‘One of our most ingenious and stylish home-grown crime novelists’ – Spectator
‘A book to delight every puzzle-suspense enthusiast’ – New York Times
John Wilkins meets a beautiful, irresistible girl, and his world is turned upside down. Looking at his wife, and thinking of the girl, everything turns red before his eyes ‒ the colour of murder.
Told ingeniously in two parts: the psychiatric assessment of a suspected murderer, and the trial for the murder itself. Clues are revealed subtly through the course of each part, and the reader is tantalized with ever-clearer visions of the truth.
About the Author: Julian Symons (1912–1994) was a notable writer of British crime fiction from the 1950s until his death, publishing more than thirty novels in total. He served as President of the prestigious Detection Club, won two Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, and is well known as the author of Bloody Murder, a classic history of crime fiction.
- Julian Symons
- British Library Publishing
- Publication date
- September 2018
- 190 x 130 mm