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The Risk of Darkness

(2006)
(The third book in the Simon Serrailler series)
A novel by

 
 
Simon Serrailler in love at last — in the third crime novel about Susan Hill's fictional Detective Chief Inspector.

Simon Serrailler's story began in The Various Haunts of Men (about a serial killer against a background of alternative medicine) and continued with The Pure in Heart (about a kidnapped schoolboy against a background of the "innocence" of children and the handicapped). Susan Hill is not afraid to tackle difficult issues, or face up to the realities of stress in a busy police station.

Her third crime novel, The Risk of Darkness, equally compulsive and convincing, follows up the child abduction and explores the crazy grief of a widowed husband, a derangement that turns to obsession and threats, violence and terror. Meanwhile, handsome, introverted Simon Serrailler, whose cool reserve has broken the hearts of several women, finds his own heart troubled by a feisty female priest with red hair.

The Risk of Darkness is packed with action and adventure. Like Various Haunts, it hinges on a terrific twist that comes as a complete surprise to the reader.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Susan Hill's The Risk of Darkness

Hardback Editions

August 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Risk of Darkness: A Simon Serrailler Mystery (Thorndike Large Print Crime Scene)
Author(s): Susan Hill
ISBN: 1-4104-1803-0 / 978-1-4104-1803-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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March 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Risk of Darkness: A Simon Serailler Mystery (Simon Serrailler Crime Novels (Hardcover))
Author(s): Susan Hill
ISBN: 1-58567-927-5 / 978-1-58567-927-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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June 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Risk of Darkness
Author(s): Susan Hill
ISBN: 0-676-97864-9 / 978-0-676-97864-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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June 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Risk of Darkness
Author(s): Susan Hill
ISBN: 0-7011-7682-2 / 978-0-7011-7682-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

March 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Risk of Darkness: A Simon Serrailler Mystery (Simon Serrailler Crime Novels (Paperback))
Author(s): Susan Hill
ISBN: 1-59020-290-2 / 978-1-59020-290-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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September 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Risk of Darkness: Simon Serrailler Book 3
Author(s): Susan Hill
ISBN: 0-09-953502-5 / 978-0-09-953502-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Risk of Darkness
Author(s): Susan Hill
ISBN: 1-4000-2507-9 / 978-1-4000-2507-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
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June 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Risk of Darkness
Author(s): Susan Hill
ISBN: 0-7011-7979-1 / 978-0-7011-7979-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Risk of Darkness: 3 (Simon Serrailler)
Author(s): Susan Hill
ISBN: 1-4862-7371-8 / 978-1-4862-7371-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
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July 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Risk of Darkness: 3 (Simon Serrailler)
Author(s): Susan Hill
ISBN: 1-4862-7372-6 / 978-1-4862-7372-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


November 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Risk of Darkness (Simon Serrailler)
Author(s): Susan Hill
ISBN: 1-4915-8313-4 / 978-1-4915-8313-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Risk of Darkness
Author(s): Susan Hill
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2011 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Risk of Darkness Lib/E: A Simon Serrailler Crime Novel (Simon Serrailler Mysteries)
Author(s): Susan Hill
ISBN: 0-7927-7778-6 / 978-0-7927-7778-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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July 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Risk of Darkness: Simon Serrailler 3
Author(s): Susan Hill
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2007 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Risk of Darkness: Simon Serrailler 3
Author(s): Susan Hill
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Risk of Darkness: Simon Serrailler 3
Author(s): Susan Hill
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Risk of Darkness: Simon Serrailler 3
Author(s): Susan Hill
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Risk of Darkness: Simon Serrailler Book 3
Author(s): Susan Hill
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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May 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Risk of Darkness (Simon Serrailler)
Author(s): Susan Hill
Publisher: Seal Books
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March 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Risk of Darkness: A Simon Serrailler Mystery (Simon Serrailler crime novels Book 3)
Author(s): Susan Hill
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon