An Instance of the Fingerpost

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An Instance of the Fingerpost

By Iain Pears

Riverhead Hardcover, Hardcover, 9781573220828, 691pp.

Publication Date: March 9, 1998

In the 1660s, England's Charles II has been restored to the throne following years of civil war. Oxford is the intellectual seat of the country as well as a place of great political ferment. When a fellow of New College is found dead in suspicious circumstances, a young woman is accused of his murder. In An Instance of the Fingerpost we hear the account of the death from four witnesses, each telling his own very different version of what occurred. Only one reveals the extraordinary truth.

About the Author

Iain Pears was born in 1955. Educated at Wadham College, Oxford, he has worked as a journalist, an art historian, and a television consultant in England, France, Italy, and the United States. He is the author of seven highly praised detective novels, a book of art history, and countless articles on artistic, financial, and historical subjects, as well as the international bestseller An Instance of the Fingerpost He lives in Oxford, England.