A Place of Execution
Winter 1963: two children have disappeared off the streets of Manchester; the murderous careers of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady have begun. On a freezlng day in December, another child goes missing: thirteen-year-old Alison Carter vanishes from her town, an insular community that distrusts the... show more
Winter 1963: two children have disappeared off the streets of Manchester; the murderous careers of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady have begun. On a freezlng day in December, another child goes missing: thirteen-year-old Alison Carter vanishes from her town, an insular community that distrusts the outside world. For the young George Bennett, a newly promoted inspector, it is the beginning of his most difficult and harrowing case: a murder with no body, an investigation with more dead ends and closed faces than he'd have found in the anonymity of the inner city, and an outcome which reverberates through the years. Decades later he finally tells his story to journalist Catherine Heathcote, but just when the book is poised for publication, Bennett unaccountably tries to pull the plug. He has new information which he refuses to divulge, new information that threatens the very foundations of his existence. Catherine is forced to re-investigate the past, with results that turn the world upside down. A Greek tragedy in modern England, A Place of Execution is a taut psychological thriller that explores, exposes and explodes the border between reality and illusion in a multi-layered narrative that turns expectations on their head and reminds us that what we know is what we do not know. A Place of Execution is winner of the 2000 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a 2001 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel.
Publish date: September 2nd 2000
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
My first book from Val McDermid and it didn't disappoint me. I had seen the series with Tony Hill, but this isn't one of those. I liked to see into one village so closed to strangers, I couldn't even believe there are actually places where people still live like that. I liked the plot, but sometime...
This book explores the investigation of the disappearance of a thirteen year old girl in the 1960s from a tiny village (hamlet?) in England. It’s kind of hard to describe without getting into spoilers. It’s probably safe to say that someone does go to trial despite the fact that they never find her ...
Autor: Val McDermidTitel: Ein Ort für die EwigkeitÜbersetzer: Doris StyronGenre: ThrillerVerlag: Knaur, HC, 586 Seiten, z.Z. nur gebraucht erhältlichISBN: 3426662817TB, 588 Seiten, 9,99 €ISBN: 3426619113Kindle-Edition: 586 Seiten, 9,99 €ASIN: B007MAE0G6gelesen [nur mit Lesebändchen von Ela] ...
I'm sorry I didn't keep any comments from my original reading; I'd love to compare them. What I do know is that I liked the book even better, despite knowing the big twist. The greatest strength of the book is the earnest young detective doing his best to solve a heinous crime in 1963 without any pr...
bookshelves: spring-2010, mystery-thriller, britain-england, published-1999 Read from May 18 to 21, 2010 mp3 - workA gruelling crime crafted magnificently; an above average crime story. Winter 1963: two children have disappeared off the streets of Manchester; the murderous careers of Myra Hind...
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