A Restless Evil

A Restless Evil

Book - 2002
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The officer on duty at Bamford police station is skeptical when he takes a call from Guy Morgan. Morgan claims to have stumbled upon human bones in Stovey Woods in the heart of the Cotswalds, but surely animal bones are more likely? Morgan, though, is a doctor as well as a hiker, and he knows exactly what he's found.

It sends a shiver down Detective Alan Markby's spine when he hears the news. Twenty-two years ago, as a fresh-faced young inspector, he had a rare failure: His hunt for a brutal serial rapist preying on local women in the Stovey woods came up empty. After the third rape, the attacker disappeared, never to be heard of again.

Now, with a new investigation prompted by Morgan's grisly discovery, the trail could be warm once more. But almost at once Markby is confronted with another body and a thoroughly up-to-date murder. Markby's lover, Meredith Mitchell, can't help but wonder: Could the two be connected? But as both are about to find out, it seems that some of the village residents would be just as happy to let sleeping dogs lie and secrets-both old and new-stay hidden...
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2002.
Edition: First St. Martin's Minotaur edition.
ISBN: 9780312306557
0312306555
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 279 pages : map ; 22 cm

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maipenrai
Dec 06, 2016

(Book 14 in the Mitchell and Markby Village series) BOOK FORMAT AVAILABLE THRU MNLINK. Series
Mitchell and Markby Village
1. Say It With Poison (1991)
2. A Season For Murder (1991)
3. Cold In The Earth (1992)
4. Murder Among Us (1992)
5. Where Old Bones Lie (1993)
6. A Fine Place For Death (1994)
7. Flowers For His Funeral (1994)
8. Candle For A Corpse (1995)
9. A Touch Of Mortality (1996)
10. A Word After Dying (1996)
11. Call The Dead Again (1998)
12. Beneath These Stones (1999)
13. Shades of Murder (2000)

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Palomino
Jan 22, 2012

I saw some of the plot points, but I still enjoyed the book. M&M are house-hunting, and there's a murder in the area, brings up an old case of evil-village: they must have known, and nobody talked to the police, so nobody got arrested all those years ago, and now.... off-topic, I don't remember Pearce from other novels, but I'm thinking after he gets that tooth looked at, he might want to do something about the state of his marriage.

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