'Between them they turned the body over, and in doing so demonstrated for the camera a fully developed rigor mortis. The flesh resembled something solid, quite inhuman, more like a plaster window model. It was immediately obvious, even without disturbing her clothes, that the main frenzy of attack had taken place from the front. Avoiding the face and extending from the neck downwards was a mass of stab wounds, following a vague but sinister trail.'
The murder of Angela Hawksworth shatters the peace of the attractive South Yorkshire village of Dossage. A simple crime of passion, it should be quickly solved. Yet, as hot May turns to yet hotter June, Detective Chief Inspector Sandy Woodings discovers a complex web of emotional undercurrents which, under the pressure of his investigation, threaten to release themselves in another tragedy.
ISBN : 1-874082-01-4; Category THRILLER; PAGES : 256; PRICE : £5.99; B-format paperback.
Praise for Frank P Ryan's Fiction
Magnificently tense. THE SUNDAY TIMES
The page-turning and spine-chilling ability of a good novelist. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
The twists and turns from which he extricates his characters are very clever. To call (this book) a psychological thriller would be to understate it. This novel is a work of genius. LIVERPOOL ECHO
Powerful atmospherics...Impressive story-telling throughout. LITERARY REVIEW
It is...strength of character which is probably the most distinctive feature of Frank Ryan's work. IRISH POST
A riveting thriller. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Well written... recommended for libraries. LIBRARY JOURNAL
A riveting book. ELLE