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The Lover

(2004)
A novel by

 
Awards
Dagger Awards Best Novel (nominee)
The inspiration for this book is the little known case of the 'Blackout Ripper'. Gordon Cummins was a 28 year old airman who was 'good looking, good company and good fun'. He was also a serial killer who murdered four women in the West End of London during the war. As an airman, Cummins was admired and rewarded for killing, but the qualities that lent him his skill in the skies were the same ones, in twisted form, that led him to strangle and mutilate women. This is a noir novel in the vein of Graham Greene, which looks at how the psychological pressure of war may lead people to lose their moral compass. But most importantly this is a gripping story of several lives the victims and the killer. No one is better at getting inside characters and creating bone chilling atmosphere than Laura Wilson, and here she shows that her place is right at the pinnacle of crime fiction.

 
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Used availability for Laura Wilson's The Lover


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Hardback Editions

June 2004 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Lover
Author(s): Laura Wilson
ISBN: 0-7528-5980-3 / 978-0-7528-5980-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

November 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Lover (Felony & Mayhem Mysteries)
Author(s): Laura Wilson
ISBN: 1-934609-88-9 / 978-1-934609-88-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2004 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Lover
Author(s): Laura Wilson
ISBN: 0-7528-6417-3 / 978-0-7528-6417-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2005 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Lover
Author(s): Laura Wilson
ISBN: 0-7528-6021-6 / 978-0-7528-6021-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

2005 : UK Paperback
Title: The Lover
Author(s): Laura Wilson
ISBN: 1-4056-2010-2 / 978-1-4056-2010-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

November 2004 : UK Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: The Lover
Author(s): Laura Wilson
ISBN: 0-7531-2057-7 / 978-0-7531-2057-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

December 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Lover
Author(s): Laura Wilson
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Lover (Felony & Mayhem Mysteries)
Author(s): Laura Wilson
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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