Hushed in death / Stephen Kelly.

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      First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
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      Summary: Arriving in the rural community of Marbury to investigate a gruesome murder, Inspector Lamb discovers that the victim's mysterious past is linked to the history of Elton House, a once-grand estate transformed into a hospital for "shell-shocked" officers sent back from the front lines.
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      KELLY, S. (Mystery writer). Hushed in death. [s. l.]: Pegasus Books, 2018. ISBN 9781681778686. Disponível em: Acesso em: 16 dez. 2019.
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      Kelly S (Mystery writer). Hushed in Death. Pegasus Books; 2018. Accessed December 16, 2019.
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      Kelly, S. (Mystery writer). (2018). Hushed in death. Pegasus Books. Retrieved from
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      Kelly, Stephen (Mystery writer). 2018. Hushed in Death. An Inspector Lamb Mystery. Pegasus Books.
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      Kelly, S. (Mystery writer) (2018) Hushed in death. Pegasus Books (An Inspector Lamb mystery). Available at: (Accessed: 16 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Kelly, S (Mystery writer) 2018, Hushed in death, An Inspector Lamb mystery, Pegasus Books, viewed 16 December 2019, .
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      Kelly, Stephen (Mystery writer). Hushed in Death. Pegasus Books, 2018. EBSCOhost,
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      Kelly, Stephen (Mystery writer). Hushed in Death. An Inspector Lamb Mystery. Pegasus Books, 2018.
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      Kelly S (Mystery writer). Hushed in death [Internet]. Pegasus Books; 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 16]. (An Inspector Lamb mystery). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2018 October #2

Solving the murder of Joseph Lee in the rural community of Marbury, England, isn't going to be straightforward, as DCI Thomas Lamb learns. Lee, gardener at Elton House Sanatorium, Britain's only treatment center for "shell-shocked" soldiers in 1942, had been tolerated if not actively disliked by hospital staff and townspeople alike, none of whom regrets Lee's death after his body is found in the pond on the sanatorium grounds. Lee had had a recent altercation with local artist Alan Fox, and soon after Lee's body is found, Fox is also dead, a presumed suicide. And then there's the history of Elton House, whose master, Sir Henry Elton, also was murdered and found in the pond decades earlier. Lamb sets aside his concern about his daughter, Constable Vera Lamb, who's troubled about her relationship with DS David Wallace, as he delves into Elton House and its residents, current and past. The narrative starts a bit slowly but hurtles to a riveting climax. This third in the Inspector Lamb series continues the effective blending of country-mystery tropes set against a WWII background. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 September #2

Kelly's solid, if unspectacular, third whodunit set in England during WWII (after 2016's The Wages of Desire) opens with the body of Joseph Lee, the gardener at Elton House, a mansion turned into a treatment facility for traumatized war veterans, floating in a pond. Det. Chief Insp. Thomas Lamb, aided by his grown daughter, Vera, who serves as his driver, goes through the usual routine of having the Elton House staff interviewed, including Frederick Hornby, the facility director, and Janet Lockhart, a volunteer who found the body and who believes that she can help people reconnect with deceased loved ones. The inquiry takes a new path after Lamb learns that the pond was the setting for a murder committed during WWI. Lord Henry Elton was poisoned by his wife, Catherine, who placed him in the water to make the death appear to be an accidental drowning. Kelly plays fair with the reader, and despite a bit of silliness at the end, this will appeal to fans of Rennie Airth and Charles Todd. Agent: Joelle Delbourgo, Joelle Delbourgo Assoc. (Nov.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.