Before the Poison

Before the Poison

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From New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson comes this mesmerizing story-within-a-story about a man pulled into a murder from the past—and his quest to uncover the truth.

Quietly reeling from the death of his beloved wife, Chris Lowndes decides to return to the Yorkshire Dales after twenty-five successful years spent in Hollywood composing film scores. He purchases Kilnsgate House, a charming old mansion deep in the country, but something about the place… (more)

Editorial reviews (2 reviews)

After so many novels have centred on the solving of a decades-old murder, how is it possible to come up with something unhackneyed in this much-trodden territory? Peter Robinson's solution in Before the Poison is not exactly innovatory, and the cracking in the present of a long-forgotten mystery from the past has many antecedents – Josephine Tey's The Daughter of Time, for one. But for an old hand at the crime genre such as Robinson, there are still fresh angles to be found.

Did Grace Fox kill her husband? It takes just 15 seconds for her to walk from cell to gallows. Was she guilty? This is the question at the heart of Robinson’s intriguing new thriller.

Book Details  

Publisher: William Morrow (February 21, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 368 pages

File size: 1.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel 2012 winner

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