A Commonplace Killing: A Novel

A Commonplace Killing: A Novel

Siân Busby


Set within the bleakness and confusion of post-WWII London, this gripping mental mystery unravels the double lifetime of a probably right middle-class lady discovered strangled to death.

On a humid July morning in 1946, schoolboys discover a woman’s physique in a bomb web site in north London. the girl is pointed out as Lillian Frobisher, a spouse and mom who lived in a war-damaged terrace a number of streets away.

The police think that Lil should have been the sufferer of a vicious sexual attack; however the post-mortem unearths no facts of rape, and Divisional Detective Inspector Jim Cooper turns his consciousness to her inner most existence.

How did Lil become within the bomb website – a widely known fans’ hang-out? If she had consensual intercourse, why was once she strangled? Why was once her husband probably unaware that she had did not come domestic at the evening she used to be killed?

In this gripping homicide tale, Siân Busby steadily peels away the veneer of stoicism and respectability to bare the darkish truths on the center of postwar austerity Britain.


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