An Empty Death
By Laura Wilson
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312538118, 432pp.)
Publication Date: March 15, 2011
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From the award-winning author of The Innocent Spy comes the next book in this exceptional series set in WWII London
Summer, 1944. After almost five years of conflict, London's inhabitants are exhausted. War-weary DI Ted Stratton is no exception, but he cannot help being drawn in by his latest case. Called on to investigate when a doctor is found dead in Fitzrovia's Middlesex Hospital, Stratton soon realizes that someone involved is not who they appear to be. Someone has discarded their own identity, and that someone is on a killing spree.
Meanwhile Jenny, Ted's wife, who is working at the local recovery center, is also running on fumes. When a bombed-out woman shows up, declaring that the man claiming to be her husband is an imposter, Jenny blames the woman’s confusion on shock. The reality, however, is much stranger and far more dangerous...
Ultimately, for both Stratton and Jenny perhaps there is only one thing they can really trust: their fear. And for one of them, that fear may prove to be all too real. An Empty Death is a thoroughly riveting thriller.
LAURA WILSON is the crime fiction reviewer for the Guardian. Her first novel, A Little Death, was shortlisted for both the CWA Historical Dagger and the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original; The Lover was shortlisted for two daggers and won the "Prix du Polar Europeen du Point." She is also the author of The Innocent Spy. She lives in London.