A Different Kind of Summer

Jennie Melville

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Bello

9781447295976
146
Synopsis

The coffin arrived by train. It was labelled urgent and addressed to the 'Deerham Hills Hospital: Pathology Department', although nobody at the hospital seemed to be expecting it. So it waited.

But the contents of this coffin were eventually to provide some busy and perplexing weeks for the local police, and especially for Sergeant Charmian Daniels, whose special province was coping with missing girls. And there had already been quite a spate of them that summer . . .

In the media
Miss Melville is good at mystification and at conveying mental disturbance

Julian Symons