The Glimpses of the Moon
  • Pages: 384
  • ISBN: 9781448216901
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
  • Binding: Paperback

The Glimpses of the Moon

Edmund Crispin

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Death and decapitation seem to go hand in hand in the Devon village of Aller. When the first victim’s head is sent floating down the river, the village’s rural calm is shattered. Soon the corpses are multiplying, and the entire community is involved in the hunt for the murderer.

Whilst many chase false trails, it is left to Gervase Fen to uncover the truth.

Reviewed by Julie Welch in Slightly Foxed Issue 63.

Lost in the Fens

JULIE WELCH

Should you really never judge a book by its cover? Had I gone along with that dictum years ago I would not have happened upon Edmund Crispin. Shameful though it is to admit it, I was attracted not by the name of the author – unknown to me – but by a Penguin Crime jacket. Its green and cream design caught my eye at an Amnesty International book sale in the church opposite our house. Our dining-room had recently been redecorated, and I judged Frequent Hearses would, suitably displayed, tone with the colour scheme . . .

Extract from Slightly Foxed Issue 63, Autumn 2019



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