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The Silence of Herondale A missing child, a deserted house, and the secrets that connect them

Written by Joan Aiken

Part of the Murder Room Series

The Silence of Herondale A missing child, a deserted house, and the secrets that connect them Synopsis

A child in danger, an isolated house in the depths of winter - and a killer on the loose... 'Don't miss ... guaranteed unputdownable' Observer Snow-covered fields and moors stretch away on all sides of Herondale House. Despite rumours of an escaped killer on the run, Deborah Lindsay knows that she must control her fear - she has a young charge, 13-year-old prodigy Carreen, to care for. But the isolated Yorkshire farmhouse already holds the terrible secret of one death - and after an increasing number of sinister 'accidents', Deborah begins to wonder how long it will be before evil strikes again... 'A splendidly romantic first thriller' Times Literary Supplement

The Silence of Herondale A missing child, a deserted house, and the secrets that connect them Press Reviews

Joan Aiken's triumph with this genre is that she does it so much better than others * NEW YORK TIMES * Joan Aiken has established herself as one of the leading purveyors of suspense * GUARDIAN * Unusual, enthralling, full of wry fun * SUNDAY TIMES * The British master of supernatural fiction * WASHINGTON POST * Terrifyingly enclosed spine-chiller * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH * A first thriller which has the unmistakeable whiff of success * TELEGRAPH * Don't miss ... guaranteed unputdownable * OBSERVER * Top quality * GUARDIAN * A splendidly romantic first thriller * TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT * Another winner ... Fascinates continuously from start to finish * SPECTATOR *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471920592
Publication date: 9th January 2020
Author: Joan Aiken
Publisher: The Murder Room
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 176 pages

About Joan Aiken

Joan Aiken, English-born daughter of American poet Conrad Aiken, began her writing career in the 1950s. Working for Argosy magazine as a copy editor but also as the anonymous author of articles and stories to fill up their pages, she was adept at inventing a wealth of characters and fantastic situations, and went on to produce hundreds of stories for Good Housekeeping, Vogue, Vanity Fair and many other magazines. Some of those early stories became novels, such as The Silence of Herondale, first published fifty years ago in 1964. Although her first agent famously told her to stick to short stories, ...

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