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Crow Court by Andy Charman

Crow Court

Andy Charman

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Imprint: Unbound
Publisher: Unbound
Publication date: 21 Jan 2021
ISBN: 9781783529100

This searingly inventive novel conjures a kaleidoscope of individual lives that all touch a central mystery: the suicide of a choirboy in rural Victorian Dorset

4 stars out of 5
Nick Rennison
21 Feb 2021

"Charman is less interested in unravelling a mystery and more concerned with the consequences that ripple out from the original violence"

When a vicious paedophile schoolmaster is killed, four men are suspected of involvement in his murder. Through a sequence of interconnected episodes, some more successfully realised than others, and an array of characters, Charman allows readers to watch the repercussions of these events play out over several decades. It’s a demanding format to adopt in a first novel, but he makes skilful use of it.

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