The Edge

A Superintendent Mike Yeadings Mystery

Superintendent Mike Yeadings Mysteries (Volume 20)

Clare Curzon

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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Awoken in the middle of the night by a banging barn door, farm manager Ned Barton braves the storm to investigate. Inside, he finds the mutilated body of a woman displayed like a sacrificial trophy on bales of straw.

Superintendent Mike Yeadings of the Thames Valley police is faced with multiple murder as three related bodies are discovered in the manor house: an entire family massacred, except for a missing boy. The hunt for him, whether as prime suspect or threatened survivor, unearths deeper layers of mystery.

Clare Curzon’s latest masterpiece presents a thrilling journey of intrigue and red herrings as Yeadings unpicks, link by link, the intricate chain of events that has led to these appalling murders.

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The Edge
Chapter OneTowards three o'clock the wind that had tugged all night at the shutters became possessed of a demon. Connie Barton poked her husband in mid-snore and continued prodding until he growled in protest.'Somethun's blown loose,' she muttered. 'Best see to't afore it gets torn off.'Ned groaned but dutifully swung his feet to the floor. ''Taint none of our shutters,' he claimed, cocking his head to listen. Through the customary creaks and moans of the old farmhouse this dull thudding made an alien sound. 'It'll be Hoad's stable door.

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Clare Curzon

Clare Curzon began writing in the 1960s and has published over forty novels under a variety of pseudonyms. She studied French and psychology at King’s College, London, and much of her work is concerned with the dynamics within closely knit communities.  A grandmother to seven, in her free time she enjoys traveling and painting. She lives in Buckinghamshire, England. 

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The Edge
A Superintendent Mike Yeadings Mystery
Clare Curzon

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
November 2007
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ISBN: 9781466822030
ISBN10: 1466822031
224 pages
$7.99
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