A Restless Evil

A Restless Evil

Book - 2002
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It sends a shiver down Detective Superintendent Alan Markby's spine when he hears that a rambler has stumbled on human bones in Stovey Woods in the heart of the Cotswolds. Twenty-two years ago, as a fresh-faced young inspector, he had a rare failure in the hunt for a brutal serial rapist preying on local women. After the third rape, the attacker went to ground, never to be heard of again.

Now, with a new investigation prompted by the grisly remains, the trail could be warm once more. But almost at once Markby is confronted with another body and and a thoroughly up-to-date murder. Could the two be connected? It seems that some of the village residents would be just as happy to let sleeping dogs lie and secrets - both old and new - stay hidden...

Publisher: London : Headline, 2002
ISBN: 9780747274728
074727472X
Characteristics: 279 p. : map. --

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maipenrai
Dec 06, 2016

(Book 14 in the Mitchell and Markby Village series) BOOK FORMAT AVAILABLE THRU MNLINK. Series
Mitchell and Markby Village
1. Say It With Poison (1991)
2. A Season For Murder (1991)
3. Cold In The Earth (1992)
4. Murder Among Us (1992)
5. Where Old Bones Lie (1993)
6. A Fine Place For Death (1994)
7. Flowers For His Funeral (1994)
8. Candle For A Corpse (1995)
9. A Touch Of Mortality (1996)
10. A Word After Dying (1996)
11. Call The Dead Again (1998)
12. Beneath These Stones (1999)
13. Shades of Murder (2000)

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Palomino
Jan 22, 2012

I saw some of the plot points, but I still enjoyed the book. M&M are house-hunting, and there's a murder in the area, brings up an old case of evil-village: they must have known, and nobody talked to the police, so nobody got arrested all those years ago, and now.... off-topic, I don't remember Pearce from other novels, but I'm thinking after he gets that tooth looked at, he might want to do something about the state of his marriage.

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