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Philip Lindsay – The Shadow Of The Red Barn

Posted by demonik on November 14, 2011

Philip Lindsay – The Shadow Of The Red Barn  (Arrow, 1965: originally Hutchinson, 1952)

A world of thieves, sleepers and cardsharpers; an unsparingly realistic picture of the low-life of a city which was, in that day, unquestionably the wickedest in the world.

A tale based on the notorious murder of Maria Marten in the Red Barn at Polstead: but the story is concerned less with the murder itself than with its effect on other people – for the most part unsavoury – who almost by chance find themselves involved ….


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