A Dog's Life
By Gerald Hammond
(Severn House Publishers, Hardcover, 9780727869623, 169pp.)
Publication Date: February 2011
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A new mystery from a respected author - Novelist Tim Russell is out walking his dog one morning when he comes across a young dishevelled woman, camping out in the woods. Tim takes pity on her and offers her shelter, and Ann soon proves herself to be good company. But suddenly, one afternoon while gardening, Tim is brutally attacked. As Ann's relatives start coming out of the woodwork, Tim and Ann wonder if they've found the motivation for the attack after all. But then a local man is murdered . . .
<div><b>John Skelton</b> was an ordained priest and rector. He was poet laureate at the University of Oxford and Cambridge University, a court poet for King Henry VII, and a tutor to King Henry VIII. <b>Gerald Hammond</b> is a professor of English at the University of Manchester. He is the author of <i>Fleeting Things</i> and <i>The Making of the English Bible</i>, and the editor of <i>Selected Poems: Richard Lovelace</i>.<br></div>