By Gwendoline Butler
"Butler has the sunshine contact of a grasp and a beguiling hero within the somberly monikered Coffin," says Booklist of Gwendoline Butler's seriously acclaimed Inspector Coffin sequence. Following her many past Coffin mysteries, dying Lives round the corner takes the reader again in time to Coffin's first case. between her colleagues at Oxford college, Dr. Marion Manning is taken into account a super student and a rare lady. within the opinion of friends, she is a type, brilliant individual whose sound recommendation is as responsible as her personal activities. aside from Joyo, the fancy personality who stocks her domestic as a housekeeper-companion, the revered don leads a solitary lifestyles, contentedly pursuing her reviews. Why, then, may still Marion Manning, clever, esteemed, profitable, be the hapless sufferer of The Watcher - the unusual, shadowy determine whose omnipresent eyes appear to persist with her anyplace she is going? younger Scotland backyard Inspector John Coffin, at the path of a lacking individual in Oxford, reveals that Marion Manning's challenge is in some way concerned along with his quarry - and in a scary and unforeseen demeanour, with homicide.
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