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All the Perils of This Night Paperback – 7 August 2020
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- Paperback : 460 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1944190155
- ISBN-13 : 978-1944190156
- Dimensions : 15.19 x 2.9 x 22.91 cm
- Publisher : Imagination Fury Arts (7 August 2020)
- Language: : English
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"This numinous thriller's daring trajectory takes us from a small town in upstate New York to the underbelly of a Sixties London that isn't swinging but frighteningly decadent and corrupt. When fifteen-year-old Katherine vanishes into its maw, the lives of everyone who loves her are disrupted and transformed. All the Perils of This Night mixes the public with the intimately private, scandalous revelations with consoling love, the lurid with the pastoral, the adult with the adolescent, and it all reaches a satisfying denouement. In this darker, deeply imagined sequel, Cunningham again offers her readers a richly complex and gratifying experience."----Robert Wexelblatt, author of Hsi-wei Tales, Intuition of the News, etc.
"Elizabeth Cunningham has done something rare and special in mystery writing. Mysteries fall into several sub-genres, such as 'locked-room, ' or 'international thriller, ' or 'courtroom suspense.' Some writers will switch sub-genres in different books. But this is the first time I've ever seen a writer move the same cast of characters to a radically different kind of setting and story. Elizabeth Cunningham has taken the small town cast from Murder At The Rummage Sale, and brought them to a story that is not only on a much larger stage--London in the 1960's, but also to a world that is far darker, more disturbing, with a young woman's life and soul in the balance. Remarkable book."---Rachel Pollack, author of author of The Beatrix Gates
"A smart and twisted literary thriller, one of the best of the year. I dare you to read the first few pages and then try to put this book down!"---- Steve Hamilton, Edgar-winning author of Dead Man Running
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"All the Perils of This Night" is the long-awaited sequel to "Murder at the Rummage Sale." My favorite character, Lucy, from "Murder" plays a large part in the sequel, greatly to my delight. The protagonist of "All the Perils" is one of the younger characters, Katherine, from the first book.
Far be it from me to go into detail about the plot! I certainly do not want to ruin any future reader's pleasure by giving such information away.
At first the constantly shifting viewpoints bothered me, but as the tale unfolded I began to visualize the different characters' viewpoints as beads on a string, bumping against each other but falling into the proper sequence as the author cleverly tightens them into a necklace. People, I literally could NOT put this book down! I had to keep reading: past the Hour of the Ox, past the Hour of the Rat, until finally false dawn and then real dawn arrived. When I finished the book, I drew a long, satisfied sigh.
In conclusion, let me say that if this author plans a third book, let--oh, please LET--us have more of Robin!
But for the time being, I think I'll start reading "All the Perils of This Night" all over again from page one.
I hope there will be more in this series.