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Ritual Murder

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by
S. T. Haymon

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Blasphemous graffiti on the ancient, hallowed walls was the first sign that something was amiss at Angleby Cathedral. Then came the body in Little St. Ulf’s tomb: a murdered and mutilated choirboy, his wounds forming the Star of David, in grotesque parody of Little St. Ulf’s himself, a child murdered 840 years before. Soon the malignant strains of anti-Semitism are stirring in the tiny town of Angleby. “Ritual murder!” shout the rabble, into the media’s hungry maw. Pressed by explosive circumstance, Detective Inspector Ben Jurnet looks first to the victim for answers and must act quickly—before murder stains the cathedral again . . .

Winner of the CWA Silver Dagger Award in 1982, Ritual Murder is S T Haymon at her best.

‘The author doesn’t put a foot wrong . . . Solidly put together and elegantly written, at the same time it achieves – without pomposity – a degree of seriousness beyond most examples of the genre.’ Times Literary Supplement

‘Shrewdly psychological, elegantly layered, yet unflagging in suspense and wit: a quiet triumph.’ Kirkus Reviews

‘Ritual Murder is a brilliantly crafted novel.’ Washington Post Book World

Blasphemous graffiti on the ancient, hallowed walls was the first sign that something was amiss at Angleby Cathedral. Then came the body in Little St. Ulf’s tomb: a murdered and mutilated choirboy, his wounds forming the Star of David, in grotesque parody of Little St. Ulf’s himself, a child murdered 840 years before. Soon the malignant strains of anti-Semitism are stirring in the tiny town of Angleby. “Ritual murder!” shout the rabble, into the media’s hungry… (more)

Blasphemous graffiti on the ancient, hallowed walls was the first sign that something was amiss at Angleby Cathedral. Then came the body in Little St. Ulf’s tomb: a murdered and mutilated choirboy, his wounds forming the Star of David, in grotesque parody of Little St. Ulf’s himself, a child murdered 840 years before. Soon the malignant strains of anti-Semitism are stirring in the tiny town of Angleby. “Ritual murder!” shout the rabble, into the media’s hungry maw. Pressed by explosive circumstance, Detective Inspector Ben Jurnet looks first to the victim for answers and must act quickly—before murder stains the cathedral again . . .

Winner of the CWA Silver Dagger Award in 1982, Ritual Murder is S T Haymon at her best.

‘The author doesn’t put a foot wrong . . . Solidly put together and elegantly written, at the same time it achieves – without pomposity – a degree of seriousness beyond most examples of the genre.’ Times Literary Supplement

‘Shrewdly psychological, elegantly layered, yet unflagging in suspense and wit: a quiet triumph.’ Kirkus Reviews

‘Ritual Murder is a brilliantly crafted novel.’ Washington Post Book World

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