The Tinder Box

The Tinder Box

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In the small Hampshire village of Sowerbridge, Irish labourer Patrick O?Riordan has been arrested for the brutal murder of elderly Lavinia Fanshaw and her live-in nurse, Dorothy Jenkins. As shock turns to fury, the village residents form a united front against Patrick's parents and cousin, who report incidents of vicious threats and violence. fallen victim to a prejudiced investigation and, putting her own position within the bigoted community in serious jeopardy, stands firmly by his family in defence of the O?Riordan name. revealed to Siobhan, and the family's only supporter is forced to question her loyalties. Could Patrick be capable of murder after all? Could his parents? tales of attacks be devious fabrications? And if so, what other lies lurk beneath the surface of their world? very afraid. For beneath a cunning facade, someone's chilling ambition is about to ignite . . .
Publisher: London, Eng. : Macmillan, 2004,
ISBN: 9781405048552
Characteristics: 114 p. :,ill., map ;,21 cm.


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Jan 16, 2020

A perfect little jewel of a book. Only 145 pages, but well written, engaging, wonderful characters and completely without fluff and nonsense. Although it was first published in 1999, it feels more like historical fiction than an old book. If you are a Hamish Macbeth fan, you will enjoy this tightly written glimpse into a village in turmoil.

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