Last Rights

Last Rights

Book - 2005
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Francis H is an undertaker in the London Borough of West Ham in the 1940s. The Second World War is in full swing and the Borough is being pounded on a nightly basis by the German Luftwaffe. Francis H is a World War 1 veteran so he also has to deal with the continuing fears and delusions that still haunt him from the trenches of Flanders. One night, in the middle of a raid, Francis meets what appears to be a madman running across the rubble screaming about being stabbed. But Francis can see no sign of blood on the man, so he passes him by. However, two days later the man's body turns up at Francis' parlour. So begins a frightening sequence of events that has Francis H pitted against violent thugs, an almost impenetrable network of secrets and his own fragile sanity.
Publisher: London : Headline, c2005
ISBN: 9780755321353
Branch Call Number: MYS NAD
Characteristics: viii, 278 p. ; 24 cm


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Mar 17, 2011

An interesting novel. I enjoyed the ambiance of the London blitz and the main character, Francis Hancock.
The plot was a bit complicated and contrived though. Definitely dragged along.

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