A Question of Identity

A Question of Identity

A Simon Serrailler Mystery

  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781468304558
  • 336 Pages
  • Overlook Books
  • Adult


The murder of an old woman rocks the town of Lafferton. The murderer has left a distinctive “sign” on the body and at the scene of the crime. A few weeks later, a similar murder occurs, and then another. Initial investigations discover that the mysterious sign was the calling card of a suspect who was charged with several murders in the northwest of the country, tried but acquitted on the grounds of insufficient evidence. Has he vanished, or is he right under their noses? Simon Serrailler is obliged to delve deeper and scratch out answers in this addictive mystery of surpassing darkness by the bestselling Susan Hill.


"Not all great novelists can write crime fiction, but when one like Susan Hill does it,the result is stunning." — Ruth Rendell

"As every Trollope reader knows, English cathedral towns can be hotbeds of viciousness and vice. And so it is in Lafferton, where Susan Hill sets her thoughtful mysteries." — The New York Times Book Review

"Hill is a fine writer … Brooding, downright ominous." — Entertainment Weekly

"Crime fans on the lookout for intelligent examples of the genre will enjoy." — Time Out