A Question of Identity

A Question of Identity

A Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mystery

Book - 2012
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A particularly unpleasant murder, that of a very old woman in a housing project, rocks the town of Lafferton. The murderer has left a distinctive "sign" on the body and at the scene of crime. A couple of weeks later, a similar murder occurs, and a month or so later, so does another. Initial investigations discover that the mysterious "sign" left on the body was the calling card of a suspect who was charged with several murders in the northwest of the country, tried but acquitted on the grounds of insufficient evidence. All indications suggest that this person has simply vanished. Or is he right under their noses? Simon Serrailler is obliged to make delve deeper and scratch out answers.
Publisher: New York :, Overlook Press,, [2012]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781468300505
Branch Call Number: M HILL
Characteristics: 354 pages : map ; 24 cm.


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Jul 06, 2020

First time reading this author and found it very frustrating . Who ARE all these people ?? And what do they have to do with the story line on the back cover ? Guess I'd have to read the previous 6 books to find out . Putting it back on the shelf.

Dec 14, 2017

Although they work beautifully as mysteries, Susan Hill’s Serrailler books are literature. I wish there were a hundred of them.

Mar 15, 2017

A "crime novel" spoiled, for me, by romance.

Jul 27, 2013

It helps to read the Lafferton books in order, since the family subplot is ongoing from book to book. I like the two elements intertwined: personal + the latest crime to be solved.

May 19, 2013

Engrossing thriller. It takes a few chapters to get into it but the ending & identity of the murderer will make your jaw drop. Lots of changes in store for Simon, Cat & the whole clan.

Jan 21, 2013

I love the stories about the Serraileur family - it adds a lot of interest for me. These books are more than just mysteries.

akarenina Nov 19, 2012

Hill needs to decide if she is writing a family drama about Cat, her children and family, and hospice issues or a mystery. There is too much going on here which does not further the mystery, and even distracts from it. This is almost two separate books.


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