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Perfect reading for crime fans; the first two books - The Various Haunts of Men and The Pure in Heart - in the gripping Simon Serrailler series, from award-winning writer Susan Hill

Introducing Detective Simon Serrailler... in the first two cases in Susan Hill's gripping crime series

In The Various Haunts of Men Detective Chief Inspector Simon Serrailler and a new member of the station, Detective Sergeant Freya Graffham investigate the disappearance of a local woman from the peaceful cathedral town of Lafferton. As more people vanish, Simon and Freya are forced to embark on a complicated mission to unravel the mystery and enter the mind of a killer.

In The Pure in Heart Simon Serrailler is nursing a broken heart while trying to deal with a new and worrying case: the kidnapping of a young boy on his way to school. As the family of the missing boy falls apart, and more children are taken, the station - and Simon - begin to lose hope...


The Various Haunts of Men: This is the first of what promises to be a splendid series

Daily Mail

The Various Haunts of Men: This book must be judged as a potential successor to the great sequences of detective writing by PD James and Ruth Rendell...excellent

Daily Telegraph

The Pure in Heart: All the ingredients for the perfect English crime novel are here

Daily Mail

The Pure in Heart: Beautifully drawn characters...a tantalising mystery

Sunday Telegraph

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    March 15, 2012

    Vintage Digital

    50 pages

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