The Skeleton Man

The Skeleton Man

Book - 2008
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For seventeen years, the Cambridgeshire hamlet of Jude's Ferry has lain abandoned, requisitioned by the Ministry of Defence for military training in 1990. The isolated, 1,000-year-old community was famous for one thing - never having recorded a single crime.

But when local reporter Philip Dryden joins the Territorial Army on exercise in the empty village, its spotless history is literally blown apart. For the TA's shells expose a hidden cellar beneath the old pub. And inside the cellar hangs a skeleton, a noose around its neck . . .

Two days later, a man is pulled from the reeds in the river near Ely - he has no idea who he is or how he got there. But he knows the words 'Jude's Ferry' are important - and he knows he is afraid . . .

Publisher: London : Penguin, 2008, c2007
ISBN: 9780141027494
Branch Call Number: Pbk MYS KEL


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Dec 24, 2012

A great mystery series set in rural England & to get the most out of it, start at the beginning. There is a real progression in terms of the characters' lives & interpersonal histories. The books are atmospheric, full of quirky people & contain intricate murder mysteries you'll have to read right to the end to discover the bad guy. On a separate note, if for some reason you feel the need to pick up a pencil & edit/change the author's words, please buy your own copy. Those of us who use the library would like to read their work as they intended, not scribbled over with your "corrections".

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