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  • Susan Hill

    Following on from the child abduction in her previous novel The Pure in Heart, Susan Hill explores the crazy grief of a widowed husband, a derangement that turns to obsession and threats, violence and terror.  “An outstanding crime thriller from one of Britain’s best writers. Taut, inventive, tragic, intriguing, and full of unexpected twists, it’s a must-have for all mystery collections.”--Booklist (starred...read more

  • Susan Hill

    Brought to you by Penguin. Simon Serrailler finds himself in devastating new territory as a sophisticated drugs' network sets its sights on Lafferton and the surrounding villages DCS Simon Serrailler has long regarded drugs ops in Lafferton as a waste of time. Small-time dealers are picked up outside the local secondary school, they don't have any information about those higher up the chain, they're given a fine or a suspended and away they go. And rinse and repeat. But when the body of a 22-year-old drug addict is found in neighbouring Starley, the case pulls Simon into a whole new way of running drugs. The foot soldiers? Vulnerable local kids like Brookie and Olivia, who will give...read more

  • Susan Hill

    Serrailler must confront his demons as Lafferton experiences a series of shocking crimes in this 10th book in Susan Hill’s shattering crime series. Susan Hill stuns readers once again in The Benefit of Hindsight, the 10th book in her celebrated mystery series. Now recuperated after the violent incident that cost him his arm—and nearly his life—DCS Serrailler has returned to work, though he prefers to spend his spare time sketching the medieval angels being restored on the cathedral roof. With crime rates down, Lafferton has been quiet, until one night when two men open their front door to a distressing scene. Serrailler makes a serious error of judgment when handling the incident,...read more

  • Susan Hill

    Hill's readersmet the enigmatic and brooding Simon Serrailler in The Various Haunts of Menand got to know him better in The Pure in Heart and The Risk ofDarkness. The Vows of Silence, the fourth crime novel featuring ChiefInspector Serrailler, is perhaps even more compulsive and convincing than itspredecessors. A gunman isterrorizing young women in the cathedral town of Lafferton. What, if anything,links the apparently random murders? Is the marksman with the rifle the same asthe killer with the handgun? With the complexity and character study thatearned raves for The Pure in Heart and the relentless pacing and plottwists of The Various Haunts of Men, The Vows of Silence is truly thework...read more

  • Susan Hill

    Susan Hill-the Man Booker Prize nominee andwinner of the Whitbread, Somerset Maugham, and John Llewellyn Rhys awards-returnswith a gripping mystery "eagerly awaited by all aficionados" (P. D. James). The particularly unpleasant murder of a very old woman in a housing project rocks the town of Lafferton. The murderer has left a distinctive "sign" on thebody and at the scene of the crime. A couple of weeks later, a similar murderoccurs, and a month or so later, so does another. Initial investigationsreveal that the mysterious "sign" was the calling card of a suspect who wascharged with several murders in the northwest of the country, tried butacquitted on the grounds of insufficient...read more

  • Susan Hill

    In this installment of Susan Hill’s electrifying crime series, Simon Serrailler finds himself in devastating new territory as a sophisticated drug network sets its sights on Lafferton. The enigmatic and brooding Detective Chief Police Inspector Simon Serrailler has long regarded drugs operations in Lafferton as a waste of time. The small-time dealers picked up outside the local high school can’t—or won’t—turn in any valuable names, so they are merely given a fine and the trail runs cold. But when the body of a twenty-two-year-old drug addict is found in neighboring Starley, the case pulls Serrailler into the underbelly of an elaborate drug running operation that pushes...read more

  • Susan Hill

    A searing familystory from one of our most beloved writers The village is called Mount of Zeal. It's built in a bowllike an amphitheater, with the winding gear where the stage would be. The pitlies below. Ted Howker's school is on the edge of Lower Terrace next to thechapel. Upper Terrace-in a thunderous echo of the Bible so loved by Ted'sgrandfather-is Paradise. Ted, his father, and his brothers live in Middle. Inthe beginning: a household of men, all of whom work in the pit. Susan Hill is an exceptional writer at the height of herpowers. Every word is precisely right: the descriptions of the village and thepit, the people and the farm are exact and true; the heartbreak is inevitableyet...read more

  • Susan Hill

    Simon Serrailler has just wrapped up a difficult case for SIFT-Special Incident Flying Taskforce-and is on a sabbatical on a far-flung Scottish island when he is called back to Lafferton. Two local prostitutes have gone missing and are subsequently found strangled. By the time he gets back, another girl has disappeared. Is this a vendetta against prostitutes by someone with a warped mind? Or a series of killings by an angry punter? But then one of the Cathedral wives goes missing, followed by another young married woman. Serrailler follows lead after lead, all of which become dead ends. It is only through a piece of luck, a chance meeting, and a life put in grave danger that he finally gets...read more

  • Susan Hill

    Brought to you by Penguin. In this, the tenth Simon Serrailler crime novel, Simon must engage with his own demons as Lafferton struggles to cope with a series of crimes that threaten the sanctity of hearth and home. On the face of it DCS Simon Serrailler has had time to recuperate after the violent incident that cost him his arm, and nearly his life. He is back in harness at Lafferton CID, but is spending his spare time high up in the cathedral roof, making drawings of some medieval angels which are being restored. Lafferton is apparently going through a quiet patch, so far as crime is concerned, until one night two local men open their front door to a distressing scene. Simon...read more

  • Susan Hill

    A woman vanishes in the fog up on 'the Hill,' an area locally known for its tranquility and peace. The police are not alarmed; people usually disappear for their own reasons. But when a young girl, an old man, and even a dog disappear, no one can deny that something untoward is happening in this quiet town. Young policewoman Freya Graffham is assigned to the case; she's new to the job, compassionate, inquisitive, and dedicated. She and the enigmatic detective Chief Inspector Simon Serrailler have the task of unraveling the mystery behind this gruesome sequence of...read more

  • Susan Hill

    World-changers. Rebels. Rejecters of the status quo. Throughout history, Christians were never meant to have a safe faith. Highlighting 50 people throughout the millennia, this book is a compilation of faith, facts, and art that celebrates the faith lives of spiritual giants and inspires you to grow in your own personal faith. Dangerous Faith is a collection of essays and inspiration about Christians who have changed the world. This book features: - the exploration of 50 diverse heroes of the Christian faith, including historical figures, cultural icons, political leaders, saints, and martyrs - biographical information on the 50 people featured, including Coretta...read more

  • Susan Hill

    Simon Serrailler is faced with that most complicated of investigations-a cold case. With freak weather and flash floods all over southern England, half of Lafferton is afloat. A landslip on the Moor has closed the bypass and, as the rain slowly drains away, a shallow grave-and a skeleton-are exposed. It doesn't take long to identify the remains as those of the missing teenager, Harriet Lowther, who was last seen carrying a tennis racket while waiting for a bus. But that was sixteen years ago. How long will it take to trawl through the old, stale evidence and assess it anew? The Lafferton force is struggling with staff shortages and economies, and Simon has to do a lot of the legwork on his...read more

  • Susan Hill

    A chilling ghost story from the author of The Woman in Black, set in a crumbling English house The remoter parts of the English Fens areforlorn, lost, and damp even in the height of summer. At Iyot Lock, a largedecaying house, two young cousins, Leonora and Edward, are parked for thesummer with their aging spinster aunt and her cruel housekeeper. At first theunpleasantness and petty meanness appear simply spiteful, calculated to destroyEdward's equanimity. But when the spoiled Leonora is not given the birthdaypresent of a specific dolly that she wants, affairs inexorably take a muchdarker turn with terrifying, life-destroying consequences for...read more

  • Susan Hill Long

    This collection includes three I Can Read! titles about friendship from the Ruby Raccoon series: Ruby Bakes a Cake - A lesson in making the best of a situation. When Ruby mixes her friends’ advice into her cake, the results are surprising! Ruby Paints a Picture - A lesson in seeing the best in everyone. Ruby adds her friends into her painting and gets a smile of approval from each of them. Ruby’s Perfect Day - A lesson in the importance of spending time with God. Ruby’s plans for a perfect day with friends ends up more special than she could have...read more

  • Susan Hill

    World-changers. Rebels. Rejecters of the status quo. Throughout history, Christians were never meant to have a safe faith. Highlighting people throughout the millennia, this book is a compilation of faith and facts that celebrate the prayer lives of spiritual giants and invigorate your faith. Dangerous Prayers is an inspiring collection of prayers from people who have changed the world. This audiobook features: - the exploration of 50 dynamic prayers from historical figures, cultural icons, political leaders, saints, and martyrs - biographical information on the 50 people featured--from St. Francis of Assisi to Harriet Tubman to Billy Graham This valuable resource is perfect...read more

  • Susan Fales-Hill

    After years of searching for and finally landing that one perfect man, four Manhattan friends find themselves simultaneously questioning their romantic choices. Smart, strong, but jaded divorce lawyer India Chumley leads this pack of feisty thirty-somethings, all friends since grade school at the Sibley School, an Upper East Side institution for sophisticated ladies-in-training. There's Abby Rosenfeld Adams, a Jewish gallery owner married to her WASP college sweetheart; Monique Dawkins-Dubois, gynecologist and card-carrying member of Harlem's thriving Buppie-ocracy; and Esme Sarmiento Talbot, a Colombian heiress married to the All-American boy next door. When India, the most straightlaced...read more