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Kissing the Gunner's Daughter

The fifteenth Wexford novel published by Hutchinson in


Freud wanted to know what it is that women want. 'Well, one thing women want is someone to make them laugh. Wexford is quite witty, I think. He is also a big, solid type, very cool and calm. He also likes women very much and always has time for them. What more could you want in a man?

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Sergeant Caleb Martin of Kingsmarkham CID had no idea how terminally unlucky the thirteenth of May would prove. Even alive, he could have no inkling of the chain of bloody events that would follow.

No one spoke. The last person to speak had been Barry Vine when he said he would get out and open the gate. Detective Inspector Burden said nothing. He was thinking about what they would find at Tancred House and telling himself not to anticipate, for speculation was useless …

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Footnotes

  1. Investigating the darker corners of the criminal mind, New York Times 1990. ↩︎

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