The Four Last Things by Andrew Taylor
A Mystery (Roth Trilogy)

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Little Lucy Appleyard is snatched from her child minder's on a cold winter afternoon, and the nightmare begins. When Eddie takes her home to beautiful, child-loving Angel, he knows he's done the right thing. But Lucy's not like their other visitors, and unwittingly she strikes through Angel's defences to something both vulnerable and volatile at the core. To the outside world Lucy has disappeared into a black hole with no clues to her whereabouts...until the first grisly discovery in a London graveyard. More such finds are to follow, all at religious sites, and, in a city haunted by religion, what do these offerings signify? All that stands now between Lucy and the final sacrifice are a CID sergeant on the verge of disgrace and a woman cleric - Lucy's parents - but how can they hope to halt the evil forces that are gathering around their innocent daughter?
 

About Andrew Taylor

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ANDREW TAYLOR is the author of several acclaimed novels, including the series of Lydmouth village mysteries and "Caroline Minuscule," for which he received an Edgar nomination and Britain's John Creasey Award. He and his family live in the Forest of Dean in England.
 
Published January 1, 1997 by HarperCollins. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Biographies & Memoirs, Crime, Horror. Fiction

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Veteran Taylor (The Mortal Sickness, 1996, etc.) begins his ``Roth trilogy,'' suspense novels about the Appleyard and Byfield families, with the story of four-year-old Lucy Appleyard's kidnapping out from under the nose of her overburdened minder.

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Each shift ratchets the tension another notch as macabre clues in the form of body parts are found in various church settings and the police are unable to make any headway.

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Mysteries in Paradise

Among other things, this blog, the result of a 2008 New Year's resolution, will act as a record of books that I've read, and random thoughts.

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