A question of identity / Susan Hill.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: A particularly unpleasant murder, that of a very old woman in a housing project, rocks the town of Lafferton. The murderer has left a distinctive "sign" on the body and at the scene of crime. A couple of weeks later, a similar murder occurs, and a month or so later, so does another. Initial investigations discover that the mysterious "sign" left on the body was the calling card of a suspect who was charged with several murders in the northwest of the country, tried but acquitted on the grounds of insufficient evidence. All indications suggest that this person has simply vanished. Or is he right under their noses? Simon Serrailler is obliged to make delve deeper and scratch out answers.
    • ISBN:
      9781468300505
      1468300504
    • Accession Number:
      ocn778419256
      778419256
    • Accession Number:
      fay.370550
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HILL, S. A question of identity. [s.l.] : Overlook Press, 2012. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 12 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Hill S. A Question of Identity. Overlook Press; 2012. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.370550. Accessed November 12, 2019.
    • APA:
      Hill, S. (2012). A question of identity. Overlook Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.370550
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hill, Susan. 2012. A Question of Identity. Simon Serrailler Crime Novels. Overlook Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.370550.
    • Harvard:
      Hill, S. (2012) A question of identity. Overlook Press (Simon Serrailler crime novels). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.370550 (Accessed: 12 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hill, S 2012, A question of identity, Simon Serrailler crime novels, Overlook Press, viewed 12 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Hill, Susan. A Question of Identity. Overlook Press, 2012. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.370550.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hill, Susan. A Question of Identity. Simon Serrailler Crime Novels. Overlook Press, 2012. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.370550.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hill S. A question of identity [Internet]. Overlook Press; 2012 [cited 2019 Nov 12]. (Simon Serrailler crime novels). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.370550

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2012 November #1

The title of this, the seventh in the Simon Serrailler mysteries, gives a hint at the complexities of identity. In the novel, identity is something police and prosecutors must establish to link person and scene of the crime. It also becomes something much more fluid and pernicious as it relates to character and deception. Past informs the present here—in 2002, a serial killer in Yorkshire has, incredibly to all the trial watchers, gotten away with his murders. Quick cut to 2012 and Hill's fictional town of Lafferton. An elderly woman is murdered in her home. Detective Chief Inspector Serrailler suspects a serial killer from the start. His profiling skills, based on the evidence at the scene, are impressive. Sure enough, more murder follows, with Serrailler and his squad desperately trying to catch the cunning killer. The novel is spiked with the killer's musings, which heighten tension and illuminate a very dark space. Very spooky, tick-tock suspense. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2012 September #2

At the outset of Hill's solid seventh procedural featuring police detective Simon Serrailler (after 2011's The Betrayal of Trust), the authorities provide builder Alan Keyes with a new identity to shield him from vigilantes after Keyes is acquitted in 2002 of the savage murders of three elderly women in Yorkshire. Ten years later, similar killings occur on Serrailler's patch. The first victim, 80-year-old widow Elinor Sanders, is found tied to a chair in her home and strangled. In an additional macabre touch, her murderer has also clipped her toenails. Since a scene featuring the thoughts of the now 42-year-old Keyes precedes the discovery of Sanders's corpse, most readers will soon suspect that he's resumed his murderous ways. Not everyone will be engaged by the vicissitudes of Serrailler's personal life (he's dating a married woman with a severely ill husband) that fill the long bloodless sections between Keyes's acquittal and the Sanders murder. Agent: Deborah Schneider, Gelfman-Schneider Literary. (Nov.)

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