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The Semantics of Murder

(2008)
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Jay Hamilton lives a comfortable life in fashionable west London, listening to the minor and major dysfunctions of the over-privileged clients who frequent his psychoanalysis practice. But the darker recesses of his own psyche would not stand up to close examination: his brother Richard, a genius professor of mathematical linguistics, was apparently killed by rent boys in Los Angeles and Jay was the first on the scene.

Author Dana Flynn is determined to scratch beneath the surface while researching a biography she intends to write about Richard, and finds that Jay's professional life is as precarious as his personal relationships - he uses his clients' case studies as material for his fiction writing.

Such is Jay's hunger for recognition as a creative force that he exploits the vulnerables he counsels, and a decision not to intervene when a troubled patient steals a baby, causes his past to unravel.

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Praise for this book

"This gripping psychological drama hooks the reader into a compelling labyrinth of sibling rivalry and stealthy passion. It is an intellectual novel of ideas written with real verve and style." - Patricia Duncker


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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Semantics of Murder
Author(s): Aifric Campbell
ISBN: 1-84668-733-0 / 978-1-84668-733-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Semantics of Murder
Author(s): Aifric Campbell
ISBN: 1-84668-658-X / 978-1-84668-658-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Semantics of Murder
Author(s): Aifric Campbell
ISBN: 1-85242-996-8 / 978-1-85242-996-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA