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Innocent Victims

Format:  Hardcover,

225 pages

Publisher: Pgw

Publish Date: Jul 2012

ISBN-13: 9780802126122

ISBN-10: 080212612X

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"Innocent Victims" contains two chilling novellas about seemingly normal people driven to commit the most heinous crimes imaginable. CHICKENFEED is a crackling tale based on the true story of the 'chicken farm murder' in East Sussex in 1924. Although Norman Thorne never confessed to killing his girlfriend, he was tried and hanged for the crime. Told from the points of view of Elsie and Norman, Walters creates a suspenseful tale of fiction based on fact.
THE TINDER BOX is the story of Patrick O'Riordan, a man arrested for the brutal murder of two women. As shock turns to fury, the village residents unite against the O'Riordan family. But neighbor Siobhan Lavenham remains convinced that Patrick is innocent. Jeopardizing her own position within the community, she stands firmly in defense of the O'Riordan name.

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Publisher: Pgw
Publish Date: Jul 2012
ISBN-13: 9780802126122
ISBN-10: 080212612X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 225
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.72
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 7.5 x 1.0

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Review by Library Journal (2012-07-06)

Walters's (The Chameleon's Shadow) latest book consists of two novellas. Written for the 2006 World Book Day Quick Reads Initiative for adult learners, the first and strongest narrative, "Chickenfeed", is based on a 1924 murder in which a young woman is cut to pieces and buried on a chicken farm in Sussex. In 1921, 18-year-old Norman Thorne becomes romantically involved with the mentally unstable 22-year-old Elsie Cameron. Norman tires of Elsie but lacks the courage to break off the relationship.

The situation comes to a head when Elsie discovers that Norman is seeing another woman. The story is engaging, though the ending defies credibility. The second tale, "The Tinder Box", presents the aftermath of the bludgeoning of a rich old woman and her caretaker in a small town in Hampshire, England. When a local Irishman is charged with the murders, tensions run high as anti-Irish sentiment surfaces.

Verdict: Walters's style is well suited to the short format. Her tendency to build suspense and then unceremoniously tie up loose ends is easily forgiven when one hasn't committed much time to the story. Recommended for her fans, this book might also be a good title to suggest to adult readers seeking to improve their literacy skills.

[See Prepub Alert, 1/8/12.] - Jane la Plante, Minot State Univ. Lib., ND

(c). Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

Innocent Victims contains two chilling novellas about seemingly normal people driven to commit the most heinous crimes imaginable. CHICKENFEED is a crackling tale based on the true story of the ‘chicken farm murder’ in East Sussex in 1924. Although Norman Thorne never confessed to killing his girlfriend, he was tried and hanged for the crime. Told from the points of view of Elsie and Norman, Walters creates a suspenseful tale of fiction based on fact.

THE TINDER BOX is the story of Patrick O’Riordan, a man arrested for the brutal murder of two women. As shock turns to fury, the village residents unite against the O’Riordan family. But neighbor Siobhan Lavenham remains convinced that Patrick is innocent. Jeopardizing her own position within the community, she stands firmly in defense of the O’Riordan name.

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