A Little Death
By Laura Wilson
Shortlisted for the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original and the CWA Ellis Peters Award for Historical Crime Fiction.
London, 1955. Three bodies are found in a house - but when the police search for the murder weapon, vital evidence is destroyed. One of the victims is former society beauty Georgina Gresham, prime suspect in the notorious murder of her husband, James, almost thirty years earlier. Beside her lie the bodies of her brother Edmund and housekeeper Ada.
But there is a link with the past. In the 1890s, in a beautiful garden, three children played together. Their lives were secure, their future certain - until the youngest child was found with fatal head injuries...
Laura Wilson's acclaimed and award-winning crime novels have won her many fans. Her novel Stratton's War won the Ellis Peters Award, while The Lover and A Thousand Lies were both shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger. Laura is the Guardian's crime reviewer. She lives in Islington, London.
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05 Dec 2013
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'Gripping ... time past evoked so strongly you can taste it ... intelligent, absorbing and highly accomplished' Literary Review. — Literary Review
'Laura Wilson weaves a spellbinding and atmospheric tale that re-creates vivid pictures of period living. And with the ventriloquist skill of the truly imaginative writer, she gets under the skin of her narrators to produce a haunting tragedy of damaged and distorted lives' Manchester Evening News. — Manchester Evening News
'A superb first novel ... Wilson masterfully captures the different voices of the three protagonists, weaves their stories together until the reader comes to understand the web of their desire, violence and lost opportunity ... leaves me eager to read Wilson's next' Sunday Times. — Sunday Times