An Air That Kills
Author: Andrew Taylor
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Coronet Books
Release Date: February 02, 1995
Lydmouth is a picturesque market town on the borders of England and Wales. To it comes Jill Francis, journalist, onlooker and outsider. It is the week before Remembrance Sunday and Jill has her own tragic reasons for knowing that November is the month of the dead.
When workmen demolishing an old inn discover the pitiful remains of a newborn baby in a disused privy, Jill becomes an unwilling partner in Detective Inspector Thornhill’s investigation. The case stretches back to a celebrated Victorian murder trial, and forward to the more recent past. It’s ramifications spread like a cancer through the close-knit community and old wounds begin to bleed again...
Psychological suspense and human drama lie at the heart of this powerful crime novel.