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The Ribs of Death

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14th December 2014

Price: £7.99

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Selected: ebook / ISBN-13: 9781471916762

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When Charles is given just twelve months to live, his doctor sister takes him to a small Cornish village to end his days. They are joined by other friends including Tuesday, the young author of an unexpectedly sensational novel that brings her nothing but trouble.

Combining doomed love, a beautifully groomed and immaculately behaved psychopath, an escaped circus leopard and a fortune hidden in the pages of a library of books Joan Aiken once again serves up all the ingredients for an explosive finale.

‘Unusual, enthralling, full of wry fun’ Sunday Times

Reviews

NEW YORK TIMES
Joan Aiken's triumph with this genre is that she does it so much better than others
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Excellent characterisation, especially of the likeable heroine narrator
DAILY TELEGRAPH
A fast, lively story that builds to a fiery denouement
SUNDAY TIMES
Unusual, enthralling, full of wry fun