A Commonplace Killing

by Siân Busby

  • Published: 02 Jan 2014
  • Format: B Format Paperback
  • Extent: 286p
  • ISBN: 9781780722061
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A SUPERBLY ACCOMPLISHED AND GRIPPING PIECE OF POST-WAR NOIR. –The Times

London, July 1946. A woman’s body is found in a disused bomb site off the Holloway Road. She is identified as Lillian Frobisher, “a respectable wife and mother” who lived with her family nearby.

The police assume that Lillian must have been the victim of a sexual assault; but when the autopsy finds no evidence of rape they turn their attention to her private life…How did she come to be in the bomb site, a well-known lovers’ haunt? Why was her husband seemingly unaware that she’d failed to come home on the night she was killed?

In this deeply evocative crime drama, Sian Busby strips away the veneer of stoicism and respectability in post-war Britain to reveal a society riven with disillusionment and loss.

Selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club, Spring 2014

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“A rattling good murder mystery”
–Richard Madeley

“An intricate, haunting novel”
–Judy Finnigan

“Elegant...spellbinding”
Daily Mail
“A classic whodunit at its very best.”
Express
“A brilliant writer...A cracking book.”
Lorraine Kelly

About Siân Busby

A SUPERBLY ACCOMPLISHED AND GRIPPING PIECE OF POST-WAR NOIR. –The Times London, July 1946. A woman’s body is found in a disused bomb site off the Holloway Road. She is identified as Lillian Frobisher, “a respectable wife and mother” who [...]

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