The Psalm Killer by Christopher Petit

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A novel of bristling power--equal parts political thriller, murder mystery, and psychological drama--The Psalm Killer plunges readers into the terrifying heart of the crisis in Northern Ireland. As Detective Chief Inspector Cross searches for a killer stalking the streets of Belfast, he uncovers the insidious, cynical political realities hidden just below the surface of the conflict going on in the city.
 

About Christopher Petit

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Chris Petit has been a film director and documentary filmmaker and has reviewed films, books, and television for major English newspapers. His previous novel is Robinson. He lives in London.
 
Published March 25, 1997 by Knopf. 437 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Candlestick kidnaps one of Cross's children to force a confrontation, Wendy cleverly disrobes, distracting the killer so that Cross can win the battle but, in an ironic twist, lose the war against the satanic political types who see Candlestick as part of a larger, drearier game.

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The madness that has beset Northern Ireland for decades provides the backdrop for this gripping tale of political conspiracy and serial murder set in Belfast. At the heart of the book's considerable d

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The madness that has beset Northern Ireland for decades provides the backdrop for this gripping tale of political conspiracy and serial murder set in Belfast.

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