An Empty Death by Laura Wilson
A Thriller (Detective Ted Stratton)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews



From the award-winning author of The Innocent Spy comes the next book in this exceptional series set in WWII London

Summer, 1944. After almost five years of conflict, London's inhabitants are exhausted.  War-weary DI Ted Stratton is no exception, but he cannot help being drawn in by his latest case. Called on to investigate when a doctor is found dead in Fitzrovia's Middlesex Hospital, Stratton soon realizes that someone involved is not who they appear to be. Someone has discarded their own identity, and that someone is on a killing spree.

Meanwhile Jenny, Ted's wife, who is working at the local recovery center, is also running on fumes. When a bombed-out woman shows up, declaring that the man claiming to be her husband is an imposter, Jenny blames the woman’s confusion on shock. The reality, however, is much stranger and far more dangerous...

Ultimately, for both Stratton and Jenny perhaps there is only one thing they can really trust: their fear. And for one of them, that fear may prove to be all too real. An Empty Death is a thoroughly riveting thriller.  


About Laura Wilson

See more books from this Author
Laura Wilson is the crime fiction reviewer for the Guardian. Her first novel, A Little Death, was shortlisted for both the CWA Historical Dagger and the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original; The Lover was shortlisted for two Daggers and won the Prix du Polar Européen du Point. She lives in London, where she is hard at work on the next Ted Stratton thriller.
Published March 15, 2011 by Minotaur Books. 432 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for An Empty Death

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Was it death by enemy doodlebug or something more personal?

Mar 01 2011 | Read Full Review of An Empty Death: A Thriller (D...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Set in war-weary 1944 London, Wilson's second thriller featuring Scotland Yard Det. Insp. Ted Stratton falls short of the high standard set by its predecessor, The Innocent Spy, which won the CWA Elli

Jan 03 2011 | Read Full Review of An Empty Death: A Thriller (D...

New York Journal of Books

See more reviews from this publication

when Stratton helps to dig Mrs. Ingram out of her bombed-out home, Jenny agrees to help look after her.

Mar 15 2011 | Read Full Review of An Empty Death: A Thriller (D...

Reader Rating for An Empty Death

An aggregated and normalized score based on 14 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review