[This week´s box belongs to crimefictionreader, It´s a Crime! (Or a Mystery)]
Meet the gardener of this crime debut, an outstanding stand-alone. (Old? Oh no, the book has just about come of age).
“´I don´t rightly know how to say it´ - she thought she saw compassion in his eyes - ´but it´s got to be told.´
Then tell me,´ she prompted gently. ´I´m sure it can´t be that bad.´ She glanced at Benson, the yellow Labrador, still lying placidly by Diana´s chair. ´Has Hedges been run over?´
He reached out a rough, mud-caked hand from between the folds of the rug and with a familiarity that was quite out of character placed it on hers and squeezed gently. The gesture was a brief as it was unexpected. ´There´s a body in the old ice house, madam.´”
If you recognize the quotation, or if you think you are able to guess who wrote it, please post a comment. Just leave a hint, do not spoil the fun by giving too much away. The book will be reviewed on Friday as usual.
Gæt en bog # 15.
Mød gartneren i denne bemærkelsesværdige, britiske krimidebut, som ikke er en del af en serie. (Gammel – ok nej, den er ikke mere end lige myndig).
”Jeg ved ikke rigtig, hvordan jeg skal sige det” – hun syntes, hun så medlidenhed i hans øjne – ”men det må fortælles.”
”Så fortæl mig det, opfordrede hun blidt. ”Jeg er sikker på, det ikke kan være så galt.” Hun kastede et blik på Benson, den gyldne labrador, der stadig lå fredsommeligt ved Dianas drømmeseng. ”Er Hedges blevet kørt over?”
Han rakte en barket, jordskorpet hånd frem fra tæppets folder, lagde den over hendes og klemte den blidt med en fortrolighed, der slet ikke lignede ham. Bevægelsen var lige så kortvarig, som den var uventet. ”Der er et lig i det gamle ishus, frue.”
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"This book is the first published in crime for this author. If you own a first, first UK edition, you are the owner of something very collectable and of considerable value"
Alas, I only have the paperback TV tie-in edition! (It is a very good book though.)
Lauren, my Danish version is hardcover, but it is probably not the one crimefictionreader is thinking of. But no matter whic edition, it is a first class novel.
It's not my favourite of hers. I prefer the one with the amnesiac girl, followed by the one with the medieval instrument of torture and the one with the dead homeless.
Marco, I agree the medieval instrument is a good & strong novel, but I think this one is much better than the amnesiac girl. On the whole, this author writes really well.
Good clues ;)
I think I know and suspect the author is from North of the Border.
Norman, sorry I didn´t find your clue until now. Didn´t know comment moderation was such an intellectual challenge :(
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