Two small children - playing a game called 'Witch-Hunter' - place a curse on a young woman eating lunch in a church courtyard. An hour later the woman is found dead. Then a society photographer is stabbed to death in a nearby park and suddenly a link emerges between the two cases. As the members of the Peculiar Crimes Unit investigate, they realise that the case might not just end in disaster - it might also get everyone killed.
©2012 Christopher Fowler (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd
These characters are now like old friends and the stories are compulsive listening. The plots twist and turn and the trivial snippets of information are amazing. This was another cracking tale with references to earlier books so I would suggest reading them in order. I was worried the unit may not all survive this time but there were still moments that made me laugh out loud. Tim Goodman as narrator was an inspired choice for this series as it would not be so good without him.
"A book to listen to again"
The book was very well read, I could not put it down. The old detectives who should be retired gave it a sort of black comedy, brilliant. I will listen to it again.
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