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A Suburban Death

(A book in the Sheldon Hunter series)
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The suburban area of Bankhill is a seemingly quiet, affluent area...

Yet Detective Chief Inspector Sheldon Hunter finds his perceptions of this tamed arcadia dramatically changed as he is drawn into the secrecy and deception surrounding the prominent Mannering family.

Floy Mannering is wealthy and charming, a survivor of a forgotten age, in her perfect Jacobean house, Fairmead.

She is being temporarily cared for by Daisy, the daughter of her best friend. But Daisy's devotion to Floy and the need to protect her from the claims of the appalling Skinner family lead to desperate measures.

Soon, a shocking murder sparks more manipulation, suspicion and danger and in his persistent search for the perpetrator, DCI Hunter finds himself grudgingly sorting through his developing allegiances.

Who exactly can he trust?

Before long, he realises that he has been deceived himself, his vision blurred by his personal involvement.

After everything, has DCI Hunter been sent in every direction but the correct one?

Only time will tell, but time is one luxury he does not have ...

Suburban Death is another thrilling instalment in the popular DCI Sheldon Hunter Mystery Series that will keep you gripped until the last page.

Praise for Meg Elizabeth Atkins

'A splendid piece of work' - New York Times

'Atkins clearly knows all about the hushed panic lurking under the leaves and in her new novel she conjures it with crisp economy and a cold shudder'- Cosmopolitan

'Atkins' writing is dry, witty and effervescent. Here is vintage champagne' - Writers' Monthly

'An engaging novel, laced with a wry humour in the writing and brimming with good local colour' - Sherlock Magazine

Meg Elizabeth Atkins has won many plaudits for her fiction on both sides of the Atlantic, and reviewers have compared her to Elizabeth Bowen and Barbara Pym for the elegance of her writing. In several of her earlier novels, such as Samain, Palimpsest and Tangle , she has explored the disturbing undercurrents beneath the polite surface of English middle-class life.

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Used availability for Meg Elizabeth Atkins's A Suburban Death

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Hardback Editions

December 2005 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: A Suburban Death (Crime Collection)
Author(s): Meg Elizabeth Atkins
ISBN: 0-7490-8207-0 / 978-0-7490-8207-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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Audio Editions

June 2011 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Suburban Death
Author(s): Meg Elizabeth Atkins
Publisher: Soundings
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June 2011 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Suburban Death
Author(s): Meg Elizabeth Atkins
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2006 : UK Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Suburban Death
Author(s): Meg Elizabeth Atkins
ISBN: 1-84559-468-1 / 978-1-84559-468-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Suburban Death (DCI Sheldon Hunter Mystery Book 2)
Author(s): Meg Elizabeth Atkins
Publisher: Endeavour Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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