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    • ISBN:9781409107101
    • Publication date:06 Aug 2009

An Empty Death

By Laura Wilson

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War-torn London hides a killer without a face... The second in a brilliant crime series featuring Ted Stratton of the CID, set in central London during WW2 and its aftermath.

War-torn London hides a killer without a face... The second in a brilliant crime series featuring Ted Stratton of the CID, set in central London during WW2 and its aftermath.

1944. After almost five years of conflict, London's inhabitants are war weary - and DI Ted Stratton is no exception. After a long night digging a bomb victim out of rubble, he's called to investigate a doctor's death. The circumstances seem suspicious: an affair turned sour? Revenge? As Stratton digs deeper, he begins to suspect something more sinister is going on - that a faceless shadow is stalking the hospital corridors...

Meanwhile, Ted's wife Jenny meets a bombed-out woman claiming her soldier husband is an impostor. Jenny thinks she must be in shock, but the truth is stranger and far more dangerous...

Biographical Notes

Laura Wilson was brought up in London and has degrees in English Literature from Somerville College, Oxford and UCL, London. She has worked briefly and ingloriously as a teacher, and more successfully as an editor of non-fiction books. She has written history books for children and is interested in history, particularly of the recent past, painting and sculpture, uninhabited buildings, underground structures, cemeteries and time capsules.

Her first novel A LITTLE DEATH was shortlisted for both the CWA Ellis Peters and the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original. A THOUSAND LIES was shortlisted for the 2006 Duncan Lawrie Dagger. THE LOVER won the 2004 Prix du Polar Europeen for Best Crime Novel of the Year In Translation and was also shortlisted for the 2004 Gold Dagger and the Ellis Peters Award. In 2008, she won the Ellis Peters Award with her novel STRATTON'S WAR. She lives in Islington.

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  • ISBN: 9781409102717
  • Publication date: 13 May 2010
  • Page count: 432
  • Imprint: Orion
This is an intense and tragic novel with plenty of twists. — SUNDAY TIMES
This is a superb crime thriller. The plot is a pleasing combination of the just-guessable and the unpredictable, and Stratton is the perfect detective... — INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
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