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The Thing Itself (Brighton #3)
The gripping new thriller in Peter Guttridge’s highly acclaimed Brighton series. The truth will out. Thriller writer Victor Tempest is dead and his son, the disgraced ex-Chief Constable Bob Watts, is discovering what really happened in the unsolved Brighton Trunk Murder of 1934. At the same time, DS Sarah Gilchrist has a lead that may establish the truth about the Millde ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Severn House Publishers
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Some really terrific writing, great period voices and a fascinating look into the lives of soldiers in both world wars. Too many characters and even though they all play a part in the larger story, which is labyrinthine to say the least, it is just too much. The historical perspective is more interesting to me than the modern day activities of amoral thugs - I'd really like to know more about Eric Knowles (who is as interesting and finely drawn a character as Tom Ripely in The Talented Mr. Riple ...more
Peter Guttridge is the Royal Literary Fund writing fellow at Southampton University and teaches creative writing. Between 1998 and 2002, he was the director of the Brighton Literature Festival. Since 1998, he has been the mystery reviewer for The Observer, one of Britain's most prestigious Sunday newspapers. He lives in Sussex on the edge of the South Downs National Park.More about Peter Guttridge...
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