of her recent play, to find out what's going on. A major clue being a severed hand nailed to a door.

The story itself is ok, however the characters are so unlikeable it becomes a chore to read. Our detective Augustus Maltravers, and indeed most of the men in this book are surrounded by women who come out with stuff like "My God, you are a marvellous man" while clinging to their elbows. After all, that's what women do - isn't it? Yuck. Often with books with the same characters, I'm happy to pick up the next one, if they are interesting enough to overcome any story deficiencies. Here I have no inclination to spend anymore time with Maltravers and his harem.

The recommendation from P.D. James on the cover should have warned me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Winner 21 April 2009
By H. Benson - Published on Amazon.com
Anyone who is a fan of British murder mysteries will love this one. After the first chapter I couldn't put it down, I read most of it in one sitting and started looking for more by this author.
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