The final volume in the acclaimed Roth Trilogy, which, like an archaeological dig, strips away the layers of a psychopath’s history: ‘Taylor has established a sound reputation for writing tense, clammy novels that perceptively penetrate the human psyche’ – Marcel Berlins, The Times
It’s 1958, and the party’s over for Wendy Appleyard: she finds herself penniless, jobless and on the brink of divorce. Who better to come to her rescue than her oldest friend, Janet Byfield?
So Wendy goes to stay with Janet, who seems to have everything Wendy lacks: a handsome husband, a lovely little daughter, Rosie, and a beautiful home in the Cathedral Close of Rosington. David Byfield is on the verge of promotion, and Janet is the perfect wife for an ambitious young clergyman.
But perfection has always been dangerous, and gradually the idyll sours. Old sins come to haunt the present and breed new sins in their place. The shadow of death seeps through the Close, and with it comes the double mystery stretching back to turn-of-the-century Rosington, to a doomed poet-priest called Francis Youlgreave.
Only Wendy, the outsider looking in, glimpses the truth. But can she grasp its dark and twisted logic in time to prevent the coming tragedy.
The Office of the Dead is a chilling novel of crime and retribution, and is the third volume of Andrew Taylor’s stunning and acclaimed Roth Trilogy.
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‘This author knows precisely how to wield suspense’
Independent on Sunday
‘A major thriller talent’
‘Complex, with lots of sinister implications… moves the traditional crime novel on to some deeper level of exploration’
‘Tells of dark deeds in a commuter village… Taylor writes well and persuasively’
Literary Review (of The Judgement of Strangers)
Andrew Taylor is the award-winning author of a number of crime novels, including the Dougal series, the Lydmouth books, and The Barred Window. He and his wife live with their children in the Forest of Dean.
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Descrizione libro Collins Crime, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. The Office of the Dead: Roth Trilogy Book 3 (The Roth Trilogy) This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Codice libro della libreria 7719-9780002325592
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, London, 2000. Hard Back. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. 8 Vo. Tanning to c;osed page edges. Will incur extra postage outside UK. Novel. Codice libro della libreria 022242
Descrizione libro Collins Crime, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good jacket. First Edition. 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall. Hardcover; English language; Good jacket; First Edition; Signed by author; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; good condition; FIRST EDITION. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. Codice libro della libreria 10613col036
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, London, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: fine. First edition. 1st printing. Third in the Roth Trilogy. Black cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine. Tiny closed tear on title page else a clean, unmarked copy in a tight binding and unclipped dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 90644
Descrizione libro Harper - Collins, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Black cloth with silver to spine. Top corners of covers pinched and pages just beginning to yellow. Jacket protected. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 018471
Descrizione libro Collins Crime, London, 2000. Hardback. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. First Printing. The Book is fine, square and tight. It is unmarked, with clean pages free of inscriptions or marks and has been signed by the author directly on to the title page. The pages show the normal significant yellowing due to ageing and paper quality. The Dust Jacket is fine, unfaded, unclipped (£16.99) and is free of rips, tears or marks. First Edition, First Printing - Signed by the Author. All our books are covered with a clear, removable, chemically inert, protective wrapper before being securely bubble wrapped and dispatched in strong corrugated cardboard boxes. Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 14849
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited,, Toronto, Ontario, Canada:, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: In Dust Jacket. First edition. A fine signed copy of this 3rd book in the 'Roth Trilogy', with its dustwrapper. Codice libro della libreria 5197
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, Harper Collins, London, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition first printing of the third novel in the Roth Trilogy. SIGNED by the author on the title page. In fine / fine condition. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 17296
Descrizione libro Collins Crime - HarperCollins, London UK, 2000. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. A fine unread 1st impression in a fine dustwrapper, Signed by the Author on the title page. Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 003588
Descrizione libro Collins Crime, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. This is a signed, fine first edition, first impression in a fine dust wrapper. There are no marks, major faults or inscriptions of any kind. The only writing is the author’s neat signature to the title page. The book is tight and square with slight age toning to the page edges (insufficient to prevent a grading of ‘fine’). The black boards are pristine as is the silver lettering to the spine. The unclipped dust wrapper is complete and perfect. The colours are vibrant. The original price of £16.99 remains. This is a review copy with review slip enclosed together with the press release announcing the publication written largely by Mr Taylor; a rare item of provenance. The dust wrapper is now protected by a removable, acid free acetate sleeve. The book presents as new and unread (even, it seems by the reviewer to whom it was sent!). Mr Taylor is one of the UK’s most supremely talented authors. He attended Cambridge University where he took a degree in English before becoming a writer after a spell at the University of London. He is probably best known for his Bergerac novels. However, with due respect to our Channel Island’s sleuth, Mr Taylor is a writer of much greater talent and diversity than is perhaps evident in that series of five books. Mr Taylor has won a plethora of awards including the Cartier Diamond Dagger, the most prestigious British award for general excellence in writing. ‘The Office of the Dead’ is the final novel in the highly acclaimed ‘Roth Series’. Set in the village of Roth with a strong ecclesiastical theme, these three interlocking novels are prime examples of the gothic psychological drama. Once again Mr Taylor has turned his hand to a new genre with conspicuous success. In this quite lovely condition, this book will be a worthy addition to any library or collection. The images you see are high resolution photographs and scans of the actual book you will receive. It will be dispatched via The Royal Mail in protective packaging. We do not charge postage to buyers within the UK. We offer a 7 day no quibble full refund if the item is not as described and shown. Extra scans are available on request. We have most of Mr Taylor’s novels in our catalogue. We welcome enquiries. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 2209