Beneath the Abbey Wall

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Paperback, Pocket Books, 2012, ISBN13 9781451665772, ISBN10 1451665776

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AS A DECADE OF CHANGE COMES TO A CLOSE, MURDER HITS CLOSE TO HOME IN A SMALL SCOTTISH TOWN...

On a dark, damp Sunday evening, a man taking a shortcut home sees a hand reaching out in supplication from a bundle of sacks. In an instant he knows something terrifying has happened.

In the Highlands in the late 1950s, much of the local newspapers success was due to Mrs. Smart, the no-nonsense office manager who kept everything and everyone in line. Her murder leaves her colleagues in shock and the Highland Gazette office in chaos. Joanne Ross, a budding reporter and shamefully separated mother, assumes Mrs. Smarts duties, but an intriguing stranger provides a distraction not only from the job and the investigation but from everything Joanne believes in.

Beneath the Abbey Wall brilliantly evokes a place still torn between the safety of the past and the uncertainty of the future, when rock n roll and television invaded homes, and a change in attitudes still came slowly for many. As the staff of the Highland Gazette probes the crime, they uncover secrets deeply rooted in the past, and their friends murder becomes the perfect fodder for strife and division in the town and between her colleagues.

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Publisher: Atria Books
Publish Date: Nov 13, 2012
ISBN-13: 9781451665772
ISBN-10: 1451665776
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.65
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.3 x 5.3 x 1.0
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