|Genre||Crime / Mystery novel|
|7 November 2003|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover, Paperback) & Audio CD|
|Pages||423 pp (hardback)|
|LC Class||PR6073.A444 D57 2003|
|Preceded by||Fox Evil|
|Followed by||The Devil's Feather|
In 1970 Harold Stump, a mentally challenged young man, was arrested for the murder of his grandmother - the only person who ever understood him - based on scant evidence and a retracted confession; three years later, having been found guilty by a jury, he kills himself in prison. However, Jonathan Hughes, an anthropologist specialising in social stereotypes, decides to re-examine the case and, in doing so, uncovers a plethora of dark secrets that could lead him into a confrontation with a psychotic killer.
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