On Sale: February 21, 2011
Featuring: Chris Lowndes
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From New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson
comes this mesmerizing story-within-a-story about a man
pulled into a murder from the past—and his quest to
uncover the truth.
Quietly reeling from the death of his beloved wife, Chris
Lowndes decides to return to the Yorkshire Dales after
twenty-five successful years spent in Hollywood composing
film scores. He purchases Kilnsgate House, a charming old
mansion deep in the country, but something about the
place disturbs him. His unease intensifies when he learns
Kilnsgate was once the scene of a sensational murder.
More than fifty years earlier, prominent doctor Ernest
Arthur Fox was poisoned there, allegedly by his beautiful
and much younger wife, Grace, who was subsequently tried,
condemned, and hanged for the crime.
His curiosity piqued, Chris decides to investigate, and
the more he discovers, the more convinced he becomes of
Grace's innocence. Despite warnings to leave it be, his
quest for the truth is soon leading him through dark
shadows of the past . . . and into a strange web of
secrets that lie perilously close to the present.
A complex, multi-layered thriller, Before the Poison is
one of Peter Robinson’s most brilliant novels—and one
readers won’t soon forget.
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